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Description

The MP40 (or Maschinenpistole 40 as it is also known) is a fully-automatic submachine gun used by the German army. It fires a 9mm round giving it a controllable recoil and is a very effective weapon at close to medium ranges.
― Heroes & Generals

History

The MP40 is a fully-automatic submachine gun, developed and designed by German arms manufacturer ErMa Werke, for use by German team leaders and paratroopers throughout World War II. It is chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum, which made it effective against the mostly unarmored infantry of the time. The weapon is only capable of firing in fully automatic, and requires good trigger discipline to prevent waste of ammunition. Similarly to the Sten, the MP40's simplified design and stamped steel construction made it far cheaper to produce than the MP34 or the American Thompson. The weapon's compact design made it extremely effective in trenches and urban warfare.

Later in the war, on the Eastern Front, the Russian mass production and issue of the incredibly common PPSh-41 and PPS submachineguns forced Germany to reconsider its logistics. Russian frontline soldiers began to outclass German infantry in urban warfare due to the overwhelming sustained fire of their submachineguns. MP40s were thenceforth issued more regularly, but due to the continued scarcity of the weapon and its ammo, German soldiers began to rely on appropriated Russian weaponry instead.

Gameplay

With its 550 Rate of Fire, Close Quarter Combat, and 6 Equipment Points. The Maschinenpistole 40 excels from Close Quarter Combat to Medium Range Combat. Usually run with either a Stielhandgranate 24 / M24 Frag sleeve or Hafthohlladung H3 / Panzerwurfmine (L) and a First Aid Kit or Medic Pouch, it could be used to clear rooms that are full of enemies or hunting down APC and Tanks or being a German Medic to help those in need. Though be wary of the range with all of the SMGs, as each one cannot fight against a Semi-Automatic Rifles, Bolt Action Rifles, and Light Machine Guns that are on the battlefield.

Pros

  • Magazine Size: While it has a low RoF of 550, it makes up for it with 32 Rounds of Ammunition within each clip.
  • Close Combat: Easy to clean an entire house or building compared to the Assault Rifles, Semi-Automatic Rifles, and Light Machine Guns due to its shorter size.

Between

  • Rate Of Fire: The Maschinenpistole 40 is somewhat a gun that could be relied on it's Rate of Fire as it could save ammunition, but also it's slower Rate of Fire compared to the other Sub-Machine Guns except for the PPS-43 can sometimes result in yourself dying first because of the bullets flying out of a 850 RoF PPSh-41
  • Reload Speed: With it's 3.2 Second Reload, it's not the best but it will have to do, and much faster to reload compared to the PPSh-41.

Cons

  • Single Fire: While the Thompson M1A1 and PPSh-41 have Single Fire Mode for their weapon, the MP40 lacks it.
  • Ranged Combat: Every SMGs within Heroes&Generals don't have the range to fight against Assault Rifles, Semi-Automatic Rifles, and Light Machine Guns. So it's best keep things in Close Quarters Combat or Medium Range Combat. Unless you want to die trying to find a sniper that's shooting you.

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Camouflage

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Ammunition

9mm Parabellum AMMUNITION
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COST 340HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 4HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 0.34HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:00s
DAMAGE
RANGE
PRECISION
STABILITY
RATE OF FIRE
Wulff Engel AMMUNITION
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COST 1,500HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 18HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.5HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:01s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE
DMW Fuchs AMMUNITION
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COST 1,900HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 22HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.9HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:05s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE
Wulff Faust AMMUNITION
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COST 2,300HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 27HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 2.3HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:15s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
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Specialist Ribbon

Weapon Required: Maschinenpistole 40
SP MP40.png Maschinenpistole 40 Specialist
Using the MP 40 submachinegun in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
Wulff Engel
Lightened Bolt
Stainless Steel Barrel
Autumn Oakleaf
Field Trigger Job
Anodized Black
DMW Fuchs
Heavy Spring
Field Adjusted Sights
Autumn Oakleaf
Marksman Trigger Job
Carbon Black
Lightened Spring
Wulff Faust

Weapon Required: Maschinenpistole 40
SP MP40.png Maschinenpistole 40 Specialist
Using the MP 40 submachinegun in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Captured Unlocks
Wulff Engel
Lightened Bolt
Stainless Steel Barrel
Field Trigger Job
DMW Fuchs
Heavy Spring
Field Adjusted Sights
Maschinenpistole 40
Marksman Trigger Job
Lightened Spring
Wulff Faust


Modifications[]

Default Wulff Engel DMW Fuchs Wulff Faust Field Adjusted Sights Field Trigger Job Marksman Trigger Job Lightened Bolt Heavy Spring Lightened Spring Stainless Steel Barrel
Image WA 13.png WA 17.png WA 12.png WM PS 2.png WM T 5.png WM T 5.png WM I 2.png WM I 4.png WM I 5.png WM B 2.png
Cost per shot 0.34Credits (Ammo) 1.5Credits 1.9Credits 2.3Credits 1.05Credits 1.82Credits 2.42Credits 3.33Credits 1.78Credits 1.95Credits 1.82Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:20s (Weapon) 0:01s 0:05s 0:15s 0:01s 0:01s 0:01s 0:01s 0:01s 0:00s 0:01s
Damage Near 36 39 34 42
Damage Far 15 15 15 13
Near Range 12.76 8.7 18.56 6.38 12.12 14.42
Far Range 55.76 49.2 68.06 41 52.97 54.09
Velocity 412.25 392.85 388 388
Conefire 0.6 0.72 0.45 0.72
Sway Stand Mode 1.35 1.215 1.62 1.3905
Sway Crouch Mode 1.05 0.945 1.2075 1.071
Sway Prone Mode 0.35 0.315 0.392 0.357
Sway Aim Modifier 0.3 0.27 0.36 0.312
Cone Contraction Per Sec 2 2.2 1.8
Camera Recoil Up 0.36 0.54 0.324 0.72 0.4032 0.378 0.324 0.396 0.378
Camera Recoil Right -0.08 -0.12 -0.072 -0.16 -0.0896 -0.084 -0.072 -0.088 -0.084
Camera Recoil Variance 0.11 0.165 0.099 0.22 0.1232 0.1155 0.099 0.121 0.1155
Rate of Fire 550 597.83 611.12 597.83 500 585.11


Cost Per Shot 7.26 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:23s
Damage Near 36
Damage Far 15
Near Range 12.12m
Far Range 52.97m
Velocity 412.25m/s
Conefire 0.6°
Camera Recoil Up 0.378
Camera Recoil Right -0.084
Camera Recoil Variance 0.1155
Rate of Fire 664.26RPM
Maschinenpistole 40 Build 1
Part Modification
Ammunition None
Trigger Marksman Trigger Job
Barrel None
Internal Lightened Bolt
Sight Field Adjusted Sights
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge Heavy Set Gold and/or Fast Reload Gold
Description
This build gives the Maschinenpistole 40 a RoF of 664. This is enough to clear rooms, but expensive.

Pros:

  • Accurate
  • High Rate of Fire

Cons:

  • Expensive to maintain
  • Eats through ammo if the user isn't careful


Cost Per Shot 5.28 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:22s
Damage Near 36
Damage Far 15
Near Range 12.76m
Far Range 55.76m
Velocity 412.25m/s
Conefire 0.6°
Camera Recoil Up 0.44352
Camera Recoil Right -0.09856
Camera Recoil Variance 0.13552
Rate of Fire 635.99RPM
Maschinenpistole 40 Build 2
Part Modification
Ammunition None
Trigger Field Trigger Job
Barrel None
Internal Lightened Spring
Sight Field Adjusted Sights
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge Heavy Set Gold and/or Fast Reload Gold
Description
This build gives the Maschinenpistole 40 a RoF of 636. This is enough to clear rooms, and cheap.

Pros:

  • Accurate
  • Decent Rate of Fire

Cons:

  • Rate of Fire may be less than that of the enemy



Side Note: This Maschinenpistole 40 Wiki Page is updated as of Update 1.21.2

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