Accession Number : AD0783661

Title :   The PPD-40, PPSh-41, and PPS-43,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Blagonravov,A. ; Simonov,S. ; Ghistyakov,I.

Report Date : 26 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The submachine gun was an important Soviet weapon during the years of World War II. Its lightness and ease of handling made it an ideal weapon for close combat. The development of the submachine gun reflected the development of Soviet mass production techniques demanded by the pressures of the War.

Descriptors :   *Machine guns, *USSR, Weight, Handling, Translations

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE