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BLITZKRIEG: THE MP40 MASCHINENPISTOLE OF WORLD WAR II
Author: Frank Iannamico
Publisher: CHIPOTLE PUBLISHING, Dec 2004
Includes the history & development of the German machine pistol from the MP18,I to the MP40. While the MP38 changed the way machine pistols looked, the stamped sheet-metal MP40 revolutionized the way they were made. Soon the allied nations scrambled to develop & field machine pistols (submachine guns) of their own. Photos; 8.5x11 inches, 270 pgs.
The Germans fielded thier first pistol-caliber fully automatic weapon, the MP18,I machine pistol, in the last months of World War I. The new German weapon, and the tactics developed for its use, were largely ignored by the victorious allied nations. The Germans however saw great potential in the concept and continued development in the post war era. In the first month of World War II the Germans fielded the revolutionary MP38 weapon. Just a little over a year later the Germans introduced the MP40 machine pistol. While the MP38 changed the way machine pistols looked, the stamped sheet-metal MP40 revolutionized the way they were made. Soon all of the allied nations scrambled to develop and field machine pistols (submachine guns) of their own.
This book includes the history and development of the German machine pistol from the MP18,I to the MP40 to include;
??? ? Germany 1918-1939 a brief history of events
??? ? The MP18,I the first machine pistol
??? ? The MP28.II the evolution begins
??? ? The Bergmann machine pistols
??? ? The Erma EMP
??? ? Steyr-Solothurn
??? ? The MP36 the missing link
??? ? The MP38 and MP40
??? ? The Aberdeen Proving Ground trials
??? ? The German influences of U.S. weapon design
??? ? MP40 Production, contractors and subcontractors
??? ? Waffenamt-marks and proof marks
??? ? Accessories
??? ? Other submachine guns fielded by the German Army
??? ? The 9mm cartridge
??? ? The modern shooter-collector
This is an extremely revised and updated second printing of the popular MP40 book by Frank Iannamico.