Heckler & Koch MP5

The Heckler & Koch MP5 (from German: Maschinenpistole 5, "machine pistol model 5") is a 9mm submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) of Oberndorf am Neckar. There are over 100 variants of the MP5, including a semi-automatic version.

The MP5 is one of the most widely used submachine guns in the world, having been adopted by 40 nations and numerous military, law enforcement, intelligence, and security organizations.

In the 1990s, Heckler & Koch developed the Heckler & Koch UMP, the MP5's successor; both are available as of 2013.

Variants list

Cross section diagram of an MP5SD early model suppressor, from 1971 patent. Vented barrel surrounded by metal mesh packing in the expansion chambers, followed by conical baffles in the forward chambers.
MP5K-PDW (early prototype, lacking 'Navy' trigger group and lugged barrel).
The MP5SD3.
  • HK54: The original model that was produced in the mid-1960s. It later became known as the MP5A1, a very slightly modified version. No buttstock (endplate/receiver cap in place of buttstock), "Navy"/"SEF" trigger group.
  • MP5A2: Fixed buttstock, "SEF" trigger group.
  • MP5SFA2: Fixed buttstock, single-fire (SE) trigger group.
  • MP5A3: Retractable buttstock,"SEF" trigger group.
  • MP5SFA3: Semi-automatic carbine version of MP5A3. Retractable buttstock and single-fire (SF) trigger group.
  • MP5A4: Fixed buttstock, 3-round burst trigger group.
  • MP5A5: Retractable buttstock, 3-round burst trigger group.
  • MP5-N: Model developed specifically for the U.S. Navy. Ambidextrous "Navy" trigger group, 3-lug/threaded barrel for attaching a sound suppressor; rubber-padded retractable stock.
  • MP5F: Model developed specifically for the French military. Rubber-padded retractable stock, ambidextrous sling loops/bolts and internal modifications to handle high-pressure ammunition.
  • MP5K: Short (Kurz) version, "SEF" trigger group.
    • MP5KA1: MP5K with smooth upper surface and small iron sights; "SEF" trigger group.
    • MP5KA4: MP5K with 3-round burst trigger group.
    • MP5KA5: MP5KA1 with 3-round burst trigger group.
    • MP5K-N: MP5K with "Navy" trigger group and 3-lug/threaded barrel for mounting suppressors or other muzzle attachments.
    • MP5K-PDW: Personal Defense Weapon; MP5K-N with added folding stock and 3-lug/threaded barrel for mounting of suppressors; "Navy" or 3-round burst trigger group. Introduced in 1991.
  • MP5SD1: No buttstock (endplate/receiver cap in place of buttstock), "SEF" trigger group, integrated suppressor (Schalldämpfer)
  • MP5SD2: Fixed buttstock, "SEF" trigger group, integrated suppressor.
  • MP5SD3: Retractable buttstock, "SEF" trigger group, integrated suppressor.
  • MP5SD4: No buttstock (endplate/receiver cap in place of buttstock), 3-round burst trigger group, integrated suppressor.
  • MP5SD5: Fixed buttstock, 3-round burst trigger group, integrated suppressor.
  • MP5SD6: Retractable buttstock, 3-round burst trigger group, integrated suppressor.
  • MP5SD-N1: Retractable buttstock, "Navy" trigger group, KAC stainless steel suppressor.
  • MP5SD-N2: Fixed buttstock, "Navy" trigger group, KAC stainless steel suppressor.
  • MP5/10: Chambered in 10mm Auto, available in various stock/trigger group configurations. It was produced from 1992 to 2000.
  • MP5/40: Chambered in .40 S&W, available in various stock/trigger group configurations. It was produced from 1992 to 2000.
  • HK94: American import model of the MP5 with a 16 in barrel and special safe/semi-automatic trigger group, designed for civilian use. It was made from 1983 to 1989, in three different configurations.
  • SP89Sport Pistole M1989. Semi-automatic only version of the MP5K designed for civilian use. It had a modified foregrip redesigned into a traditional handguard to make it compliant with the Semi-Auto Weapons Ban of 1989. It was made from 1989 to 1994.
  • T-94 ZSG: MP5 clone manufactured by MKE for the civilian European market. T-94 ZSG (Zivile Sportgewehr) is equipped with a fixed stock and is semi-automatic only.
  • MP-10: A submachine gun based on the MP5. Manufactured by Special Weapons.
  • SP-10: Civilian copy of the above mentioned MP-10.
Specifications
Weight
  • 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) (MP5A2)
  • 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) (MP5A3)
  • 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) (MP5A4)
  • 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) (MP5A5)
  • 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) fixed stock /
    2.85 kg (6.3 lb) retractable stock (MP5/10)
  • 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) fixed stock /
    2.85 kg (6.3 lb) retractable stock (MP5/40)
  • 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) (MP5SD1)
  • 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) (MP5SD2)
  • 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) (MP5SD3)
  • 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) (MP5SD4)
  • 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) (MP5SD5)
  • 3.4 kg (7.5 lb) (MP5SD6)
  • 2.0 kg (4.4 lb) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5)
  • 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) (MP5K-PDW)
Length Fixed stock:
  • 680 mm (27 in) (MP5A2, MP5A4, MP5/10, MP5/40)
  • 790 mm (31.1 in) (MP5SD2, MP5SD5)
  • 634 mm (25.0 in) (T-94 ZSG)
Telescoping stock:
  • 700 mm (27.6 in) stock extended /
    550 mm (21.7 in) stock collapsed (MP5A3, MP5A5)
  • 660 mm (26.0 in) stock extended /
    490 mm (19.3 in) stock collapsed (MP5/10, MP5/40)
  • 805 mm (31.7 in) stock extended /
    670 mm (26.4 in) stock collapsed (MP5SD3, MP5SD6)
  • 603 mm (23.7 in) stock extended /
    368 mm (14.5 in) stock folded (MP5K-PDW)
Receiver end cap:
  • 550 mm (21.7 in) (MP5SD1, MP5SD4)
  • 325 mm (12.8 in) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5)
  • 349 mm (13.7 in) (MP5K-PDW)
Barrel length
  • 225 mm (8.9 in) (MP5A2, MP5A3, MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5/10, MP5/40)
  • 146 mm (5.7 in) (MP5SD1, MP5SD2, MP5SD3, MP5SD4, MP5SD5, MP5SD6)
  • 140 mm (5.5 in) (T-94 ZSG)
  • 115 mm (4.5 in) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5, MP5K-PDW)
Width
  • 50 mm (2.0 in) (MP5A2, MP5A3, MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5, MP5K-PDW, MP5/10, MP5/40)
  • 60 mm (2.4 in) (MP5SD1, MP5SD2, MP5SD3, MP5SD4, MP5SD5, MP5SD6)
Height
  • 260 mm (10.2 in) (MP5A2, MP5A3, MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD1, MP5SD2, MP5SD3, MP5SD4, MP5SD5, MP5SD6, MP5/10, MP5/40)
  • 210 mm (8.3 in) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5, MP5K-PDW)
Cartridge
  • 9×19mm Parabellum
  • 10mm Auto (MP5/10)
  • .40 S&W (MP5/40)
Action Roller-delayed blowback, closed bolt
Rate of fire
  • 800 rounds/min (MP5A series, MP5/10 and MP5/40)
  • 700 rounds/min (MP5SD series)
  • 900 rounds/min (MP5K series)
Muzzle velocity
  • 400 m/s (1,312 ft/s) (MP5A2, MP5A3, MP5A4, MP5A5)
  • 425 m/s (1,394 ft/s) (MP5/10)
  • 315 m/s (1,033 ft/s) (MP5/40)
  • 285 m/s (935 ft/s) (MP5SD1, MP5SD2, MP5SD3, MP5SD4, MP5SD5, MP5SD6)
  • 375 m/s (1,230 ft/s) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5, MP5K-PDW)
Effective range
  • 200 m (656 ft) (MP5A2, MP5A3, MP5A4, MP5A5)
  • 100 m (328 ft) (MP5/10)
  • 70 m (230 ft) (MP5/40)
  • 100 m (328 ft) (MP5K, MP5KA1, MP5KA4, MP5KA5, MP5K-PDW)
Feed system 15- or 30- or 32- or 40- round detachable box magazine, 100-round Beta C-Mag drum magazine
Sights Iron sights. Rear: rotary drum; front: hooded post

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