The Maks advantage was always size. It could be carried in uniform or out. As I understand it even in the old USSR military officers were armed at all times. Like the US of A was before Korea and the Democrat Party insisting guns cause violence not stop it. Most Police reinforcements carry long arms I see no real need UNLESS some Russian agencies have an equipment shortage. The big drum magazine is also an attention grabber. Geoff Who notes the Nazi Luftwaffe preference for the PP and PP/K and even smaller sidearms, especially during the civil war in Spain where you might be attacked anywhere.
Walther's original factory was located in Zella-Mehlis in the " Land " (state) of Thuringia . As that part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II, Walther fled to West Germany , where they established a new factory in Ulm . For several years following the war, the Allied powers forbade any manufacture of weapons in Germany. As a result, in 1952, Walther licensed production of the PP series pistols to a French company, Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin , also known as Manurhin . The French company continued to manufacture the PP series until 1986.
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Handbuch für Den Flakartilleristen (Der Kanonier) , Handbook for the Flak Artillery Crew (The Cannonier). Dated 1941, 8th Improved Edition. Paperback, 67 pages. This manual is a translation of parts of the 1941 Handbook for the Flak Artillery. The only sections contained herein are the basics for each gun, and the detailed descriptions of the tasks for each crewmember during setup and firing. It does not contain the artillery geometry, theory, communication, or aircraft recognition sections of the original 204 page manual.
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