The MP5 is a sub-machinegun firing a 9x19mm pistol ammunition round. The selector allows the MP5 safe, semi-automatic, three-round burst, and fully automatic modes of fire from a 30 round magazine. The MP5 is widely used by both military and police forces around the world.
The MP5 is one of the most recognized special forces sub-machine guns in the world. Developed since the second world war, the MP5 is used by Special Forces units over the world, most notably the British SAS. Known for it's accuracy at short-ranges, even in fully automatic, it is easy to handle due to its small frame and low recoil.
Generally used for room clearing and engagements involving extremely short ranges, it's low penetration greatly lowers the risk of unwanted causalities, due to the bullet not having the kinetic energy to pass straight through a soft target. However the low penetration also makes the MP5 and all other 9mm SMG's unsuitable against targets wearing body armour.
It is a select fire submachine gun chambered in the 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, and 10mm Auto handgun cartridges.