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The MP18 in real life.

The MP18 is a German submachine gun designed by Hugo Schmeisser and manufactured by Theodor Bergmann. It was among the first practical submachine guns used in combat. It was introduced to the German Army in 1918 during World War I. Although production ended in the 1920s, it was used as a basis for many future submachine guns and was in service all the way up to the end of World War II by Germany, Japan and China.

Battlefield 1942Edit

The Mp 18 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1942, issued to the Imperial Japanese Navy and Red Army Medic kits. It has a 32 round magazine, a high rate of fire, medium damage, low recoil and low accuracy. It can kill in 5-8 shots. Although having low recoil, it has relatively bad accuracy can make it very difficult to use for longer ranges, although shooting in 2 round bursts can keep consistent fire on a far away target. It is essentially a close quarters weapon.


Battlefield 1Edit

"The MP 18 was one of the first practical submachine guns to see combat. Highly effective at its role it was nicknamed the "grabenfeger" by German soldiers"
— In-game description


The MP 18 appears in the hands of German infantry during the campaign opening, Storm of Steel. The variant utilized is the Factory variant, which lacks a bayonet.


Three variants of the MP 18 are featured in Battlefield 1 for the Assault kit.

MP18 TrenchEdit

The MP18 Trench variant is equipped with a bayonet.

MP18 ArtilleryEdit

The MP18 Artillery variant is equipped with a magnified aperture sight in addition to the bayonet. It offers a marginal increase in aimed accuracy at the cost of reduced hip-fire accuracy when compared to the Trench version.

MP18 ExperimentalEdit

The MP18 Experimental variant of the MP18 differs from the normal variant in that it features a three round burst as its only fire mode. This version grants increased accuracy and recoil control at the cost of reduced hip-fire accuracy. It is equipped with the same weapon modifications as the Artillery variant.



  1. Hey, A Message Board - Older Battlefield Games - retrieved November 8, 2010
  2. Giant Grid O' Death - retrieved November 8, 2010

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