Steyr TMP



Overview


TMP

An Austrian Steyr TMP sub machine gun fitted with silencer.
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Origin
Austria
Type
Sub machine gun
Entered service
Early 1990's
Status
Limited service
Development
1989
Developer
Austria - Steyr Mannlicher
Production
1992 - 2001
Producer
Austria - Steyr Mannlicher
Designations
TMP / Taktische Maschinenpistole
TMP / Tactical Machine Pistol

Description


Introduction

The TMP is a sub machine gun of Austrian origin. It was developed by Steyr in the early 1990's as a private venture. The name TMP stands for Taktische Maschinenpistole, which translates to Tactical Machine Pistol. Depending on the exact definition used it can be classified as either machine pistol or sub machine gun. Since the mid 2000's the design has been marketed in modified form by B+T as the MP9.

Design

The TMP is a delayed blowback operated weapon that fires from the closed bolt position. The barrel and mechanism are made out of steel and the exterior is made from polymer. A dual stage trigger acts as fire selector. A vertical forward grip is standard and most TMP were produced without stock. A plastic fixed stock is optional.

Firepower

The TMP fires the 9x19mm round from a 15 or 30 round magazine. It is a select-fire weapon with a cyclic rate of fire of 850 to 900 rpm. Despite its high rate of fire it reportedly remains controllable, even with bursts of up to 10 rounds. The effective range is 100 meters and the accuracy is significantly improved with fixed stock. The SPP is a semi-automatic variant. The barrel is threaded to fit a silencer.

Users

The TMP has been adopted by a few law enforcement and military units. Despite its qualities sales were limited. The new MP9 has proved to be more successful than the TMP, possibly due to the folding stock and accessory rails.

Variants


TMP

The TMP is the standard production version. It is select fire and fitted with a forward grip. In the end the TMP was available with the same fixed plastic stock as the SPP Carbine.

SPP

The SPP is a semi-automatic variant of the TMP and also lacks the forward grip. It might have been developed for the US Land Warrior project. Usually a flash hider is fitted on the threaded barrel. The SPP Carbine is a SPP with a fixed polymer stock.

Details


Facts TMP SPP
General
Origin
Austria
Type
Sub machine gun
Caliber
Caliber
9x19mm Parabellum
Feed system
Detachable box magazine
Magazine capacity
15, 30 rounds
Barrel length
130 mm
Rifling
Right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
375 m/s
Operation
Action
Short recoil, delayed blowback
Locking
Rotating barrel
Fire selector
Two stage trigger, 0 - 1 - F
Rate of fire
850 - 900 rpm
Dimensions
Stock type
None
Length
282 mm
Width
45 mm
Height
162 mm empty
Weight
1.3 kg empty
Sights
Mechanical
Iron sights, blade front and notch rear
Sight radius
188 mm
Optics
None
Accessories
Suppressor
Optional, proprietary model to fit muzzle
Stock
Optional fixed stock

Media


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B+T MP9

Since the mid 2000's the design is marketed in modified form by B+T as the MP9.