The TT-33 is an improved version of the Soviet 7.62x25mm Tokarev TT-30 semi-automatic pistol designed in 1933 by Fedor Tokarev. The TT-30 was designed to replace the Nagant M1895 revolver. The TT-33 was designed to simplify the design for easier manufacturing. It was widely used by Soviet troops during World War II and was also issued to many other communist states such as China, North Korea and North Vietnam.
In Battlefield Vietnam, the TT-33 is the standard pistol issued to the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong factions. It features an 8-round magazine, medium recoil, medium damage, high accuracy, long reload with a high rate fire. It can kill in up to 2-3 shots. It can be semi-effective in close quarters, as it has small cross hairs, and even for long ranges as, when prone or standing still, its cross hairs can be small enough to effectively hit an enemy at long range. Although, the TT-33's awkward recoil and deviation can make a moving target very hard to kill. Compared to the American and South Vietnamese M1911, the TT-33 has slightly higher damage, requiring only 2-3 shots to kill instead of 3 shots to kill of the M1911. However, it has a slightly lower rate of fire and 1 less round in its magazine (the M1911 has 9). It is essentially a close quarters and last resort weapon.
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, the TT-33 is one of the two selectable sidearms. It features a 12-round magazine, a high rate of fire and moderate power. It is the equivalent of the M9 from the base game, and even has the exact same stats and most of the same sounds as the M9, though the sound for racking the slide is much different.
Its iron sights, in most aspects, are very favorable, as players need only to aim with the very prominent and thin front post, which is very ideal for pin-point accuracy and easy aiming.