OVP submachine gun file photo [21308]

OVP Submachine Gun

Country of OriginItaly
TypeSubmachine Gun
Caliber9.000 mm
Capacity25 rounds
Length900.000 mm
Weight3.620 kg
Rate of Fire900 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity301 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe OVP submachine guns were developed to replace the preceding Villar Perosa (VP) submachine guns. The design began in 1918, and they were delivered to the Italian Army in the early 1920s. They saw service during the Italo-Abyssinian War, and a small number of them remained in service against the British during the Desert War. They were generally withdrawn from front line service after that time.

Source: Ian Hogg, The Encyclopedia of Infantry Weapons of World War II

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2014




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