United States Submachineguns
Thompson M1 Submachinegun
The legendary Tommy gun became a symbol of american gangster crime. The army at the time also remained convinced that it should only remain a civilian weapon. However battle studies in during the 1939-40 convinced the military of the need for a submachine gun to equip its newly forming legions. Therefore the tommy became the M1 Thompson and entered service with the US Armed Forces. The original M1928 model was sold to UK in limited numbers as they were desperate for any weapon to grab their hands on, and preferred it greatly over their own Sten SMG. In the US the M1928 was reworked into a simplified variant known as the M1, lightening the already heavy weapon, increasing its reliability at the cost of using only the 30rd clips. The 50 and 100 round drums were dearly loved however and in the face of heavier firepower by other nations (64rd clip of the German MP40, 71rd drum of the Russian Ppsh-41), the even more simplified M1A1 brought back the capability of using the heavier drums. Overall the weapon was heavy but dearly loved weapon, known for its reliability and heavy firepower. For the M1, two 3 pocket pouches were carried in addition to the clip for a total of 210 rounds of ammunition. The M1928 and the M1A1 replaced the ready clip with either the 50 or 100 round drum for a total of anywhere from 230 to 280 rounds.
GK RPG Stats:
M1928: Can fire ROF of 0. Can also use 50 and 100rd drums. Year:1928
M1: Can use 30rd clips only. Year: 1940
M1A1: Can also use 50 and 100rd drums. Year: 1942
M3 Grease Gun Submachinegun
Developed as a cheap, mass produced weapon to arm second line units and tank and walker crewmen, the M3 was a simple and average weapon. It fired the same .45 ACP round as the M1, and due to its mechanical resemblance to a common grease gun, it became its unofficial nickname. Relatively compact but crammed with design flaws, it was remedied by the M3A1 only in 1944. It was also taken up by first line infantrymen who found the M1 SMG too bulky to carry and use effectively. The OSS also produced a silenced version of the weapon after examining the Commonwealth Silenced Sten. Two 3 pocket pouches were carried in addition to the clip for a total of 210 rounds of ammunition. Anyone specializing in the M3 or taking it as a Favored Item or Signature Weapon may fire the weapon with an ROF of 0.
GK RPG Stats:
M3 Grease Gun: Jam (R1)
M3 Silenced: Jam (R1), Silenced Systems Perk, Year: 1943
M3A1: Remove Jam (R1), Year: 1944