Friday, November 09, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 09 November 2012

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Today's question takes us to, probably, the most iconic of all guns.

The photo shows an example of the field-stripped sub-machine gun packed in a violin case. 

These guns were favored by the law-enforcers, as well as, the outlaws and have featured extensively in real and reel life battles, wars and gun-fights. Some early models of these examples had a cyclical fire rate of 1500 rounds per min, while the later models averaged around 600 rounds per minute.

Identify the sub-machine gun.

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Answer: The answer is Thompson submachine gun, affectionately called the Tommy Gun. It is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919 and 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 "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder", and "The Chopper".
Ali and Ranadip Choudhury got this correct! :)

1 comment:

  1. Thompson Submachine Gun, Model 1928A1