The HK MP5A5 is a licensed AEG airsoft rifle with authentic Heckler & Koch markings offered by Elite Force Airsoft and Umarex USA.
In this review, we bring you all the information you need to know about this premium electric airsoft rifle, including its features and specs, its performance, and the history of the real-steel firearm that the MP5A5 was modeled after.
By the end, you’ll have a better idea about whether the Umarex MP5A5 AEG is the best option for you.
History of the MP5
Heckler & Koch decided to design an SMG (sub-machine gun) based on the G3 model in 1964. It was inspired by the success of its G3 automatic rifle and chambered in the 9x19mm Parabellum (9mm) pistol cartridge. The HK54 was the initial name of this modern SMG before being changed to the MP5.
In 1966, the German Federal Police became the MP5’s first significant user. After then, the MP5 saw widespread use by the military, police, and paramilitary forces. It was also a popular choice of weapon for Green Berets on operations during the Vietnam War.
The Israeli Uzi enjoyed greater popularity than the MP5 during the 1970s. Operation Nimrod in 1980 was the first time the MP5 became famous.
During Operation Nimrod, a British SAS special forces regiment attacked the terrorist-occupied Iranian Embassy in London. SAS forces, who were armed with MP5s, were able to kill five terrorists while also freeing every captive held within the embassy.
Following Operation Nimrod, the MP5 saw a significant increase in popularity since this operation attracted the attention of the entire world and was shown live on television.
The MP5 has always been quite popular on a cultural level. The MP5 shot to fame after appearing in numerous action movies that we have grown to love from the 1980s and 1990s, including Bruce Willis’ Die Hard. The numerous video games, like Call of Duty or classics like Rainbow Six, included this SMG.
Due to advancements in body armor, the MP5 faces competition from other SMGs like the FN P90, H&K’s other SMG, the MP7, or the latest model from SIG, the MPX.
Nevertheless, the MP5 continues to rank among the most well-known, widely used, and legendary firearms in the history books of firearms.
Elite Force H&K MP5A5 AEG: Major Features, Specs, and Review
- Brand: Umarex
- Manufacturer: VFC
- Action: Electric
- Color: Black
- Approximate FPS: 380fps
- Weight: 6 pounds
- Overall Length: 26 inches
- Outer Barrel Length: 14.5 inches
- Inner Barrel Length: 8.3 inches
- Inner Barrel Diameter: 6.05 mm
- Barrel Thread: 14 mm CCW
- Fire Modes: Safe, semi-auto, and full-auto
- Magazine Capacity: 200 rounds
A full-metal upper receiver that offers the rifle a realistic weight and feel completes this firearm’s attention to realism. Accurate dimensions are an additional advantage of fully licensed products.
This implies that a variety of handguards and accessory rails made for the real steel version can be used with this airsoft rifle. For the die-hard fan and ardent collector, this greatly increases realism.
The MP5A5 AEG boasts various remarkable features guaranteed to give you a competitive edge in your next airsoft battle. For starters, the Umarex MP5 A5 AEG can fire BBs downrange at speeds of up to 380 FPS.
Even for an airsoft rifle, this is a lot of power, and it’s definitely a lot of power for an SMG. Since the Umarex MP5 A5 AEG has a high FPS, it can fire at farther distances while maintaining accuracy, making it an excellent choice for close-quarters engagements and an SMG that is surprisingly good at intermediate combat.
The tried-and-tested gearbox and inline MOSFET from VFC contribute to the accuracy and reliability of the Umarex MP5 A5 AEG. The Umarex MP5-A5 AEG is a gun that will continue to operate flawlessly for many years after it is first taken out of the box, thanks to these high-quality components.
The MP5 A5 AEG has the same semi-auto and full-auto firing settings as other top airsoft SMGs, and it has the same iconic MP5 toggle for switching between the two. With this SMG’s 200-round magazine, you can fire quite a few BBs downrange before needing to reload.
The Umarex MP5 A5 AEG weighs six pounds, the final feature worth discussing. It is heavier than some airsoft SMGs; full-metal guns come with a price, which is the added weight. The Umarex MP5 A5 AEG is still sufficiently light and maneuverable to make it suitable for those fast-paced, close-quarters battles where maneuverability can be essential.
Under ideal circumstances, the Umarex MP5 A5 AEG can reach an effective range of around 100 meters. We had no difficulty getting BBs to hit a human-sized target in semi-auto for targets within this range.
The Umarex MP5 A5 AEG keeps its full-auto accuracy with a moderate spread. The gun’s sensitive, high-quality trigger makes it simple to manage how many rounds you fire when firing in full-auto, from short, controlled bursts to full-on spray-and-pray.
Pros and Cons of the MP5 A5 AEG
- The Umarex MP5 A5 AEG has a top-notch Avalon gearbox and inline MOSFET, which delivers excellent reliability and shot consistency.
- 200-round high-capacity magazine.
- Rated as one of the most powerful SMGs available today, the Umarex MP5 A5 AEG has a 380 FPS rating.
- Realistic and meticulous design, down to the official H&K trademarks and classic H&K ring sights, that accurately represents the original MP5’s design.
- A little bit heavier than other SMGs.
- The Umarex MP5 A5 AEG costs over $400, making it more expensive than many airsoft SMGs.
The MP5 is one of the most instantly recognizable guns. The Umarex MP5 A5 AEG is an airsoft SMG that flawlessly replicates this iconic weapon and provides the kind of excellent power airsoft players have become accustomed to from Umarex guns.
The MP5 has earned its reputation in operations worldwide and permanently engraved its name into weapons history.
If you’re searching for a gun that accurately replicates the MP5 down to its finest features and one that you’ll have a blast using at your next airsoft tournament, the Umarex MP5A5 AEG is worth considering.
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