The MP18 is a German submachine gun designed by Hugo Schmeisser and manufactured by Theodor Bergmann. It was the first practical submachine gun used in combat. It was introduced to the German Army in 1918 during World War I. Although production ended in the 1920s, it was used as a basis for many future submachine guns and was in service all the way up to the end of World War II by Germany, Japan and China.
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