General Information[edit | edit source]
The PPSh-41 is a Soviet blowback action, open-bolt submachine gun. The PPSh-41 was designed by Georgy Shpagin in 1941 and was adopted by the Soviet Army in the same year. The PPSh-41 was created to replace the PPD-40 submachine gun since it was deemed too expensive and difficult to manufacture, especially in large numbers since the Soviet Union was at war at the time. The PPSh-41 was extensively used during World War II and the Korean War. The PPSh-41 ended its military service in the Soviet Army sometime in the 1960s. The PPSh-41 was eventually used by militia forces and insurgents, even to this day.
The PPSh-41 submachine gun is cheap to produce, yet efficient and reliable to use. The PPSh-41's stock is made out of wood while the handguard is made out of sheet metal. A compensator is built into the barrel jack to reduce muzzle climb when the gun is fired in automatic mode though it increased muzzle flash. The PPSh-41 uses the 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridges.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
- The PPSh-41 box magazine holds 35 rounds.
- The weapon can be fired semi-automatic and fully automatic.
- The PPSh-41 is used by the Insurgents faction. It is issued to the Raider class.
- The PPSh-41 is an excellent weapon for close-quarters fighting but does very poorly at longer ranges.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The abbreviation PPSh from PPSh-41stands for pistolet-pulemyot Shpagina (Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина) which means in English from Russian, "Shpagin's machine pistol". 41 stands for the year the PPSh-41 was designed, which is 1941.
- A common nickname for the PPSh-41 is pepesha (папаша) which comes from the three letter prefix PPSh, and means in English from Russian, "daddy".
- There are around 6,000,000 PPSh submachine guns built.