|Weapon type||Personal Defense Weapon|
|Designer||Fabrique Nationale de Herstal|
|Manufacturer||Fabrique Nationale de Herstal|
|Appearances||MPO+, MGS2, MGS4|
|Weight||2.54 kg (5.60 lb) empty
3.0 kg (6.6 lb) loaded
|Length||500 mm (19.7 in)|
|Barrel length||263 mm (10.4 in)|
|Width||55 mm (2.2 in)|
|Height||210 mm (8.3 in)|
|Action||Straight blowback, closed bolt|
|Muzzle velocity||715 m/s (2,346 ft/s)|
|Max range||200 m|
|Feed system||50-round detachable box magazine|
The P90 is a highly accurate, bullpup style submachine gun that originated in Belgium.
Sons of LibertyEdit
The FN Herstal P90 submachine gun was the weapon of choice used by Solidus Snake during the Big Shell Incident to execute Olga Gurlukovich, and was also part of the weaponry assigned to the Arsenal Tengu. Solidus himself, however, utilized a very different ordnance both from those used by the Tengu commandos and from normal P90 ammunition; these rounds combined an enhanced armor piercing ability (far beyond that of the SS190 cartridge, the proprietary 5.7x28mm round used in the P90 SMG and Five-seveN pistol to defeat personnel body armor) combined with an explosive incendiary effect. These bullets were demonstrated to pierce the head-piece armor of the Mass Production Metal Gear RAYs, exploding and inflicting a critical amount of damage and later, on the deck of Arsenal Gear, where some deflected rounds (aimed at Revolver Ocelot) made contact with the deck and exploded.
The P90 was the standard issue weapon for the Haven Troopers under Liquid Ocelot's Outer Heaven. The lightweight build and compact size made the submachine gun the ideal choice for the agile units. The P90 was also wielded by Laughing Octopus of the Beauty and the Beast Unit.
Behind the scenesEdit
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus Edit
- "A new concept light firearm developed for soldiers who cannot carry full-size light arms, such as aircraft crews and rear support units. The P90 is designed to provide enough firepower to pierce helmets and bulletproof armor at a range of around 200 metres. The chamber is behind the pistol grip in bullpup style, but the cartridge is ejected downward, allowing it to be fired the same way by left- and right-handed users. Fires 5.7mmx28 ammo. Holds 50 rounds."
- — P90 description in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus
Players may favour the P90 over other sub-machine guns due to its high capacity of 50 bullets per magazine.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Edit
The P90 features as a playable weapon in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. It accepts a sound suppressor, as well a visible laser sight and/or flashlight. Notably, it is one of the weapons that may be used in the motorcycle chase after Solid Snake meets Big Mama.
Remember to fire in short bursts, as the P90's rate of fire is extremely high and will dry the magazine in 3.5 seconds; this will also increase its accuracy. Due to its superior penetration, the P90 is also one of the fully automatic weapons that is particularly effective against Haven Troopers. This penetration is not reduced by the suppressor attachment, a perfect weapon for engaging Haven Troopers silently in close range. In Metal Gear Online, it can be a deadly weapon to those who wield it, taking advantage of its accuracy for quick head-shots and armor-piercing capability (granted there are no