The M3 "Grease Gun"
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The M3 "Grease Gun"

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Influenced by the German MP 40 and the British Sten, the .45-caliber M3 "Grease Gun" served as the primary US submachine gun for almost a half-century. Designed to replace the expensive Thompson SMG, the M3 was issued to airborne troops and others during World War II thanks to its compact design with sliding wire stock. An improved variant, the M3A1, was favored by armored crews right up to the beginning of the 1990s, seeing service in 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 counterterrorist unit Delta Force. Featuring full-color artwork, first-hand accounts, and archive and close-up photographs, this is the engaging story of the M3 submachine gun.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 7mm | 259g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 35 b/w; 29 col
  • 1472811070
  • 9781472811073
  • 346,453

Table of contents

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

"All of this is accompanied by a well chosen selection of period photos as well as some great art work by Adam Hook. In all, it is a fine addition to the series and a read that I'm sure you will enjoy." - Modeling Madness

"I would have no hesitation to add other Osprey Publishing titles to my personal library nor would I hesitate to recommend this book to others as it will be a welcome addition to one's personal military reference library." - Armorama.com

"It is highly recommended to anyone interested in learning about this unique weapon." - IPMS/USA

"This book combines great reference as well as entertaining in action and usage stories and is highly recommended." - AMPS
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About Leroy Thompson

Leroy Thompson has trained and advised military and police special-operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had more than 45 books published, and appeared as a weapons expert on documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC.

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. Born in Malaya in 1949, Alan Gilliland studied photography/film and architecture, and has worked as a photojournalist and cartoonist. He also spent 18 years as the graphics editor of The Daily Telegraph, winning 19 awards, including numerous UK Press Awards. He now writes, illustrates and publishes fiction as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers.
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