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Even the Germans used captured Soviet submachine guns
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Very well presented! I would love to know what the Germans thought of these tactics and how they responded.
Effective range for soviet W II submachine guns was 200 yards/meters but with today's +P/NATO ammunition that would be closer to 300 yards unless modern SMG barrels are less than 6 inches in length.
HOWEVER the FN P90 with its much faster 5.7 x 28 ammo easily reaches effectively to 400 yards.
I don't wanna hear the word "sub machine gun" for a while, I think I heard it today enough 😂😂
jSiTohahL7k&t=4m50s 4:50 , interesting, she’s missing her front sight hood
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Sorry but your labeling of the 7.62×25mm Tokarev as 'small' is misleading and ultimately just incorrect. The cartridge was never considered underpowered by the combatants on either side during the war nor is it considered as such today. Such a characterization of the round is followed immediately by your own admission of contradictory data. Without unnecessarily listing the easily available spec's I'll just say this- 7.62 Tokarev was admired by all on the eastern front with lots of photographic evidence of beutewaffen to prove it and it's still considered a spicy pistol caliber cartridge to this day.
I realize it's not like you shit all over the round and also that it's a bit 'nit picky' on my part but I felt the need to clarify. Anyway I love your stuff, true ace tier content! Please keep em' coming and thanks!
I would say that finland had a good sub machine gun.
This is good stuff.
But as a Canadian...
the back ground music although not to loud reminds me of a yankee dodal dandy, go America go , thank you for your service blah blah blah
rather than a Soviet for the motherland feeling. 😆
Keep up the good work.
I'm binge watching you now!!
So the "Two soldiers - one rifle" myth is actually correct, since the other one was carrying an SMG...
I think all I got from this was "submachine gun".
Self propelled artillery SU-100 crew & tank desant youtu.be/Sep4G-Lh-ZY youtu.be/Sep4G-Lh-ZY
we fought the wrong side...we should have buried Stalin's lil' Commies then and there.
I happen to have a PPSH-41 converted into a blank gun, the receiver markings indicate that it was manufactured in a factory near Moscow in about 1942 serial number 245. I quite like it, it is quite heavy though with a high cyclic rate. Between it and the PPS I think I prefer the PPS. Those drums are cool but they are certainly not all their cracked up to be. They're tedious to load, they won't always work, and if one of the part happens to breaking them the whole drums useless. Heavy as hell too. I prefer the sticks for the PPSH, but they are empty in a flash. Still a great submachine gun
So Soviets didn't have one rifle for 5 soldiers? Wow.
drink a shot every time "machine gun" is said.
-You were told that half of the soviet army don't have rifles
-They have smg's