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This is an overview article which contains background information and cross-game comparisons. For game-specific information and stats, see the articles linked on the right.
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Fallout10mm SMG
Fallout 210mm SMG
M3A1 "grease gun" SMG
Tommy gun
H&K P90c
H&K G11
H&K G11E
Fallout 310mm SMG
Sydney's 10mm "Ultra" SMG
FO: New Vegas9mm SMG
10mm SMG
12.7mm SMG
Securitron 9mm SMG
Silenced .22 SMG
Vance's 9mm SMG
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A submachine gun (SMG) is an automatic carbine, designed to fire pistol cartridges. It combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the cartridge of a pistol. An assault rifle, in contrast, uses an intermediate-power cartridge with more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle.

ModelsEdit

H&K MP9 10mm SMGEdit

Fo1 10mm SMG
Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

It is considered to be one of the finest weapons in the world. The single shot is acceptable, comparable to the 6520 pistol, but the burst mode is excellent. The MP9 is easy to control, and can dish out punishment unlike any other firearm in its size category. Consequently, it is highly popular among people requiring a powerful but compact source of firepower with low maintenance requirements. This weapon is vital amongst freelance-mercs as it can spew death at close range. It is an excellent weapon early in the game and can shred unarmored foes. It is very deadly at close range. Ammunition can be found almost anywhere.

M3A1 "grease gun" SMGEdit

Fo2 Grease Gun
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

This submachine gun filled National Guard arsenals after the Army replaced it with newer weapons. However, the "Grease" gun was simple and cheap to manufacture so there are still quite a few still in use. It's very powerful, but its .45 rounds lack the bonuses of 10mm rounds.

Thompson M1928Edit

TOMMYGUN
Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

This Thompson M1928 submachine gun is a sinister looking weapon; every time you hold it, you have an urge to put on a fedora hat and crack your knuckles. The Thompson is well-fed by a large 50 round drum magazine. Like the Grease gun, the Thompson is pretty powerful, but fires nondescript .45 rounds.

H&K P90cEdit

Fo2 H&K P90c
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

The Heckler & Koch P90c was just coming into use at the time of the war. The weapon's bullpup layout, and compact design, make it easy to control. The durable P90c is prized for its reliability, and high firepower in a ruggedly-compact package.

Unnamed 10mm SMGEdit

10mm SMG

This 10mm SMG is most effective at close-range by unleashing a hail of bullets. However, the SMG is next to useless at longer ranges. The SMG simply has too much spread to be of much use beyond close-range combat. Another downfall of the SMG is its ammunition consumption; if ammunition is not properly managed, the SMG can eat through 10mm rounds at alarming speeds. Even so, it's a common weapon that packs a nasty punch; a very valuable thing.

Unnamed 9mm SMGEdit

9mm SMG (Fallout New Vegas)
Gameplay articles: Fallout: New Vegas, Van Buren

The 9mm SMG is a decent small weapon, emptying its full magazine in 3 seconds flat.

Unnamed 12.7mm SMGEdit

12.7mm SMG

More common in higher levels, the 12.7mm submachine gun is a heavy duty large caliber SMG. It features a unique top mounted magazine, the bullets lie at a right angle to the weapon.

Silenced .22 SMGEdit

Silenced22SMG
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The silenced .22 SMG is iconic with its unusual pan magazine, which sits atop the gun rather than under. The silencer is integrated right into the barrel.

Unnamed .45 Auto SMGEdit

.45 Auto submachine gun
Gameplay articles: Honest Hearts, Van Buren

Used by the tribes in Zion Canyon, the .45 Auto SMG is a relatively robust gun that offers heavy firepower. Unfortunately, the result is that this gun requires two hands to operate. Also, the heavy recoil means that this SMG cannot be used by frail individuals and accuracy will suffer in long-distance engagements.

MP5 H&KEdit

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.
Tactics mp5 h&k
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The MP5 H&K is a submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH. It's one of the most popular submachine guns, used by law enforcement and militaries all over the world.

UZIEdit

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Tactics uzi
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Uzi was designed by Major Uziel Gal in the late 1940s. The prototype was finished in 1950; first introduced to IDF special forces in 1954, the weapon was placed into general issue two years later. The Uzi has found use as a personal defense weapon by rear-echelon troops, officers, artillery troops and tankers, as well as a frontline weapon by elite light infantry assault forces.

ScorpioEdit

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Tactics scorpio
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Scorpio is a decent enough little SMG. Once used by members of the Spetznas, it's not as great a submachine gun as the MP5.

Sten gunEdit

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Tactics sten gun
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Sten Gun was developed by the British during WWII as a cheap alternative to the more expensive Thompson SMG offered by the Americans. The Sten proved to be extremely reliable and, due to its fairly loose tolerances, could perform in poor conditions much more reliably than ostensibly better weapons.

MP38Edit

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Tactics mp38
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The MP38 was created during World War II by the German army, who need a compact weapon that provided more firepower than a simple pistol to arm its paratroopers, tank crews and officers. This weapon was immediately so successful that the Army established an ombudsman to all its troops.

Walther MPLEdit

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Tactics walther mpl
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Walther MPL is a parabellum submachine gun produced in West Germany from 1963 to 1985 by Walther. It serves as a slightly better all-around SMG, compared to the MP5.

FN P90cEdit

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Tactics fn p90c
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The FN P90c was designed by the FN Herstal and just coming into use at the time of the war. The weapon's bullpup layout, and compact design, make it easy to control. The durable P90c is prized for its reliability, and high firepower in a ruggedly-compact package.

Calico Liberty 100Edit

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Tactics calico liberty 100
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Calico Liberty 100 is a SMG manufactured by Calico Light Weapons Systems.

Home-made machine gunEdit

FOBoSLogoThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
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It's a jury-rigged 9mm submachine gun with an improvised bayonet built from scrap metals paired in some places with pieces of tissue and crafted in the workshops of Jane's raiders in Carbon Mill Texas in 2208.

Unnamed 9mm modelEdit

FOBoSLogoThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
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A classic 9mm SMG.

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