|Caliber||9 x 19 mm|
|Weight (empty)||2.88 kg|
|Length (with folded stock)||490 mm|
|Barrel length||225 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||400 m/s|
|Cyclic rate of fire||800 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||40 – 120 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||15, 30 rounds|
|Sighting range||150 m|
|Range of effective fire||25 – 100 m|
The MP5 submachine gun was developed by Heckler & Koch company in the mid 1960s. In 1966 it was adopted by German police, border guard and special forces. Despite it’s age, the MP5 is in service with at least 20 countries, including Germany. It’s production still continues. This weapon is license- produced in Greece, Iran, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. It is one of the most famous firearms of it’s class. It’s only rival in terms of proliferation is the IMI Uzi.
The Heckler & Koch MP5 is a blowback operated, selective fire weapon, chambered for the standard 9 x 19 mm ammunition. It fires from a closed bolt and has a roller-delay mechanism, similar to that of the G3 automatic rifle. It is also referred as a scaled-down version of the G3. The MP5 is a high-quality, reliable and accurate weapon. It’s effective range of fire is up to 100 meters.