PPSh 41 submachine gun in action – Guns of the 1956 Revolution Part 1 – full video
I always wanted to make a series about the most common military arms of the 1956 revolution in Hungary. Now I am happy to announce that we are remembering the heroes with a mini series about these firearms, starting with the PPSh 41 soviet SMG. History, accuracy, tactics, ballistics. Enjoy!
The PPSh-41 was designed by Georgi Shpagin as a cheap, reliable, and simplified alternative to the more complex and unreliable PPD-40. It’s a magazine-fed selective fire submachine gun using an open-bolt, blowback action. Made largely of stamped steel, it can be loaded with either a box or drum magazine, and fires the 7.62×25mm Tokarev pistol round, which has a pretty high velocity and decent stopping power. A soldier was equipped with PPSh was given 2-3 drum magazine with 71 cartridges each. The PPSh saw extensive combat use during World War II and the Korean War.
The people of the Hugnarian Revolution of 1956 obtained their PPSh’s from the military and police warehouses. It’s low maitanence needs, simple assembly and disassembly, reliable action and good stopping power made this weapon the best choice for the street fights during the revolution.