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Note. To the best of my knowledge this is not based on any existing Fallout Equestria storyline, nor does it follow any particular plot in Fallout 4. This is just the narrative that popped  into my head as I worked on this piece.

      Sweetie Drops fired a burst from her submachine gun then she ducked back behind the column of worn, bullet riddled, pre-war concrete. She caught a brief glimpse of one member of the Black Hoof gang crumple to the ground as several of her 9x19mm rounds found their mark. 

      The other members of the Black Hoof expressed their disapproval at Sweetie's actions by peppering the concrete column and ground around her with another volley of assorted gunfire.  Chunks of column and the concrete floor went flying and a cloud of concrete dust now swirled around the area.  Mingled amongst the roar of gunfire was sound of whizzing bullets and pinging ricocheting projectiles.  The mare sighed and then muttered to herself.

     "Well. I got their attention." Bonbon - Sweetie Drops No! 

     Waiting for a pause in the gangsters fire Sweetie once again leaned back around the column again and fired another burst at her assailants. She dove back behind cover as her gun ran dry.  Smoke rose from her weapon as she dropped the empty 40rd magazine from the weapon and pulled fresh magazine from her web gear.  With her gun reloaded she grumbled.

    "Time to lose these jerks."

Edit. Some folks have been asking what weapon Sweetie is holding. It's a Franchi LF57. Ian at Forgotten Weapons did a video of it Link YouTube Icon

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stopsigndrawer81's avatar
stopsigndrawer81Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, I follow Ian at Forgotten Weapons as well. I knew what the Franchi LF-57 was long before that video though. Apparently during the 60s or early 70s, a semi-automatic carbine version of the LF-57 was made with a long goofy looking 16 inch barrel for sales to the US civilian market.
Baron-Engel's avatar
Baron-EngelProfessional Traditional Artist
Same here. I've had reference photos for years now as well. Including the goofy semi-auto NFA compliant carbines for the US market you mentioned, but Ian's video was such a good source I included it.
RenaTamer's avatar
and she has mine...

god, why do i have a thing for Alpha-chicks with guns... (sigh)
jehornath's avatar
Nice touch with the brass everywhere, lots of folk forget that.
Baron-Engel's avatar
Baron-EngelProfessional Traditional Artist
I was also pleased the steam/smoke coming of the submachine gun. Firearms start smoking after just a couple of magazines of quick fire depending on the lubricants used and type of powder in the cartridges.
jehornath's avatar
Ah, you did do that. Most excellent. Say, are you taking commissions at the moment? I can't seem to find a clear answer on your page.
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NateumsteadHobbyist Photographer
Awesome
Fuego-fantasmal's avatar
Great work.
Veteran1972's avatar
Well you got parts of the Four F Rule covered.

You Found them. You Fixed them.........now comes the easy part.....Flank and Finish them!
Orca19904's avatar

And nothing beats an SMG with a high-capacity magazine for close-range suppressing fire to facilitate the last two elements of that action.

Veteran1972's avatar
Exactly.......they will keep firing on her last position fixated themselves......allowing her to adjust position to a suitable flanking.........a few will probably charge. She’ll take them out. They’ll re-engage her new position and the action is repeated. Now it comes down to ammo conservation.
Intensive firing on an enemy position is an ammo consuming activity.
Seen them run out in combat right in the middle of their charge on my position as I waited......reduced to a Browning HiPower and a broken M16A1.
Orca19904's avatar

Or she could be acting as a diversion to keep their attention focused and not notice the other, mint-green half of her element moving into position to act as the hammer on her anvil...

Veteran1972's avatar
Oh that would be a plan!
WFTC141's avatar
Nice!
GenericAvatar's avatar
Speaking of submachine guns and Fallout, what was the submachine gun designed to be made in Resistance garages using then 'common' metal working tools and machines?   I would expect to see them everywhere in Fallout, ammunition supplies permitting.
Gunnut51's avatar
Gunnut51Hobbyist Artist
Won't her wife bail her out?
Orca19904's avatar

She's likely preparing to hit their flanks while Sweetie Drops here acts as a diversion/suppressing fire to keep them focused on her.

Borsch-Zebrovich's avatar
And what kind of submachine gun is in her hands? It seems like "Walter MPL"... or headcanon? maby Franchi LF-57?

Baron-Engel's avatar
Baron-EngelProfessional Traditional Artist
It's the Franchi LF-57.
Borsch-Zebrovich's avatar
Спасибо!
Thank ya
GenericAvatar's avatar
Wouldn't that be a ""Walter MLP"?   ;)
Caerdwyn's avatar
In 9mm Ponybellum
Ajm8888's avatar
Looks like a Walther MP 
Baron-Engel's avatar
Baron-EngelProfessional Traditional Artist
Close. It's from the same time period but it's Italian. The Franchi LF-57 to be precise.
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