The MP 40 is light and versatile weapon capable of firing short burst, sustained fire, or a single shot. The weapon fires 9 x 19 mm Luger/Parabellum ammunition out of a thirty-two shot magazine. The weapon, and ammunition for it, are easy to come by. The weapon weighs only 4,710 grams and is easy to control when firing. With a range of 110 yards and a muzzle velocity of 1,200 feet per second, the MP 40 is ideal for clearing buildings and even long distance firefights.
Production of the MP 40 began in 1940, hence the namesake, and was often incorrectly referred to as the "Schmeiser", though it was actually manufactured by Erma-Werke. The weapon is a derivative of the earlier MP 38 type, which was very much similar. The MP 40 is merely a smaller and simplified version of the earlier weapon, and remained in production until 1945.
- The MP 40 is correctly held by the body behind the magazine, and not by the magazine itself, as this unsettled the magazine and made the weapon prone to jamming.
- The MP 40's ammunition is exactly the same as that fired by the British Sten Mk. II, yet cannot be interchanged.
- Operation Snowball - First Strike
- Operation Snowball - Scout
- Operation Snowball - Rendezvous
- Operation Snowball - Iceberg
- Operation Nomad - Spaghetti Airport (Italian use)
- Operation Nomad - Air Show
- Operation Nomad - Guests
- Operation Nomad - Caravan
- Operation Nomad - Whiskey Bar
- Operation Sea Wolf - Steam Piping
- Operation Challenger - Babes In The Woods
- Operation Challenger - Estate Agent
- Operation Overlord - Lighthouse
- Operation Overlord - Blade Dancer
- Operation Liberator - Billable Entry
- Operation Liberator - Business
- Operation Liberator - Annual Affair
- Operation Liberator - Gin Send Off
- Operation Liberator - Final Show Down