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Heckler & Koch HK MP5N

Germany (1983)
Picture of Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Submachine Gun (SMG)
Picture of Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Submachine Gun (SMG)

The German Heckler and Koch HK MP5N submachine gun is the navalized model of the earlier hugely successful HK MP5 machine pistol series.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Submachine Gun (SMG).  Entry last updated on 2/26/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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.

Any available statistics for the Heckler & Koch HK MP5N Submachine Gun (SMG) are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering initial year of service, country-of-origin and manufacture(s) involved in bringing the weapon to market. Other qualities showcased are related to physical values such as the internal action, available calibers / chamberings, weight and lengths. Global operators are also presented in A-to-Z format as are any model variants available to the series.
Supported Mission Types:
Frontline Issuance
Special Forces
Close Quarters Battle
Sniper
Designated Marksman/Sharpshooter
Suppressed/Silenced
Area Effect/Suppression
Indirect Fire
Airspace Denial
Anti-Material
Attachment Weapon
Aircraft-Mounted
Vehicle-Mounted
Antique/Collectors
Prototype/Development
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Origin: Germany
Year: 1983
Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
Manufacturer(s): Heckler & Koch GmbH - Germany
Global Operators:
Austria; Bangladesh; Egypt; France; Germany; Indonesia; Italy; Malaysia; South Korea; United States
Structural - Internal Design, Dimensions, and Weights:

Operation
ACTION


System
Roller-Locked Delayed Blowback


Operation
CALIBER(S)


(Model / Chambering Dependent)
9x19mm Parabellum


Operation
FEED


(Model / Chambering Dependent)
15 or 30-Round Detachable Box


Length
OVERALL


Millimeters
680 mm


Inches
26.77 in


Structural
WEIGHT


Pounds (Unloaded)
5.51 lb


Kilograms (Unloaded)
2.50 kg


Ranged
Sights


Arrangement
Iron front and rear

Operating Performance (Typical):

Performance
Rate-of-Fire


Rounds-per-Minute
800 rpm


Performance
RANGE


Feet
656 ft


Meters
200 m


Yards
219 yd

Variants: Series Model Variants
• HK MP5N - Base Series Designation