PPSh 41

Often called the ‘Burp Gun’, the PPSh41 was supplied by the Soviet Union to both the Chinese and North Korean Armies and was widely used during the Korean War.  It fired a 7.62 millimetre bullet at a rate of 900 rounds a minute.  It could be feed by a drum with 71 rounds in it.  While it was not accurate it’s high rate of fire made up for this.  It had been designed in 1941 and was widely used by the Red Army during the Second World War.

American General Moore a lieutenant during the Korean War said ‘most of the killing in Korea was done at very close ranges and it was done quickly, a matter of who responded faster.  In situations like that it outclassed and outgunned what we had.’