The PPSh (Russian: Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina; English: Shpagin machine pistol), more specifically the PPSh-41, is a Soviet submachine gun designed by Georgi Shpagin in 1941. The PPSh was designed to be a cheap and effective replacement for the PPD-40. In fact, it did just that, and was mass-produced with 6 million units produced by the end of World War II. It proved to have unmatched close range firepower with its 900 rounds per minute rate of fire and 7.62x25mm cartridges placed in a typically 71-round drum magazine. After the war, it became obsolete in Soviet Russia and was sold throughout other Soviet allies such as the People's Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam.
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, the PPSh is a submachine gun issued to the Engineer kit. It has a 25 round magazine and generally open iron sights. It has a notably lower rate of fire than the M10 or UZI, but it has considerably higher damage and recoil.