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A sub-machine gun fires pistol cartridges. A machine gun fires rifle rounds.

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Q: What is the difference between machine gun and sub-machine gun?
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What is the difference between a submachine gun and a machine pistol?

The pistol does not have a permanently attached stock- and it is a lot harder to control. The pistol is one handed, the gun two.

Ooh zee machine gun?

Spelled Uzi, it is a submachine gun made in Israel.

Is an AK 47 a machine gun? is not an a machine gun (u probably wont be knowing this) the minigun or gatling gun is considered to be a machine gun a proper one tho. most people say it a machine gun but it is a submachine gun

Is a sub machine gun and a machine pistol the same?

Yes and no. Some submachine guns have a shoulder stock, most machine pistols do not.

When was Thompson submachine gun created?

Thompson submachine gun was created in 1919.

What is the best machine gun?

xm8 AK-47 ----------- those r submachine guns.... the best machine gun is the 7.62 (i think it was called that). it is a revolving machine gue use on heli s and tanks

What is the difference between maxim gun amd machine gun?

Machine gun is a much broader category, which includes both current and obsolete models. The Maxim gun is a specific type of machine gun, and an obsolete one, at that.

What is an MP5 sub machine gun?

9mm submachine gun of German design, made by Heckler & Koch. Made in the 1960's. The MP5 is currently one of the most widely used submachine guns in the world. Its successor is the Heckler & Kock UMP.

What type of weapons fire automatically?

An automatic firearm is a firearm that will fire as long as the trigger is pressed and there is ammunition available. Some examples of automatic firearms are a machine gun, submachine gun, and machine pistol.

What is the most powerful submachine gun?

If you are referring to the present, today's most powerful sub-machine gun is the H&K UMP .45 cal sub-machine gun, or the Kriss Vector SMG. if you are referring to the past however then its undeniably the Tommy Gun. also a .45 cal sub-machine gun.

How old is the ak47?

1947 Base model for all AK's entered service. This submachine gun have been manufactured up to 1959. In several countries it is being manufactured modernized to some extent nowadays. In 1959 there was a modernization of the submachine gun aimed to increase its technical and operating characteristics. At the same time there were developed the light machine guns with a fixed and folding butt on the basis of the submachine gun "RPK-47". In 1961 the complex of Kalashnikov machine guns was addopted in Army: * PKS - a heavy machine gun * PKB - an armoured carrier machine gun * PKT - a tank machine gun. At the end of 60th - beginning of 70th years the works on creation of the submachine guns for cartriges of reduced calibre began. It was aimed to increase the battle efficiency and operational characteristics of the weapon. After a number of experiments the cartrige 5.45x39 with a steel bullet slug was chosen. In 1974 the complex of submachine guns and light machine guns for such type of cartrige was developed and addopted in armament. In 1990 the Army was equipped with the modernized Kalashnikov submachine gun AK-74M, having folding plastic butt with the accessory placed in it and a plate for mounting optical and night sights. In 1991 the same modernization was carried out with a light machine gun. And so the modernized Kalashnikov light machine guns RPK-74M (5.45 mm) was addopted in armament. It replaced four modification of light machine guns. Nowadays Kalashnikov submachine guns, the series 100, are developed with the purpose of expansion of their nomenclature for various types of cartriges and export. * AK101 - the 5,56 mm Kalashnikov submachine gun for cartrige 5,56x45 NATO * AK102 - the same but with a short barrel * AK103 - the 7,62 mm Kalashnikov submachine gun for cartrige 7,62x39 * AK104 - the same but with a short barrel * AK105 - 5,45 mm Kalashnikov submachine gun with a short barrel for cartrige 5,45x39. In 1993 within the framework of conversion of a defensive industry of "IZHMASH" Open Joint Stock Company developed the self-loading hunting carbine "Saiga" on the basis of the Kalashnikov submachine guns. *

When did the Thompson submachine gun become popular?

In 1938 this submachine gun became popular with the U.S. Military, which they utilized during World War II. Today these guns are collected by many gun enthusiasts, and are worth between $25,000 and $40,400.