Submachine guns typically have higher rates of fire with assault rifles, but with less damage, range, and kick. They are good for short to medium range combat, although you may need more shots to kill out to a certain distance.
Ah, submachine guns. Where would we be without you? Probably still using muskets. You see, they invented spraying and praying. Just ask Peter Gusenberg, Frank Gusenberg, Albert Kachellek, Adam Heyer, Reinhardt Schwimmer, Albert Weinshank, and John May. (Hint: Those are the vitims of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Pay attention in history, kids.)
The following SMGs appear in Chat.
- MP40 (VSTF Classic) (MCP)
- "Achtung! Schnell!", go the stereotyped German soldiers in the typical WWII action movie whose directors don't realize the MP40 saw little use with normal soldiers in WWII.
- Thompson 1921 (MCP)
- A true gangster is not complete without one.
- M1A1 Thompson (VSTF Classic)
- The military issue Thompson of WWII with better accuracy than a 1921, but smaller magazine and with no foregrip.
- P90 (Kat)
- Sadly doesn't come with a bug upping the magazine capacity to 80 rounds, but it's pretty good at penetrating through armor.
- Calico M960 (IT)
- Rimfire submachine gun using a special 50 round helical magazine.
- MP5 (IDF) (MCP)
- Popular with special forces and SWAT teams around the globe.
- Grease Gun
- Old school SMG that was to replace the expensive Thompson in combat. Back in 1944 it cost just $3, which is only $40 now. If automatic weapons were that cheap today, I'd have a personal army.
- Used by the CIA back before the MP5 and M4 became popular. You can also fit it in a suitcase.
- UMP45 (MCP)
- If you want a .45 MP5 and are willing to sacrifice five rounds capacity and high rate of fire, this gun is for you.
- Colt 9mm SMG
- Based on the AR15 platform. Also accepts Uzi magazines. What's not to like?
- Vector (IT)
- Using ultra futuristic recoil compensation technology.
- A short MP5 pattern SMG, but with the same level of tactical potential.