History[edit | edit source]
A distinct Italian weapon, the Beretta M1918 is commonly considered to be the first standard-issue submachine gun, predating the Bergmann MP-18 just by a slight margin. Derived from the Villar-Perosa anti-aircraft machine gun (as in, cut in half and bolted to a stock and trigger), the M1918 inherited the simple feed system (gravity pushing casings out and feeding fresh rounds into the breech) and together with an integrated folding bayonet, formed the basis of a capable trench gun. So capable and reliable, in fact, that Italian troops still used some M1918s in the early stages of World War Two.
Stock Variants[edit | edit source]
|Image||Name||Damage||Accuracy||Hip Fire||Control||Rate of Fire||Ammunition|
|Automatico M1918 Factory||21||22||53||18||900||25/150|
|Automatico M1918 Storm||21||24||53||25||900||25/150|
|Automatico M1918 Trench||21||22||80||18||900||25/150|
Automatico M1918 Factory[edit | edit source]
Standard operational version of the Automatico.
Automatico M1918 Trench[edit | edit source]
Trench combat variant of the Automatico. Better accuracy when firing from the hip.
Automatico M1918 Storm[edit | edit source]
A distinct version of the M1918, made for stormtroopers. Increased control and accuracy.