|Caliber||4.6 x 30 mm|
|Weight (empty)||1.5 kg|
|Length (with folded stock)||340 mm|
|Barrel length||180 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||725 0 m/s|
|Cyclic rate of fire||950 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||40 – 100 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||20 – 40 rounds|
|Sighting range||200 m|
|Range of effective fire||150 – 200 m|
The MP7 submachine gun was developed by the famous Heckler & Koch company. Originally it was known as the HK PDW or Personal Defense Weapon, intended for non-frontline troops, vehicle drivers, tank and artillery crews. It is a rival to the Belgian FN P90, another firearm offered in this class. The MP7 was first revealed in 2000. It’s production commenced in 2001. Currently it is in service with Germany, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
The Heckler & Koch MP7 is a gas operated, selective fire weapon. It’s internal design resembles that of the HK G36 assault rifle, but scaled down. Otherwise it has a layout of a typical submachine gun.
This SMG is chambered for a new Heckler & Koch 4.6 x 30 mm high-velocity ammunition. This ammunition is also used by the HK UCP pistol. The MP7 has dimensions of a typical SMG, but at close ranges delivers firepower of assault rifle. It is claimed that the MP7 penetrates the CRISAT body armor at a range of 200 m.
It is worth mentioning, that many operators use this weapon for the role, directly opposite to its original role. The MP7 personal defense weapon is often used for offensive roles by assault teams or special operations forces.