Thompson M1928A1
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Designer John T. Thompson
Manufacturer Auto-Ordnance Company
The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited
Savage Arms
RPB Industries
Produced In 1921–present
Type Submachine gun
Effective range 50 metres
Rate of Fire 700 rounds/min
Magazine 50 rounds drum
Ammunition .45 ACP
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW Debut in Forgotten Hope
Used by USA
Great Britain
M1928A1 real

While the Thompson SMG was designed back in 1917, the M1928A1 variant seen above did not enter mass production until just before the events of Pearl Harbor took place. This new version included provisions for a sling, and a horizontal foregrip that replaced the vertical grip of previous versions. Chambered in the .45 ACP round, the Thompson could either be fitted with a 20-round box magazine, or 50-round drum magazine, but frontline combat soon highlighted the problems of the 50-round one. In all, approximately 562,000 were made, with several being sent to other countries, like the Soviet Union, as a part of the lend-lease program.

A blaze is very strong in the short distance, but don't put too much confidence because scattering by the blaze is intense. It is rare that you can't defeat an enemy even if you shoot a full magazine exhaustively.

Platoon leader and close combat soldiers are mainly equipped with it.

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