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Tommy Gun with drum Magazine

The Thompson SMG (or "Tommy Gun") is an American submachine gun designed in World War I by General John T. Thompson and made (in)famous in the prohibition era. Due to its high capacity "drum" magazine, which allowed a single shooter to clear a room fairly quickly, it was popular with law enforcement and mobsters alike[1].

The Thompson achieved most of its early notoriety in the hands of Prohibition and Depression-era gangsters and in Hollywood films, most notably in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. It was often referred to as the "gun that made the twenties roar".

Specs

Thompson

With box magazine

  • Cartridge: .45 ACP
  • Weight: 10.6-10.8 lbs. (depending on exact model)
  • Length: 32-33.5 in. (depending on model)
  • Action: Blowback
  • ROF: 600-1200 rounds/min.
  • Feed System: 20 or 30 round box, 50 or 100 round drum magazine

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

211-06

Cybernetic wiseguy Myron Stark wields a Thompson SMG during a 1920s bank robbery

SCC DVD Special PlasmaBank concept2

The Isotope weapon uses Thomson SMG parts

The isotope weapon, stored at a certain point after 1963, uses parts from the Thomson SMG. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles pilot episode

Myron Stark used a Tommy Gun during his bank heists and for his planned assassination of the Californian governour. Cameron later uses that weapon on him. "Self Made Man"

Appearances

References

  1. Unofficial Tommy Gun Page

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