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Heckler & Koch HK MP5N


Submachine Gun (SMG) (1983)


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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/07/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
1983

Origin
Germany national flag graphic
Germany

Classification


Submachine Gun (SMG)


Heckler & Koch GmbH - Germany
National flag of Austria National flag of Bangladesh National flag of Egypt National flag of France National flag of modern Germany National flag of Indonesia National flag of Italy National flag of Malaysia National flag of South Korea National flag of the United States Austria; Bangladesh; Egypt; France; Germany; Indonesia; Italy; Malaysia; South Korea; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special Forces
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.


Overall Length
680 mm
26.77 in
Empty Wgt
5.51 lb
2.50 kg
Sights


Iron front and rear


Action


Roller-Locked Delayed Blowback

Blowback Operation
Gas pressure from the rearward movement of the ignited cartridge case provides the needed bolt movement, ejecting the spent case and stripping a fresh case from the magazine.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


9x19mm Parabellum

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


15 or 30-Round Detachable Box
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
656 ft
(200 m | 219 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
800
rds/min


HK MP5N - Base Series Designation


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