Chropi GP10 submachine gun

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Chropi GP10
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Greece
Service history
Used by Hellenic Army (not officially adopted)
Production history
Designer Sotiris Sofianopoulos (team leader)
Designed 1975
Manufacturer Chropi (Chropei), Athens
No. built approx. 100
Specifications
Length 590 mm

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
.45 ACP
Action Blowback
Feed system Box Magazine
Sights Iron

The Chropi GP10 was a submachine gun built by Chropei (which used the "Chropi" spelling on its weapons), a Greek chemical company. It was designed by a team under Sotiris Sofianopoulos (apparently[citation needed] an original Greek-Cypriot design) and was proposed to the Greek Army in 1975. Initial positive performance results during tests were followed by a final rejection with dire consequences for the company, which had improved its existing infrastructure in order to mass-produce the weapon. About 100 units had been produced, which were delivered to the Greek state and ended up in Greek Army storage facilities.

References[edit]

  • Theodoros Dimopoulos, "Opla Ellinikis Epinoisis kai Kataskevis (Greek-developed and produced Arms)", article in Greek Panzer magazine, issue 24, January–February 2006.