Blyskawica submachine gun file photo [8622]

Blyskawica Submachine Gun

Country of OriginPoland
TypeSubmachine Gun
Caliber9.000 mm
Capacity32 rounds
Length730.000 mm
Barrel Length197.000 mm
Weight3.220 kg
Rate of Fire600 rounds/min
Range200 m
Muzzle Velocity400 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe Blyskawica ("Lightning") submachine guns were designed in 1942 by Waclaw Zawrotny, who stressed that the design must be very simple so that they could be built with simple tools in underground workshops. The first prototype was built between Apr and Sep 1943, and in Nov several underground workshops began to produce these weapons. Between Nov 1943 and Oct 1944, about 640 of them were built.

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Last Major Revision: Oct 2009

Photographs

Polish resistance fighter with Blyskawica submachine gun during the Warsaw Uprising, Powisle district, Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1944Polish resistance fighters Henryk Ozarek (with Vis pistol) and Tadeusz Przybyszewski (with Blyskawica submachine gun) fighting on Kredytowa-Krolewska Street, Warsaw, Poland, Oct 1944




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Dapurramerican says:
11 Nov 2009 03:01:14 PM

Is this something like a thompson but for poland?
2. H Iris says:
6 May 2010 09:00:59 AM

Closer to a British Sten with the German MP-40 style magazine and and butt.

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