Sub-Machine Gun (Hardcover)

The Development of Sub-Machine Guns and their Ammunition from World War 1 to the Present Day

By Maxim Popenker, Anthony Williams

The Crowood Press UK, 9781847972934, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2012

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In this book, weapons experts Maxim Popenker and Anthony Williams present a study of the development of the sub-machine gun and its ammunition, before undertaking a country-by-country survey of the weapons designed, built and used across the world. With data tables giving details of ammunition and hundreds of photographs, this is an authoritative account of an essential infantry weapon.

About the Author

Maxim Popenker was born in Leningrad, graduated from St Petersburg State Technical University and is a lieutenant [reserve] in the Russian Armed Forces. He is an established author of books and magazines and online articles on the subject of firearms. He is the owner and author of a leading Internet resource on small arms, the 'Modern Firearms and Ammunition' website at Maxim has a long-term interest in the history and technical aspects of firearms, especially those of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Anthony G Williams has a particular interest in the history and development of machine guns, and their ammunition. He is the author Rapid Fire, Assault Rifle [with Maxim Popenker] and the Flying Guns trilogy [with Dr Emmanuel Gustin], which describes the development of aircraft guns, ammunition and installations from 1914 to the present day. He maintains a website at