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Overview

The PPSh obr. 2 (abbreviated as PPSh-2) is a Soviet prototype submachine gun developed in 1942 as a cheap replacement for the PPSh-41.

Development

The PPSh-2 began development in 1942 when an order for a compact, leightweight, and cheap submachine gun was placed by the Soviet military. The fire rate was to be lowered to 550 too.

Gyeorgij Shpagin began with his former PPSh-41 machine gun, multiple changes were made in addition to the major chassis redesign. The stock was now detachable, with an optional collapsible metal stock, and a pistol grip was implemented. The trigger mechanism was simplified, and the ability to fire in semi-automatic fire was removed as service reports of the PPSh-41 showed that most users fired in fully-automatic in short bursts.

The weapon entered trials against other weapons, including the PPS-42. The PPSh-2 fit the requirements, but multiple disadvantages were uncovered; the weapon was prone to blockages due to dust or excessive lubrication, especially in winter conditions, the compensator proved effective but the flash generated made it difficult to use from vehicles, and the detachable stock was said to be unreliable which may result in losing the stock during deployment.

The PPSh-2 was allowed to compete in the second stage of the trials if improved, but the second stage didn't commence due to wartime concerns so a choice had to be made. The PPSh-2 was discarded while the competing PPS-42 was chosen and became the PPS-43.

Variants

PPSh-41 — 56-A-134
Standard model.
PPSh-2
Prototype lightweight model from 1942.
PPSh-45
Prototype compact model from 1945.
PPSh-41N
PPSh-41 with Ts-3 night optic.
PPSh-41 (Curved Barrel)
PPSh-41 with curved barrel.
PPSh-41 (Detachable Stock)
PPSh-41 with detachable stock.

Derivatives

PPSh-O
ZiD civilian model.
SKL-41
Semi-automatic civilian model in 9x19mm Parabellum.
VPO-135
Molot Oruzhie civilian model chambered in 7,62x25mm TT.
VPO-512
Molot Oruzhie civilian model.

Foreign

48M
Hungarian PPSh-41.
MP-562K PPSh
Izhevsk Mechanical Plant civilian air rifle.
M.P. 41(r)
German conversion in 9x19mm Parabellum.
M.P. 717(r)
German designation for captured PPSh-41s.
MPi 41
East German PPSh-41.
PM Md. 1952
Romanian PPSh-41.
PPS-50
Pietta civilian rifle.
SR-41
American civilian rifle.
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