New York: Thomas Dunne Books. The story of one of the classic American weapons. They found a cheaper replacement. His body was flown back to , for burial. Chicago gangsters adopted the weapon in 1925, though they seem to have been better at blasting windows than eliminating rivals. John Thompson was a retired army officer, with extensive experience in ordnance issues, who in about 1914 came up with the idea for roughly rifle sized weapon with automatic fire. Very glad I read it.
About this Item: Osprey Publishing, 2010. But it was reliable and the first attempt to replace it was a disaster in combat. At ranges over about 50 yards it was not particularly accurate, especially when fired in auto mode with its habit of excessive muzzle rise. Due to problems initiating production of the Thompson's successor, the Thompson remained in service in large numbers until the end of the war. Since its birth in the aftermath of World War I, the tommy gun has enjoyed a varied career on both sides of the law.
All posts will be reviewed by a human moderator first before they become visible to all subscribers on the subreddit. From his army ordnance background he found a designer, his son's father in law suggested a financial backer, and shortly after the First World War the weapon was ready. Gal began designing the submachine gun shortly after the founding of Israel and the. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be , , or. Head of book spine is bumped. Glad I didn't pay more than a buck. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Acceptable.
All are in excellent condition with no torn or ripped pages. Thompson invented it for the American military, it first found notoriety thanks to its part in events such at St. Other types of units, such as armor, were also issued the Thompson. I include it in my library for that reason. About this Item: Thomas Dunne Books. However, sales were slow and most of the parts had not been assembled and sold by the Second World War.
The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. About this Item: The Military Book Club, 1998. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Author shows a fundamental lack of understanding of firearms operations e. All are in excellent condition with no torn or ripped pages.
An Infantry company commander had the option to issue the guns according to the need or requirement for a specific missions. The fiscal rewards went to a man who essentially engineered a leveraged buy-out of the company on the very eve of war. In the public mind, however, the Tommy Gun made a huge impact. Messenger Special Weapons Section: Quantity Rank Role 1r Staff Sergeant Section leader 1ap Sergeant Section leader, assistant 2r Pfc. T5 b Y46 2009 082 0 0 a 623. Feel free to submit interesting articles, tell us about this cool book you just read, or start a discussion about who everyone's favorite figure of minor French nobility is! Very detailed accounting of Thompson evolution as well as episodes in combat. Yenne's book seems to be very well researched and documents not only the historical design and use of the Thompson, but also the cultural development of it as an icon.
Ironically, it was never as popular with outlaws as its publicity suggested. About this Item: Thomas Dunne Books, 2009. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. I have owned and studied Thompsons since 1962 and always enjoy any new information that this book provided.
The war ended before these first prototypes could be shipped to Europe but once the M1921 Thompson formally entered production it was used by the criminals working in Chicago and New York during the 1920s. Production of the M3 submachine gun was initially quite slow Year Thompson all variants Grease Gun all variants 1942 594,910 0 1943 567,173 85,100 1944 4,091 343,372 1945 0 177,192 M3, 15,469 M3A1 The Thompson submachine gun was normally not issued on paper to infantry units, but more commonly to those men whose duties did not require them to use a full-sized rifle, or vehicle and tank crews who needed a trimmer or smaller weapon. The spine may show signs of wear. Book is in Used-Good condition. You can see by the low price that these are now available for purchase on the used and new market that the book does not hold much dollar value, which is representative of what you'll find inside.