M7 SUBMACHINE GUN
The M7 submachine gun is gas-operated and magazine-fed. It fires 5mm x 23 caseless ammunition. Recoil from all but sustained fire is very controllable. Although the M7 submachine-gun is primarily issued to vehicle crews, it is also a favorite of commando teams in its sound suppressed version – the M7S.
Sustained automatic fire tends to cause the muzzle to “walk” upwards as recoil compounds. Submachine guns, while not accurate over long distances, are particularly effective in close quarters.
Official Designation: M7/Caseless Submachine Gun
Common Slang Terms: bullet hose, black box, chum, popcorn
Cartridge: 5mm x 23 caseless
Max. effective range: 50m
Mag. capacity: 60
Rate of fire: 900 rnds/min
Unit Cost: 1484 cR.
• Length, stock extended: 627mm (24.68 in.)
• Length, stock retracted: 474mm (18.66 in.)
• Weight (loaded): 1.3 kg (2.86 lbs)
• M7: standard issue
• M7S: issued with sound suppressor [SS/M 49] and smart-linked scope [SLS/V 5B]