The M3 "Grease Gun" cover
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Influenced by the German MP 40 and the British Sten, the .45­caliber M3 “Grease Gun” served as the primary U.S. submachine gun for almost a half century. Designed to replace the expensive Thompson SMG, the M3 was issued to airborne troops thanks to its compact design with sliding wire stock, also being favored by armored crews right up to 1991's Operation Desert Storm.

In Korea and Vietnam, reconnaissance troops and special-operations forces were at times armed with the M3A1--also available in a suppressed version--and it was the first SMG issued to the US counter-terrorist unit Delta Force. Featuring full-color artwork, firsthand accounts, and archive and close-up photographs, this is the engaging story of the M3 submachine gun.

Table of Contents

Introduction/ Development /Use /Impact /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published May 24 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472811073
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 29 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Weapon
Short code WPN 46
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Leroy Thompson

Leroy Thompson has trained military and police spe…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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