POTD: Heckler & Koch MP7 – Kampfschwimmer im Einsatz

Eric B
by Eric B

Posts from the German Heckler & Koch Facebook account are always an excellent excuse to enhance the German I learnt in school. I mean “Kampfschwimmer im Einsatz” sounds terrific, doesn’t it? It translates roughly as “combat diver in action”. The clearly visible lamp on top of the helmet is an IR illuminator, which can emit visible and non-visible (to the human eye) light or flash to friendlies around and in the sky.

From Heckler & Koch Germany ( Source):

The MP7 represents a new generation of enhanced-performance submachine guns that bridge the gap between assault rifles and conventional submachine guns. Developed as a genuine personal defense weapon, it far exceeds the NATO requirements profile.

The MP7 is extremely compact, lightweight, can be used in very confined spaces, and is practically recoil-free. It can be carried continuously, making it the ideal personal weapon for the soldier of today. Those who carry it will be suitably armed for the broadest range of operations.

Comparing the calibres, the penetration and terminal effects of the 4.6 mm x 30 cartridge are several times those of the standardised 9 mm x 19 cartridge.

Ready for some more? Check these articles out: Austrian Kampfschwimmer with Steyr AUG, Postcards from the German Kampfschwimmers and the classical German Kampfschwimmer (1970).


Photo: Heckler & Koch Facebook page

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Brett baker Brett baker on Jun 25, 2022

    "... and terminal effects are several times those of the standardized 9mmx19 cartridge" Okaaaaaaaay.

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    • Eightysix Eightysix on Jun 27, 2022

      @Brett baker I had to do a re read at "several times those of 9mm." That's just Herr Hans trying to sell more MP7s and 4.6 ammo. Cool gun and caliber don't get me wrong.

      Fmj to fmj 4.6 may make a slightly nastier wound, but the best 9mm is in a different league than 4.6 in terms of wounding (bleeding) capability.

      If anyone has played around with 17hmr you already have a pretty close understanding of 4.6.

  • 7n6 7n6 on Jun 25, 2022

    Really getting sick of TFB's German stroking content, it's like the old days with Alex C.
    Considering how many Neo-Nazi 4chan types I see in the comments section nowadays, i guess i'm not surprised

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    • Aono Aono on Jun 26, 2022

      @7n6 Brain dead take. Is all the American content on here KKK-stroking? Outta here with that nonsense

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