There is. The MP5.How come there aren't any SMGs in the U.S. weapon list?
By Desert Storm, they had generally lost all the goodwill they built from WWII to Viet Nam due to the loss of maintenance infrastructure, much like the M60. We're talking "pull the trigger and the whole magazine is going, whether you want it to or not" levels of no maintenance. Replacing them with an M16A2 was much quicker than M9s for 1911s.I bet plenty of NG or reserve units still had them, and many would have cropped up in later years. Maybe mostly stateside though.
SpecOps troops still had access to them, but they also had access to Uzis and other items, including M1911There is. The MP5.How come there aren't any SMGs in the U.S. weapon list?
Seriously, the grease gun was gone from the inventory shortly after Desert Storm. If you want one for a support trooper (the last personnel to have them were M88 crews) you can use the Swedish K (the Chuck G M45), which has likewise been excised, increase the Dam and Crit to 2/3, and decrease the reliability one step. (The guns were worn out by the Team Yankee era and no replacement parts were procured.)
Not in the army, but it lead to the M4 specification, which is, and the XM177 was in the supply chain as the official SMG. It was adoped by the USAF under a different code (but the same stock number), GAU something..The XM177 series was never a general issue item. It is a submachine gun because DOD specifications do not include pistol caliber ammo, only barrel length, automatic fire, and small arms ammo. As for grease guns, my squadron didn't divest until after redeploying from Bosnia in '97. The tankers and 88 crews had them, though the guns didn't deploy.