Heckler & Koch MP7A1

The HK MP7A1 is a Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) ; such specialized weapons are intended to be a defensive sidearm for vehicle crews and other personnel whose duties would be hampered by full-sized assault rifles.

Heckler & Koch MP7A1

MP 4th Edition statistics
NAME Heckler & Koch MP7A1
CAL: 4.6×30 mm
MUZZLE VEL: 725 m/s
WT (EMPTY): 1.9kg
BARREL: 180 mm
LENGTH: 590 mm/380 mm
EFF. RNG: 200m
MAX. RNG: 2012m
TYPE OF FIRE: Selective fire: single shot, 3-rd burst, full auto
RATE OF FIRE: 200 rounds/min CYCLIC 950 rounds/min
FEED DEVICE: 20 or 40 rd magazine
FEED DEVICE LOADED WT (20 rd): 1.9kg
FEED DEVICE LOADED WT (40 rd): 2.0kg
LOADED WT (20 rd): 3.8kg
LOADED WT (40 rd): 3.9kg

The MP7A1 fires a round that is specifically designed to penetrate body armor. This 4.6×30mm ammunition consists of a hardened steel armor-piercing round with a full metal jacket . Bullet weight is 1.6 gram (25 grains) and the muzzle velocity is 725 m/s (ca. 2400 fps). H & K claims that it will achieve 100% penetration of CRISAT body armor (1.6mm of Titanium plus 20 layers of Kevlar) at a range of 200 meters.

Used by security forces around the world, The MP7A1 essentially operates like a scaled-down assault rifle, with the same action as HK’s G36. It fires a specially designed, armor-piercing round with a high muzzle velocity. This ammunition is made almost entirely of a hardened steel penetrator instead of softer brass or lead – and is designed to ‘tumble’ within the target.

Heckler & Koch MP7A1

~ by Kalam Harkair on January 16, 2010.

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