The PPS-43 is a low recoil, rapid fire weapon capable of effectively suppressing enemies, but lacks killing power outside its effective range. Within its low range, it is extremely deadly, but outside of it, the weapon is little more than a spray-and-pray fire suppressor.
The Russian Army's successor to the PPSH-41, this was the USSR's newest mass-producible submachine gun. This design took off for it's ease of production of under 3 hours. The tender of this project specified stamped steel production and no shaping/shaving. This weapon held many of the same qualities of it's predecessor (slightly less rate of fire), but was cheap and simple for a struggling industry at tail end of WW2. Production of this weapon only stopped due to an overproduction of SMGs by the USSR and was as a result given to client communist countries in large amounts. Due to an unwillingness to remove existing machinery, the PPS was produced alongside the PPSH-41 that it succeeded for it's entire life. The Soviet war machine had changed it's doctrine to an emphasis on fully automatic weapons on the back of the submachine gun being the simplest and cheapest weapon to produce. These weapons would eventually result in the AK-47. The PLA went on to utilise both weapons heavily.