Belgium’s Vigneron Submachine Gun—A Gun That Took The Best of Other Guns
The National Interest -

Peter Suciu

History, Europe

It was great for “street fighting.”

While the submachine gun was first employed at the end of the World War I, with Germany’s MP18 being the first successful compact automatic weapon, the development continued in the interwar era with countries such as the United States developing the Thompson and Germany's military refining the concept with the MP40.

However, submachine gun development reached its apex after World War II when new designs were heavily influenced by...

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