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The MP5 is a 9 mm submachine gun that has made appearances in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault Edit

« The MP5SD6 is a variation of the world-famous MP5 9mm submachine gun with silencer. Used by military and law enforcement units in more than fifty nations, the MP5 is firmly established as the world’s pre-eminent submachine gun. This extremely accurate and controllable weapon is known for its reliability, ease of handling, simple maintenance, and safety.
Weapon Description
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MP5SD3 9 mm
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Faction United States
Type Submachine Gun
Caliber 9×19 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Variants None
Games
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The MP5SD3 is a 9 mm submachine gun exclusively used by Soviet Spetsnaz operatives in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview Edit

The MP5SD3 is a selective-fire, roller-delayed blowback submachine gun that operates from a closed bolt design. It is chambered to fire the 9×19 mm cartridge.

It loads from 30 round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 800 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 400 m/s. The MP5SD3 is fitted with a (non-functional) flashlight and uses an integrated sound suppressor.

The MP5SD3 is one of the two suppressed firearms wielded by U.S. special forces units, and is the direct American counterpart to the PP-19 Bizon submachine gun used by the Soviet Spetsnaz. The MP5SD3 is designed with an integrated sound suppressor that causes it to be extremely quiet to fire; making it ideal to bring on stealth missions.

In terms of performance, the MP5SD3 has little recoil even when firing on full auto and has decent accuracy at distances of up to 200 metres. Compared to the Soviet Bizon SMG which has very low stopping power even at close ranges, the MP5SD3 is able to kill just as efficiently as the UZI, requiring only 3-4 rounds to take down a target at almost any range.

However, the MP5SD3 does sacrifice some stopping power in exchange for being silent. This is due to firing a slower round and a low muzzle velocity, which is what also limits its range to a maximum of 200 metres.

Trivia Edit

  • The MP5SD3's model has a forend-mounted LED "WeaponLight" designed by U.S.-based company SureFire, LLC of Fountain Valley, California. The flashlight is completely non-functional however.
  • Both in-game descriptions and the weapon manual for Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the original name for Cold War Assault) alternate between calling the MP5SD3 as either the MP5SD6 or simply HK.
    • However, the in-game MP5SD3 appears to be more specifically based on the "MP5SD-N1" variant of the real-life MP5 submachine gun, as it uses a collapsible metal stock and has a Navy trigger group.
  • Though not officially used by any of their units, it is possible for the Nogovan Partisans to obtain MP5SD3s from the covert American arms shipments during the events of the Resistance campaign.

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ArmA 2 Edit

« The MP5 is a German submachine gun famous for its great reliability and excellent accuracy in its class. It is the weapon of choice within the international community of military and law-enforcement special forces. The MP5SD features a very efficient internal sound suppressor and even its trigger mechanism is designed to be silent making it the perfect weapon for quick, stealth actions and close quarter battles.
Armoury Description
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MP5A5 9 mm
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Faction USMC
Type Submachine Gun
Caliber 9×19 mm / 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Variants MP5SD6
Games
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The MP5A5 is a 9 mm submachine gun exclusively used by the USMC in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

The MP5A5 is a selective-fire, roller-delayed blowback submachine gun that operates from a closed bolt design and is chambered to fire the 9×19 mm cartridge.

It loads from 30 round curved magazines and can achieve a maximum fire rate of up to 856 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 400 m/s. The MP5A5 does not support being fitted with any accessories, but does come in a separate variant that is fitted with an integral sound suppressor instead.

The MP5A5 served as the primary personal defense weapon of USMC helicopter crews during the events of Operation Harvest Red. Excelling in close quarters, the MP5A5 has a decent good rate of fire, accuracy, and low recoil, though it has little stopping power owing to its usage of the 9 mm cartridge.

Unlike the Russian PP-19 Bizon SMG however, the MP5A5 suffers from having obstructive ironsights that make it more difficult to aim at distant targets. Its smaller magazine size of just 30 rounds versus the Bizon's 64, also makes it less forgiving to use in close quarters compared to its Russian counterpart, as the latter will not need to be reloaded as often as the MP5A5.

In addition, the Bizon is more efficient inventory-wise as up to 768 rounds can be carried by the operator whereas the MP5A5 can only carry a maximum of 360; less than half of what a Bizon user can carry.

Variants Edit

MP5SD6 Edit

MP5SD6 9 mm
Arma2-icon-mp5sd
Faction USMC
Type Submachine Gun
Caliber 9×19 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Variants MP5A5
Games
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Arma2-render-mp5sd

The MP5SD6 is a modified variant of the baseline MP5A5. Unlike its parent, it is fitted with an integral sound suppressor for use in stealth missions.

While chambered to fire the same 9×19 mm round as its parent, the MP5SD6 uses special subsonic ammunition magazines; it should be noted that while the magazines themselves are interchangeable, the MP5SD6 itself cannot load non-subsonic magazines.

Aside from its lower muzzle velocity of 320 m/s and the integrated suppressor making it even more quieter to use, it is virtually identical to its parent in every other way.

Trivia Edit

  • Although its icon depicts it with a collapsed stock, the MP5A5's model remains fully extended and cannot be adjusted in-game.
  • By the time of the events of Operation Arrowhead, the MP5A5 seems to have been completely replaced in its role by the Mk16 CQC; at least in use by the U.S. Army.

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Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit