Mp 38 & Mp 40 Submachine Guns, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWPN31
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    About this Osprey Publishing Book
    Nazi Germany's MP 38 and MP 40 submachine guns are among World War II's most recognizable weapons. Portable and with folding stocks, both were widely issued to airborne troops and became the hallmark of Germany's infantry section and platoon leaders. A million were produced during the conflict - and many found their ways into the hands of paramilitary and irregular forces from Israel to Vietnam after the war. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and period and close-up photographs, this is the story of the origins, combat use, and lasting influence of two of World War II's most famous firearms.
    CONTENTS
    Introduction
    Development: A new breed of SMG
    Use: The machine-pistol in combaT
    Impact: An influential SMG
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index