Vis wz. 35 Radom pistol
The Vis wz. 35 (Vis meanig "force" in Latin) is a high-end semiautomatic pistol developed and built by Poland prior to the years of World War II. Its designers, Piotr Wilniewczyc and Jan Skrzypinski, took their inspiration from John Moses Browning's M1911 pistol. In 1935, the pistol was adopted as a standard handgun in the Polish Army and sent to production in Fabryka Broni Radom - state armory in the city of Radom, Poland. After the German invasion in 1939, the Germans continued production of Vis pistols and issued it to their own troops, as the Pistole P35(p). They also decided to move barrel production to the Steyr plant in Austria, with plans to make whole pistols there, because Radom's workers were known to make guns for the Polish resistance.
In American and English sources, this pistol is known as Radom, mainly because of its place of birth. This moniker is not recognized by other European sources and most importantly, the Poles themselves, but it is so widespread that it became the pistol's de facto name and is listed in the title for search purposes.
(1936 - 1945)
- Manufacturer: Fabryka Broni Radom
- Type: Pistol
- Caliber: 9x19mm
- Weight: 2.1 lbs (1 kg) unloaded
- Length: 8.1 in (20.5 cm)
- Barrel length: 4.5 in (11.5 cm)
- Capacity: 8 rounds
- Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
The Vis wz. 35 Radom pistol and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Makar the Pathfinder (Makar-sledopyt)||Igor Dmitriev||A British officer||1984|
|The White Guard (Belaya gvardiya)||Aleksey Serebryakov||Col. Feliks Nay-Turs||2012|
|The White Guard (Belaya gvardiya)||Nikolay Efremov||Nikolay Turbin||2012|
|Days of Honour. Uprising (Czas honoru. Powstanie)||Maciej Zakoscielny||Bronek Woyciechowski||2014|
|Hetaeras of Major Sokolov (Getery mayora Sokolova)||Filipp Yankovskiy||krest||2014|
|(Panin's screen double)||Maj. Andrey Sokolov|
|Game Title||Appears as||Mods||Notation||Release Date|
|Jormungand||Soldier in Major Pollack's forces||"Pulsar"||2012|
- Fabryka Broni Radom - A list of all firearms manufactured by Fabryka Broni Radom.