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An Ekosian guard armed with an MP-40

The MP40 (German for Maschinenpistole 40, literally "machine pistol 40") was a submachine gun used on Earth by the Germans for their military during World War II.

The German military also used the same weapon in an alternate 1944 caused by the Temporal Cold War. (ENT: "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II")

When John Gill modeled the culture of Ekos after the Earth Nazi philosophy, the Ekosians were also armed with MP40s in the 2260s. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

In 2374, the Hirogen gained control over the USS Voyager and utilized its holodeck for the creation of their hunting simulations. One of the scenarios they chose was set in the French World War II-era village of Sainte Claire, occupied by Germans, whose SS soldiers they recreated along with their contemporary weaponry, including the MP-40. (VOY: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II")

Strictly speaking, the in the Star Trek episodes featured MP40s – often, but incorrectly, nicknamed the "Schmeisser" by the Allies – could also as easily have been its immediate predecessor, the MP38 (itself a further development from the similarly designed MP36), which was also produced and used by the German armed forces. Both models were visually near-indistinguishable from each other, already from a short distance. However, the internally simplified, and therefore cheaper to produce, MP-40 was produced in far larger quantities (1,1 million units), dwarfing that of the MP38.
The distinctive MP-38/40 has for the general public become the quintessential German weapon, having been featured in countless Hollywood productions. Its no less quintessential American counterpart, has been the military version of the Thompson submachine gun, which likewise had been featured in several Star Trek productions.

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