Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II: PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS - Weapon 33 (Paperback)
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Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II: PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS - Weapon 33 (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 20/05/2014
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The submachine gun (SMG) came to be the embodiment of the Soviet fighting spirit during World War II. From 1943 the Red Army's preference for close-quarters combat resulted in entire infantry units being equipped with nothing but SMGs. By deploying multiple SMG-armed companies and battalions, the Red Army was able to develop ferocious firepower in urban warfare and position assaults, the soldiers keeping within the SMG's effective range of about 150m to nullify the German skills in armoured and manoeuvre warfare, artillery support and aerial bombardment. Featuring expert analysis and an array of specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study explains the history, use and development of Soviet wartime SMGs in detail. It gives particular focus to the tactical applications of these weapons in combat, and how they compared to firearms wielded by their German opponents. With numerous first-hand combat accounts, and detailed technical explanations, this book is ideal for both the general reader and the firearms enthusiast.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781782007944
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 174 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7 mm


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"In characteristically clear-cut fashion, author Chris McNab's fascinating little handbook recaps three landmark designs: the PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS." --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

..".a superb book that is fascinating to read. A great addition to this series and one that I am positive you will enjoy. Highly recommended." --Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2014)

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