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FictionEdit

Another typical Yankee character: tall, busty, blonde haired and blue-eyed, mostly with a carefree and cheerful personality that gets dangerously close to being an airheaded ditz (especially in the anime). 


Appearance

Tall, busty, blonde and with blue eyes. She wears the iconical Women Auxiliary uniform from WWII complete with the Overseas cap. Since she is shown to be the M1928 military model, she is quite a heavy gun (even heavier than "herself" in the M1A1 version not shown in the series), and thus her figure is quite ample with voluptuous breasts and abundant hipsize, but slim waist and an overall hourglass figure usually concealed by her uniform. In the manga in a flashback, she is shown in her "gangster days" as the M1921 version, with longer hair, a wilder attitude and the period-fashionable long dining dress with splitting on the side


Personality

As an elementary school teacher, she is quite motherly (being the third SMG to ever exist after the italian Villar Perosa VP15 and the german Schmeisser MP18, and the first one to be mass-produced, in a sense all of the SMGs are her derivates); she has a cheerful, easygoing and carefree personality, almost always smiling happily, but still shows her concern for the well-being of all of the students. Still, she cares mostly of her own students in the SMG class/elementary school, and being the three-wars (WWII, Korea, Vietnam plus heapload of minor conflicts) battle-hardened veteran she is, when she feels her students are in danger she fights with the strength and ability to be truly feared, quite easily dispatching even an angered heavy-barreled AUG in the manga

FactsEdit

HistoryEdit

The Thompson is an American submachine gun, designed by General John T. Thompson and developed three years after "The Great War" as an "automatic rifle intended to replace all the bolt action rifles in the United States army". It became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the "Tommy Gun", "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder", and "The Chopper".

The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police and civilians alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, reliability, and high volume of automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance.

M1928 was the military designation of the Thompson. The 1928 Thompson, even though a United States weapon was used in battle only by the Allies in the Africa Campaign and throughout in the "Lend Lease Act". Until 1943, The United States would only use the Thompson M1 in the Pacific and the M1A1 in the Normandy Invasion.

UsersEdit

The United States Briton Australia Russia Israel Cuba China South Korea Commonwealth of the Philippines

Still used by Philippines CAFGU units and Citizen Auxiliary Homeland Defense Forces

PerformanceEdit

The 1928 Thompson had a recoil compensator and a 50 round box magazine. Even though it was classified as a Submachine gun now, the gun is as long as a M733 carbine and most prewar carbines used handgun class ammunition. The later M1 and M1A1 variants could not fit the 50 round drum and only came with 30 round box magazines without a compensator and a lowered rate of fire of 600 rounds/minute.

CostEdit

The M1928 model when the United States became involved was $225 dollars a unit in 1941.

The M1 and M1A1 Thompsons were $45 a unit.

To Compare, a M1917 rifle which is more complicated than the Springfield 1903A3 rifle in the NRA CMP were priced only $7.50 in 1947.

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