Type 100 Submachine Gun
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Barrel Length||228.000 mm|
|Rate of Fire||800 rounds/min|
|Muzzle Velocity||335 m/s|
Contributor: C. Peter Chenww2dbaseThe Type 100 submachine guns were Japan's only submachine gun used during WW2, resulted from Japanese Army's neglect for weapons of this type through most of the 1930s. The Type 100/40 design was completed in 1939 and entered service between 1941 and 1942. The infantry version of Type 100/40 had solid wooden rifle-style stocks, while the paratrooper version had hinged folding stocks. A total of 10,000 Type 100/40 weapons were built. They were used by the paratroopers deployed in the Dutch East Indies early in the Pacific War and other actions. The enhanced variant, Type 100/44, was completed in 1944. These new weapons had a higher firing rate of 800 rounds per minute and had features that simplified production. A total of 7,000 examples of the Type 100/44 variant were built, but they were believed to have seen very little action, if any.
Source: Ian Hogg, The Encyclopedia of Infantry Weapons of World War II ww2dbase
Last Major Revision: Dec 2007
Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.
Share this article with your friends:
Stay updated with WW2DB:
Visitor Submitted Comments
All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.
- Â» Wreck of Johnston Found (8 Apr 2021)
- Â» Passing of Margaret Kelly (25 Jan 2021)
- Â» WW2DB's 16th Anniversary (29 Dec 2020)
- Â» See all news
- Â» 1,102 biographies
- Â» 334 events
- Â» 38,814 timeline entries
- Â» 1,144 ships
- Â» 339 aircraft models
- Â» 191 vehicle models
- Â» 354 weapon models
- Â» 120 historical documents
- Â» 226 facilities
- Â» 464 book reviews
- Â» 27,594 photos
- Â» 359 maps
General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944
Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!
Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!