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Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Submachine Gun (SMG) (Germany)

The HK MP5N is the Navy Model of the HK MP5 machine pistol series.

 Entry last updated on 12/14/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

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Picture of Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Submachine Gun (SMG) (Germany)
Picture of Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Submachine Gun (SMG) (Germany)

The HK MP5N is yet another variant of the highly successful series of West German submachine guns following the MP5 pattern. The 'N' designator marks it as "Navy" to become the specialized Navy Model of the MP5 line developed specifically for use by the United States Navy (USN). The weapon has since been taken on by other operators around the world including Malaysia.

The Navy Model features a specialized "Navy trigger system", threaded barrel for support of suppressors / silencers, a retractable shoulder stock for compact-carry and fixed front titanium sights. The MP5N can be fitted with a specially-designed stainless steel waterproof silencer for close-in clandestine work.

Many of the functionality and general qualities found in the MP5 series are retained in the N model including selective-fire (safety and full-automatic modes), an angled handguard covering most of the barrel's length, oversized trigger ring for use by a gloved hand and slim, curved magazines available in 15- or 30-round cartridge counts. Rate-of-fire is 800 rounds-per-minute.

Heckler & Koch HK MP5N

Service Year: 1983
Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
National Origin: Germany
Manufacturer(s): Heckler & Koch GmbH - Germany

Design (Internal, Dimensions and Weights)

Firing Action: Roller-Locked Delayed Blowback
Available Caliber(s): 9x19mm Parabellum
Ammunition Count / Feed: 15 or 30-Round Detachable Box
Overall Length: 680 mm (26.77 inches)
Weight (Empty): 5.51 lb (2.50 kg)
Sighting Assist: Iron front and rear


Rate-of-Fire (RoF): 800 rounds-per-minute (rpm)
Typical Range: 656 feet (200 meters; 219 yards)

Global Operators / Customers / Users

Austria; Bangladesh; Egypt; France; Germany; Indonesia; Italy; Malaysia; South Korea; United States

Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

HK MP5N - Base Series Designation

Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Images