FBP M/948

Notes: This Portuguese weapon is a melding of the Nazi MP-40 and US M-3 Grease Gun submachineguns. The weapon is made largely of steel stampings and is a reliable and inexpensive weapon, and may be locally built with ease. By 2000, most of these weapons were in use by African countries such as Angola who were once Portuguese colonies.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FBP M/948

9mm Parabellum

3.74 kg

32

$322

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FBP M/948

5

2

2-Nil

4/5

1

2

26

FBP M/976

Notes: This improved version of the M/948 uses the same mechanical components, with some modifications to improve safety and reliability. The M/976 has a perforated barrel jacket to improve cooling; this incidentally gave better accuracy by better supporting the barrel and increasing stability. The barrel is also made from cold-forged steel, which further improves accuracy by strengthening the barrel. This weapon is mainly used by some former Portuguese colonies in Africa.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

FBP M/976

9mm Parabellum

3.12 kg

32, 36

$324

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

FBP M/976

5

2

2-Nil

4/5

1

3

26

INDEP Lusa

Notes: The Lusa is the standard submachinegun with Portuguese forces, and does not appear to have been sold outside of Portugal. The Lusa is a compact weapon, well liked by its users. It appears to be based on a Franchi design that never went into production. The Lusa looks similar to the MP-5, but it apparently owes nothing to Heckler & Koch in its design. In both cases, the magazine housing is shaped to double as a foregrip, and they use a sliding steel wire-type stock. They can mount laser aiming modules or tactical lights near the muzzle and are threaded for suppressors. The differences between the A1 and the A2 are in the stronger construction of the receiver, which is also shorter (though the barrel length remains the same at 6.3 inches).

Merc 2000 Notes: This weapon began to appear more and more in the hands of mercenaries and independent contractors of the various world governments, especially among higher-ranking members.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Lusa A1

9mm Parabellum

2.5 kg

30

$373

Lusa A2

9mm Parabellum

2.85 kg

30

$373

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Lusa A1

3/10

2

Nil

2/4

1

2/6

18

Lusa A2

3/10

2

Nil

2/3

1

2/5

18