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The Thompson is a series of American submachine guns designed by John T. Thompson in 1917. The Thompson became infamous during the 1920s-30s for its use in crime organizations and law enforcement. It had a long list of variants, most notably the M1928, M1 and M1A1 variants which were adopted by the United States military in 1938. It was also widely used by British and Canadian units in Europe during World War II.

The Thompson fired the .45 ACP cartridge loaded typically into 20 or 30-round stick magazines, or 50 or 100-round drum magazines. The M1928 models had a rate of fire of around 1,200 rounds per minute, while the M1/M1A1 had a rate of fire of about 600 because of army requirements, with a range of about 100 meters, and an effective range of about 50 meters.

Battlefield 1942[]

Main article: Thompson/Battlefield 1942

The Thompson is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1942 and is issued to the Medic kit of the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, British Army (replaced with the Sten SMG in the The Road to Rome expansion) and Canadian Army.

Battlefield Vietnam[]

The Thompson is a weapon featured in the official World War II mod of Battlefield Vietnam. Unlike many of its counterparts, the Thompson is completely redesigned from the original Battlefield 1942 version, albeit with the same stats.

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Battlefield Heroes[]

Main article: Thompson/Heroes


Tommy's Typewriter

In Battlefield Heroes, there are three submachine guns that are based on the Thompson, being the variants of the Tommy's Typewriter, the Charlie's Chopper and the Greg's Greasy Gun. The regular variants are based on the M1A1 Thompson, and the super variants are based on the M1928 Thompson.

Battlefield 1943[]

The Thompson is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1943 and is issued to the United States Marine Corps in the Infantry kit. It is a direct equivalent to the Japan counterpart, the Type 100, the two weapons being statistically identical.

It has low power, low accuracy, a high rate of fire and 30 round magazine. It can kill in around 7 to 10 or so rounds, though its mediocre accuracy will require a few more shots to finally kill an enemy. It is essentially a close quarters weapon. Since the iron sights on the Thompson can not be used, aiming simply closes up and increases accuracy, so it's efficiency deteriorates at longer ranges.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

Main article: Thompson/Bad Company 2

"The new installment of the "Tommy Gun". This 30 round fully automatic submachine gun was adopted by the US Army and the Allies in WWII. Possessing .45 caliber stopping power complimented by firing 600 rounds per minute."

— In-game description

The WWII M1A1 Thompson is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2. It can be seen during the mission Operation Aurora but can not be used by the player. In multiplayer, it is unlocked by reaching rank 10 or by owning either the Limited or Ultimate editions of the game.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam[]

"The new installment of the "Tommy Gun". This 30 round fully automatic submachine gun was adopted by the US Army and the Allies in WWII. Possessing .45 caliber stopping power complimented by firing 600 rounds per minute."

— In-game description

The WWII M1A1 Thompson is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam. Like the base game, it is an all kits weapon and is unlocked in conjunction with Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer. It has mostly the same stats as in the base game, though it does have increased damage and a modified range of 18 metre rather than 16 metre.

Battlefield Hardline[]

Main article: Thompson/Hardline

The M1A1 is an all-kit submachine gun introduced in patch 1.04 that was released alongside the Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity expansion. Since the weapon was released in a patch alongside the expansion, it is thereby available to all players for free and does not require ownership of the Criminal Activity expansion.


Battlefield 1[]

Main article: Thompson/Battlefield 1


Two early prototypes of the Thompson submachine gun appear in Battlefield 1.

Annihilator[]

"This prototype of the famous American SMG was just days short of making it to the front in WWI, but the armistice ended the war before the shipment left the dock."

— In-game description

The Annihilator was previously seen in the Community Test Environment. The Trench variant was added to the base game in the Weapons Crate Update on May 7, 2018 and the Storm variant was added to the base game in the Shock Operations Update on June 27, 2018.


M1919 SMG[]

"This prototype of the famous American SMG was just days short of making it to the front in WWI, but the armistice ended the war before the shipment left the dock."

— In-Game Description

The M1919 SMG was introduced on May 23, 2018. The weapon was unlocked for use after pre-ordering the online standard or deluxe editions of Battlefield V on any platform. After the release of Battlefield V, it became unobtainable to any player that did not pre-order.


Battlefield V[]

Main article: Thompson/Battlefield V

"The Chicago gangsters made the "Tommy Gun" famous in the 1920s. The US Army adopted it in 1938 for its accuracy and high rate of fire, and Allied Commando and Ranger units used it extensively."

— In-game description

The M1928A1 is a weapon featured in Battlefield V. It can be seen in several ฺWar Stories. In multiplayer, it is unlocked for the Medic kit at class rank 20. Unlike in previous games, the damage profile of the M1928A1's .45 ACP round is practically identical to the other 9x19mm SMGs - starting at 25 damage and dropping off at the same rate to 12 damage.


Battlefield 2042[]

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Two versions of Thompson are featured in Battlefield Portal. The weapon was first seen in Battlefield Portal Official Trailer. Both versions share the same model, rate of fire, and magazine size with 1942 features a higher damage and Bad Company 2 features better accuracy, range and handling.

Battlefield 1942[]

"Formally known as the M1928A1, it uses the .45 ACP cartridge in thirty round magazines giving those behind the Thompson a powerful, tactical advantage over their enemies."

— In-game description

The Thompson is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2042 exclusively in Battlefield Portal. This 1942 version is available for Medic kit.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

"The classic running the .45 ACP cartridge in thirty round magazines. It was awarded to players reaching rank 10 or those with the Limited or Ultimate versions of the game."

— In-game description

The Thompson is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2042 exclusively in Battlefield Portal. This Bad Company 2 version is available for all kits.


References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bad Company 2 | DenKirson on Xanga - retrieved March 5, 2010
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