Thompson M1A1
Introduction Date:



Auto-Ordinance Company

Service Length:



United States Armed Forces

Technical Data
Type Weapon:

Submachine Gun

Ammunition Type:

.45 ACP

Magazine Capacity:
  • 20-30 Round Magazine
  • 50-100 Round Drum
  • Alternate Fire Modes:
  • Semi-Automatic
  • Full Automatic
  • The Thompson M1A1 is a variant to the American Thompson Submachine Gun. This weapon was issued to American soldiers during October of 1942; which was well into World War 2 and was used for most of the war. This variant was capable of using 20-30 round magazines and 50-100 round drums; chambered in the .45 ACP ammunition. It was also a select fire weapon and was best fired in full automatic fire. Unlike the other variants; this version used a bolt on the side; rather than it traditionally made to be a telescopic bolt like it's predecessor. It was used in the Pacific and Europe.

    Saving Private RyanEdit

    Captain John Miller carried and used a Thompson M1A1 during his mission to locate and retrieve Private James Ryan and it was seen from his arrival at D-Day; to the final battle at Ramelle.

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