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MP7
MP7RDS
Name MP7
Origin Flag of Germany Germany
Weapon type Submachine gun
Manufacturer Heckler & Koch
Appearances MGS4
Weight 1.9 kg (4.19 lb)
Length 590 mm (23.2 in) stock extended / 380 mm (15.0 in) stock collapsed
Barrel length 180 mm (7.1 in)
Width 42 mm (1.7 in)
Height 172 mm (6.8 in)
Cartridge 4.6x30mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity Approx. 710 m/s (2,329 ft/s)
Feed system 20 or 40-round box magazine

The Heckler & Koch MP7 (Maschinenpistole 7, "machine pistol model 7") is a German designed personal defense weapon developed along the same concept as the FN Herstal P90. The MP7 was intended to provide military personnel - who are not issued service rifles - with increased fire-power, primarily due to the increased usage and proliferation of body armor; something which most service sidearms perform less effectively against. It can utilize either a 20 or 40-round magazine and it features an ambidextrous fire-selection lever and a rear cocking grip. It can also be fitted with several accessories, such as red dot sights and laser aiming modules. The weapon has been revised several times, before it's final designation as the "MP7A1" in 2003.

Behind the scenesEdit

The MP7 is one of many weapons that are featured in MGS4. It is used by Pieuvre Armement and Raven Sword PMC soldiers and is also available to the player. The MP7 in the game uses 20-round magazines and it's only customizable parts are an (MP7) red dot sight and a 4x scope. It is one of the weakest weapons in-game, the other being MP5SD2 and the Race Gun. In the right hands however, it's superior penetration capabilities will make up for this shortcoming. In fact, it is particularly effective against FROGs, where its penetration combined with a quick rate of fire and low recoil enables the player to quickly take down at least 2 FROGs before reloading.

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