MP5 9 millimetre
The weapon was selected for the counter terrorist role for Australian Special Forces. The MP5A3 and other models are the standard issued individual weapon for operators in tactical assault groups.
The H&K MP5 is an air-cooled, magazine-fed weapon which operates by the delayed blowback system, and fires from the closed breech position. Operation for all models is similar, varying only in the length of recoil and rates of fire. It is capable of producing semi-automatic or automatic fire at a quick and highly accurate rate.
Calibre - 9 millimetre
Weight - 2.88 kilograms (without magazine)
Length - 660 millimetres (Butt extended MP5A3)
Barrel Length - 225 millimetres
Muzzle velocity - 400 metres per second
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