The MP18 is a German submachine gun designed by Hugo Schmeisser and manufactured by Theodor Bergmann. It was the first practical submachine gun 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.
In Battlefield 1942, the Mp 18 is 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.