The PPSh-41 or Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina in full is a Soviet designed Sub-Machine gun designed by Georgi Shpagin in 1941. The PPSh-41 is a blow-back operated SMG chambered in 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Roughly 6 million were mass produced not counting the officialy licenced Chinese Type 50 (Pictured Below)
The PPSh-41 would take either a 35 round Box Magazine or a 71 round Drum Magazine. It had a fire rate of 900 rounds/min, a muzzle velocity of almost 500 M/S (488M/S) and a effective distance of 150 Meters. Later into the war the 35 round box magazine mainly replaced the Drum Magazine due to the fact that fully loaded the drum mag constantly jammed, other factors influencing this change was also that it took a very long time to load a drum magazine. The box magazine not only reduced jamming significantly but also ment they could carry more magazines with less bulk and the box magazine also made for a much better grip to hold onto than the drum magazine. The PPSh-41 is still used in some parts of the world today.
- Developed in 1941 by Georgi Shpagin.
- Chambered in 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
- Fire rate of 900 Rounds/Min.
- Range on average of 150 Meters.
- weighs 3.63 KG's unloaded.
- Will accept a 71 round Drum Magazine (That jammed a lot) or a 35 round box magazine.
- In use from 1941 to the present day in some parts of the world.