Great laker: My father fought in France and Germany in WW2, he told me that if any of
the soldiers somehow ended up with a Thompson they traded it off for a
Garand because "they wanted something they could aim and hit something".
The Exile: I'd say go with the grease gun. I recall hearing that it could swap between
45 and 9 with a kit but with that slow rate of fire you can shoot longer
and more accurately if your just vaguely shooting towards the enemy. Might
hurt if your clearing trenches or buildings but no guns perfect.
Jeremy VetTech: Lots of childish anti-American anger in these comments. LOL. Insecure much?
Nobody needs to point out the clip was propaganda - everybody already knew
that. I'm no expert, so my opinion on which is best is worthless (like 90%
of yours are), so just put on your big boy pants and get over the fact that
not all SMGs are created equal.
Steve Lempitski: The MP40 was the best of them - reason was the bolt was so heavy in it the
recoil was minimal for a fully auto firearm. Thompsons were replaced as the
Government was paying 225 bucks apiece, 5 times the cost of a Garand.
R J Macready: The thompson is an early model judging by the compensator ans location of
the bolt. Its rate of fire was like 800 rpm if i remember right. Later in
the war the thompsons were turned down to like 400 or 500 rpm that matched
the grease gun. They were phased out and the m3 grease gun took their place
because they were more expensive to make. Thompson is a much finer smg.
cameron sturgess: All 3 guns have different strengths and weaknesses so they should have
built the M1A1 Thompson, The M3 and either copied or captured as many MP40s
Daniel SCHNEIDER: Well of course in a WW2 training/propaganda film your'e going to dog the
enemy's weapon.....my gramps was a rifleman in the ETO and remembers a
training film shown stateside that said to the effect that the German
MG42's "bark was worse than its bite". His exact words on that were "what a
bunch of crap!!"
Serge Gaggiano: schmeisser est l'usine de fabrique de ce pm 38 .40. mais son
vrai nom est erma du concepteur ... pas pareil !!!
unwindout: Someone, I don't remember who, told me that, if a GI with a grease gun
could get ahold of a Schmeisser with a good cache of ammo, he'd throw is
grease gun away and use the German gun.
VN Dustoff: The thompson was faster then the MP40 IMO
Otto Fick: Sounds legit to me...hee-haw
Jon Applegate: WWII propaganda to sooth the troops and their families. These were very
close range weapons. You would be very hard pressed to pick out one from
the other if you were on the wrong side of it within 50 feet.
Karen Jamal Omidi: good nice but I like the thopson gun more
kenneth mcgriff: 45. acp has more stopping power than the 9mm ill take the m3 over the mp40
Firearms: Hugo Schmeisser had nothing to do with the MP-40.
Herceg Bosna 90: What is ''obviously''
batterman mccormick: M3 for the win!!
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