Название: The Thompson Submachine Gun
Автор: Martin Pegler
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey Weapon Series 1
Год издания: 2010
Количество страниц: 82
Размер: 3,6 mb
The Thompson submachine gun, or Tommy gun developed an almost iconic status during the 20th century. It had an unusual beginning, for it was developed during the dying days of World War I as a 'one-man, hand-held machine gun'. The war ended before these first prototypes could be shipped to Europe but once the M1921 Thompson formally entered production it was used by the criminals working in Chicago and New York during the 1920s.