Chinese troops used a variety of weapons during the years of Korean War from 1950 to 1953, but the Type 50 sub-machine gun was their main infantry weapon. The weapon, which was a Chinese-manufactured copy of the Soviet PPShM1941 submachine gun which had been in use since 1941, was nicknamed the "burp gun" by British Commonwealth troops because of the sound it made when it was fired.
Specs and Tactics
The Chinese burp gun fired 7.62 mm rounds from a 35 round box magazine or a 71 round drum. The weapon was fully automatic, with a maximum effective range of approximately 215 yards. It was most effective in close-quarter fighting and was well-suited to the waves of mass infantry attacks that were the most common Chinese battlefield tactic.
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