Leading up to the launch of the RWA Lee Enfield here is the second gun in our WWII Airsoft Guns series. The MP40 was iconic and instantly recognizable as it was one of the frequently used machine pistols or submachine guns by the Germans during that period. Being chambered in 9mm the gun was a standard issue weapon to the infantryman along with the Karabiner 98k. It was After the battle of Stalingrad and being outgunned by the Russians with their submachine guns in urban areas the Germans started to shift more and more to this gun, some entire platoons were being issued them. By 1943 Nazi Germany started to replace both the MP40 and the Karabiner 98k with the StG 44 and at the end of the war in 1945 approximately 1.1 million MP40s were produced.
With that brief history lesson, its easy to say that the MP40 was as iconic to the Germans of the time as the M1 Garand or the M1 Thompson was to the Americans and the Lee Enfield was to the British. The version you see here is the GBBR version by Umarex, rather fitting how a German company is now reproducing one of its most iconic guns for airsoft.
The make of the gun is full metal and it uses Co2 as its power source. What I find very cool about this gun is how easy it is for you to make it look worn and even out of the box just how the metals look already gives it a very raw and gritty look. It can shoot in semi and full auto modes but lets be honest, its only fun in full auto fun mode!
Tim has actually done a comprehensive review on it so if you want to check it out, just click HERE. The next gun in our line up is the broom handle itself, the M712!
If you would like to check out the MP40, click HERE for more!