The MAT-49 is a French 9x19mm Parabellum submachine gun designed by Manufacture Nationale D'Armes de Tulle in 1949. It was designed to be cheap so it could be manufactured in large numbers and effectively be standard issue to French forces to replace the MAS-38. It was used during the First Indochina War between France and the Viet Minh and, following the Viet Minh victory, many MAT-49s were captured and converted to fit 7.62x25mm Tokarev rounds, then available in large numbers from the Soviet Union and China. It was eventually replaced by the FAMAS in French forces in 1979.
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600 rounds per minute
In Battlefield Vietnam, the MAT-49 is issued to NVA and Viet Cong Engineer kits, and is the only submachine gun in the game. It features a 32 round magazine, a medium rate of fire, average damage, fair accuracy and medium recoil. It can kill in about 2-3 shots.