Not to be confused with the MP5.
The M5K, in reality known as the MP5K (German: Maschinenpistole 5 Kurz, English: Machine Pistol Model 5 Short) is a variant of the German MP5 developed in the 1980's, and both weapons are produced by Heckler & Koch. The MP5K fires the same 9x19 Parabellum round from the original MP5 from either 15 or 30-round magazines.
"A tactical machine pistol based on one of the world’s most successful submachine gun designs. With the shoulder stock completely removed and the shortened receiver, this ultra compact personal defense weapon is capable of very high rates of fire, as well as great stopping power at close range."
Reflex (10 kills)
25 - 13.75
20 + 1 rounds
105 + 21 rounds
168 + 21 rounds
2.2 seconds loaded
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Standing: 1.2 static; 1.7 moving
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Its ballistic characteristics are similar to the PP-2000, with the same damage and range, but with a much higher rate of fire and increased recoil. Due to these factors, engagements with the M5K should be kept at short ranges. Burst firing can help at long range, but the high damage drop off as well as high horizontal recoil makes this weapon unfavourable for range as it will take up to 9 shots to kill an uninjured foe. The iron sights on the M5K are very clear and sharp, and easy to aquire targets with at the ranges it should be used at. The weapon features Automatic, Semi, and 2-round burst modes. It's worth noting both hipfire and aimed accuracy of the M5K is slightly worse than that of the other PDW's (Not including the AS VAL).
To unlock the M5K players must complete the "Hold the Trigger " assignment. The requirements for this assignment are:
- The Battlelog icon lacks the two round burst setting.
- The M5K has a base accuracy 0.6, making it the least accurate primary weapon in the game without attachments that's not a shotgun.