MP40 automatic submachine gun with strap, Germany 1940
MP40 SMG automatic leash, Germany 1940. The MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40) was an automatic submachine gun used extensively by troops from Nazi Germany (usually by officers and paratroopers) during World War II.
Designed by Heinrich Vollmer, Erma, in order to give soldiers an assault weapon, mainly mechanized infantry units and paratroopers was made to end the conflict. excellent weapon for close combat (urban areas, forests, etc.), was, however, ineffective in combat in open terrain for its limited scope.
This was one of the reasons for the design of Stg-44, the predecessor of modern assault rifles.