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Tommy Gun Costume Purse
WWII Weapons Used in Combat!
submachine gun was Saunders' weapon of choice. It is popularly called a Tommy gun.
automatic, the Thompson is an all-round field weapon of .45 caliber. It weighs 12.5 pounds
when fully loaded with a 30-round magazine and is 33 inches long. The M1928 Thompson fires
between 600 and 700 rounds per minute.
Saunders carried extra 30-round stick magazines inside his jacket. Some soldiers
carried magazine pouches on their belts that held up to three magazines. According to the
Army-Navy Guide from 1942, the Thompson "is used by motorcyclists, and is usually one
of the weapons on armored vehicles." And, in Combat!, used by blond sergeants.
The Thompson was the only submachine gun mass produced in any Allied country during
WWII. The French and British ordered them by the tens of thousands during the war. Though
they were less efficient and costlier than the German submachines guns, they had the great
advantage of being readily available for Allied use!
According to The
Unofficial Tommy Gun Page: "In 1939, Thompsons cost the government $209 apiece.
By Spring of 1942 cost reduction design changes had brought this down to $70. In February
of 1944 the M1A1 model reached a low price of $45 each, including accessories and spare
parts. But by the end of 1944, the M1A1 was replaced with the even lower cost M3 'Grease
Where to find Thompson equipment:
The Social History of the Machine Gun
combination of history and analysis, viewing how the invention of machine gun changes
modern warfare. Covers early developments of the weapon and field use. The WWI chapters
are especially chilling as the author shows the high cost paid for the military
strategists failure to comprehend what the machine gun meant in terms of killing power.
Includes dozens of pictures and illustrations. Emphasis is on WWI, but also includes some
WWII information. If you're looking for a technical reference, this book isn't for you. If
you want the human dimension of war and how it is effected by the machine gun, you can't
do better this. Absolutely fascinating reading!
Tommy Gun: How General Thompson's Submachine Gun Wrote History
The tommy gun is without a doubt the most famous, and the most
infamous, American firearm of the twentieth century. Since its
birth in the aftermath of World War I, the tommy gun has
enjoyed a varied career on both sides of the law. Though
General John T. Thompson invented it for the American
military, it first found notoriety thanks to its part in
events such at St. Valentine's Day Massacre. But when the
United States entered World War II, the gun's true power as an
essential, life-saving weapon made it an iconic weapon of
the American GI.
Full of incredible stories from the battlefields of Europe and
the Pacific, America's gangland, and Hollywood studio back
lots, Bill Yenne's Tommy Gun is the definitive story of this
unique American icon.
Other US WWII
Weapons pages on this site:
WWII B.A.R. Browning Automatic Rifle
M1911 Colt .45 Pistol - American WWII Handgun
M1 Garand Rifle - American WWII Rifles
Tommy Gun - Thompson Submachine Gun
WWII American Tanks and Armor
WWII American Machine Guns
WWII Artillery and Howitzers - American
Mortar Weapons of WWII
WWII Bayonets and Knives - American