The PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina; Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина; "Shpagin machine pistol") is a Soviet submachine gun designed by Georgi Shpagin as an inexpensive, simplified alternative to the PPD-40. With over 6,000,000 made it was the most mass produced weapon during World War II.


  • Type 50 (Chinese)
  • Type 49 (North Korean)
  • K-50M (Vietnamese)
  • MP41(r) (German)
  • MP717(r) (German)
  • M-49 (Yugoslavian)
  • PPS-50 (Canadian)
  • SKL-41 (German)
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