Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Chopper



History Channel's got a piece on right now, about the Thompson submachine gun.

The makers -- Auto Ordnance -- failed in marketing it to police and military markets, but it quickly became the weapon of choice for mobsters of the Prohibition era.

They nicknamed it:

CHOPPER
CHICAGO TYPEWRITER
GAT
TOMMY GUN

But when the Nazis started WWII, the military did an about-face. The Brits were the first to discover the stopping power of this weapon.

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