The MP 40 (Maschinenpistole 40, German for "Machine Pistol 40") was the standard Sub-machine gun of the European Axis Forces during World War II. It was designed by Heinrich Vollmer for the German army. The MP 40 is an iconic image from the Second World War; so it often features prominently in war movies.
The MP 40 appears in Battlefield 1942 and is issued to the Wehrmacht and Afrika Korps Medic kits, with four extra magazines. It has a good rate of fire, medium damage, low recoil and low accuracy. It remains a very effective close-quarters weapon, but it is relatively ineffective at long ranges as its accuracy deteriorates quickly; even going prone and firing in bursts will frequently result in wasting ammo.
Battlefield 1942: The Road to RomeEdit
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWIIEditIn Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the MP 40 is issued to the German Elite Forces Medic kit. It is also included in the special Jetpack kit.
World War II modEdit
In Battlefield Vietnam's official WWII mod, the MP 40 is issued to the Imperial Japanese Army's Medic kit. It has a different model and different reload animations from its Battlefield 1942 counterpart, but is very similar in performance and stats.