- Cybergun Thompson Model 1928 (Full metal)
- Weight: 2800 gr
- Length: 860 mm
- Barrel length: 315 mm
- Fire mode: Electric Semi/Full Auto
- Velocity: 330 FPS
- Material: Metal, polymer plastic
- Battery: Mini Type
- Magazine capacity: 450
- Gearbox: Version 6
- Colour: Black, wood pattern
- Includes AEG, magazine, battery and charger
Cybergun's Thompson has a very high metal content which includes the upper receiver and barrel as well as many other smaller parts such as fire selector and safety switch. Its stock, pistol grip and foregrip are constructed out of dense ABS plastic with a wood grain finish. One interesting feature is the unique design of the stocks butt plate which enables the shooter to rock the gun up from the ready position to the shouldered firing position in one fluid movement. Overall the gun is extremely well built with notably good balance and rock solid feel.
The gearbox is a full metal Version 6 with steel gears and a high performance spring which produces a velocity of 330 FPS. Powered by an 8.4v battery the Thompson will achieve 650 rounds per minute which is only slightly off from the 700 rounds per minute of the real M1A1 submachine gun. If you were to upgrade to a 9.6v battery however its rate of fire would increase to over 750 rounds per minute.
Carried by war heroes and gangsters alike, the Thompson has had a very long and colorful career which spanned over 60 years. American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919 that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the TSMG, the Tommy Gun, the Trench Broom, the Trench Sweeper, the Chicago Piano, the Chicago Typewriter, and the Chopper. The Thompson was favored by criminals and police alike for its ergonomics, compactness and high volume of automatic fire. The .45 cal submachine gun better known as the Tommy Gun first entered production in 1921 and quickly became the weapon of choice during the infamous gang wars of the prohibition period. It also saw heavy use during WWII and continued to see service well into the Vietnam War.
This variant of the Thompson is modeled after the Model 1928 which was the model seen being used by the 1920’s gangsters as they roared down Chicago’s streets while standing on the running boards of their Packard squad car. There is great attention to detail throughout from the heat sync on the barrel to the Cutts compensator on its muzzle. It even comes with a metal type L drum magazine which holds an impressive 450 rounds!