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PPSh-41 71-round Drum Real Life.jpg
Users Insurgents
Capacity 35-round detachable box magazine or 71-round drum magazine
Cartridge 7.62×25mm Tokarev
Fire Mode Semi-Automatic or Fully Automatic at 1000 RPM
The PPSh-41 is a Soviet-era open-bolt blowback sub-machine gun produced in vast quantities during World War 2. Due to its simplicity much like the AK and the availability of its ammunition, it has proved popular with rebel and insurgent groups. With its low recoil and extremely high rate of fire, this weapon is extremely effective at close ranges. It can also take the 35 round box magazine as well as the 70 round drum magazines.
~ In-game description

The PPSh-41 is a submachine gun featured in Squad.

General Information[]

The PPSh-41 is a Soviet blowback action, open-bolt submachine gun. The PPSh-41 was designed by Georgy Shpagin in 1941 and was adopted by the Soviet Army in the same year. The PPSh-41 was created to replace the PPD-40 submachine gun since it was deemed too expensive and difficult to manufacture, especially in large numbers since the Soviet Union was at war at the time. The PPSh-41 was extensively used during World War II and the Korean War. The PPSh-41 ended its military service in the Soviet Army sometime in the 1960s. The PPSh-41 was eventually used by militia forces and insurgents, even to this day.

The PPSh-41 submachine gun is cheap to produce, yet efficient and reliable to use. The PPSh-41's stock is made out of wood while the handguard is made out of sheet metal. A compensator is built into the barrel jack to reduce muzzle climb when the gun is fired in automatic mode though it increased muzzle flash. The PPSh-41 uses the 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridges.


  • The PPSh-41 box magazine holds 35 rounds, and the drum magazine holds 71 rounds.
  • The weapon can be fired semi-automatic and fully automatic.
  • The PPSh-41 is used by the Insurgents faction. It is issued to the Raider class.
  • The PPSh-41 is an excellent weapon for close-quarters fighting but does very poorly at longer ranges.




  • The abbreviation PPSh from PPSh-41 stands for pistolet-pulemyot Shpagina (Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина) which means in English from Russian, "Shpagin's machine pistol". 41 stands for the year the PPSh-41 was designed, which is 1941.
  • A common nickname for the PPSh-41 is pepesha (папаша) which comes from the three letter prefix PPSh, and means in English from Russian, "daddy".
  • There are around 6,000,000 PPSh submachine guns built.

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