The MP5 Submachine Gun

Author: Leroy Thompson
Illustrators: Alan Gilliland Johnny Shumate

This 64 page paperback book is number 35 in the Weapon Series of book available from Osprey Publishing.

Since the mid-1960s the Heckler & Koch MP5 has become the most widely used submachine gun in the world, especially among counterterrorist and special-operations units. Lightweight and offering a blistering rate of fire of up to 900 rounds per minute, the MP5 quickly earned a reputation for accuracy. Fielded early by West Germany’s GSG 9 counterterrorist unit it was soon adopted by the SAS. Today military and police agencies in over 80 countries from Albania to Zambia utilize the weapon. Featuring specially commissioned full-color photographs and expert analysis, this engaging study charts the origins, use, and impact of the MP5, Heckler & Koch’s innovative and long-lived submachine gun.

The Contents of this book are;

  • Introduction
  • Development: A new kind of SMG
  • Use: Full-auto accuracy in action
  • Impact: An influential SMG
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

The MSRP of this book is $18.95.