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The most-disturbing thing was the staccato shooting of their burp guns, as bullets were flying at a furious pace.
Enemy snipers holed up In nearby farmhouses fired relentlessly at the pilots with MP40 submachine guns--nicknamed burp guns because of the sound their bursts of automatic fire made.
The burp gun - firing 900 rounds a minute - missed, blowing up dirt all around him.
In fact the very first gun magazine I ever bought back in 1962 was picked because the cover blurb said there was an article inside titled "Burp Guns Of Modern Armies." Of all "burp guns" ever invented it was the German MP40 I craved.
The story of the 435th Glider Pilot Company's stand outside Wesel spread quickly after the US Army newspaper Stars and Stripes ran an article headlined "The Battle of Burp Gun Corner." The men received pointed, official praise from the commander of the US Ninth Air Force, Lieutenant General Lewis Brereton.
Because its rapid rate of fire gave the PPsh4l a distinctive sound, it is commonly referred to as the communists' "burp gun."
Looking out of my hole I could see the bursts of a burp gun [a German submachine gun such as the MP18, MP40, or STG44 machine pistols] glancing off the pavement.
He was later made to stand to attention, for hours, and when he complained was beaten by the Chinese guard commander with the butt of a burp gun, which, incidentally, went off and killed the guard.
Sometimes they would be accompanied by an air gunner armed with a machine gun or, in at least one instance, a "burp gun" machine carbine.
Belt-fed machine guns are a world far beyond burp guns and assault rifles, both in the complexity of their mechanism and their deployment on the battlefield.
All I could really remember about it was that its cover was red and there was a blurb on it reading "Burp Guns Of Modern Armies."
Snipers fire burp guns. Only a baseball bat or pistol is less desirable for "sniping," as that word is used in the military.
The Russians had excellent tanks, large numbers of self-loading rifles, and hosts of soldiers armed with machine pistols, "burp guns" as they were known.
Although the little burp guns carry the "PPS" label, they are really more of a visual copy of the predecessors to the PPSh-41, namely the Russian M34/38 and PPD M1940 submachine guns.