Manufacturer: Erfurter Werkezeug und Mascinenfabrik (Erma), Haenel and Steyr.
Caliber: 9mm (Parabellum).
Capacity: 32 projectiles.
Weight: 4.03kg vacía/4.70kg loaded.
Firing chamber: 25 or 32 Cartridges.
Speed of firing: 450 to 550 projectiles per minute.
Initial speed: 381 m/s.
Battle range: 200m.
Introduced in 1938, at a time when the rest of the submachine guns in the world was unnecessarily heavy and expensive, the new Mp-38 "Maschinenpistole" of the company Erfurter Maschinenfabrik (Erma) I revolutionize the idea of which a submachine gun would have to be. The Mp-38 and its companion the Mp-40 allowed to establish a production in chain, becoming a very effective weapon for the close combat. He was present from the Invasion of Poland in September of 1939 to the final days of the Third Reich in 1945concept and continued development in the post war era. In the first month of World War II the Germans fielded the revolutionary MP38 weapon. Just a little over a year later the Germans introduced the MP40 machine pistol. While the MP38 changed the way machine pistols looked, the stamped sheet-metal MP40 revolutionized the way they were made. Soon all of the allied nations scrambled to develop and field machine pistols (submachine guns) of their own.