The PP-19 "Bizon" is a 9mm submachine gun developed in the early 1990s by a team headed by Victor Kalashnikov in the Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant (now known as Kalashnikov Concern). It is used by the Middle Eastern Coalition in Battlefield 2, and is also featured in Battlefield Play4Free and the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand DLC.
In Battlefield 2, the PP-19 is issued to the MEC Anti-Tank Kit. Statistically it is nearly identical with the USMC MP5, possessing low damage, high firerate, and high spread values. Its main difference is its fifteen-round larger magazine, although it also has a slightly faster reload cycle as well.
The PP-19 comes in the Back to Karkand expansion along with 9 other weapons. It has a 54 + 1 round magazine despite the game saying otherwise. The PP-19 is unlocked after completing the assignment Familiar Territory, which requires the player to:
- Capture 10 flags,
- Arm 10 M-COM stations
- Play for 2 hours in Strike at Karkand.
It has a fairly long reload time for a PDW, and due to its very low damage at range, is highly ineffective at longer ranges when used without a zoom sight. However, Its high rate of fire, large magazine and low recoil makes it highly effective at shorter ranges. However even at close quarters combat, the PP-19 is still outperformed by a lot of assault rifles, carbines and PDWs in terms of the time it takes to kill, as it deals the absolute lowest amount of damage of any firearm at close range, requiring minimum of 6 body shots to kill a target.
As of the December Soldier Upgrade, players will be able to equip on the PP-19 the Digital Woodland Camo by default and can also equip the Desert Stripe Camo once the PP-19 Specialist assignment is completed.
- In Battlefield 2, the PP-19 has identical iron sights with most other Kalashnikov weapons аpart from the AK-101 and a few others.
- In Battlefield Play4Free, the PP-19 Bizon is called the PP-19 Bison.
- The PP-19 deals the least damage at close range of any PDW but also has the largest magazine of any PDW, even with some other PDWs having Extended Magazines.