Concept

Villar Perosa aircraft submachine gun

Summary
The Revelli Automatic Machine Gun, official designation FIAT Mod. 1915 and commonly nicknamed the Vilar Perosa, was an Italian portable automatic weapon developed during World War I by the Officine di Villar Perosa. As it was designed to use 9x19mm ammunition, it is said to be the first submachine gun, although not a true submachine gun by modern standards. Due to its extremely high rate of fire, it was nicknamed Pernacchia (literally raspberry, in that context meaning something like fart gun) by its operators. Design The Villar Perosa was designed as a portable double-barrel machine gun firing a handgun round. It consisted of two independent coupled weapons, each with its own barrel, firing mechanism, and separate 25-round magazine. The Villar Perosa operated on a delayed-blowback action. On the forward part of each bolts is an extension housing a guided slot. These slots are engaged by a lug which cause the bolts to
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