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Haenel MP 28/II

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Haenel MP 28/II - 9x19mm Parabellum
Haenel MP 28/II - 9x19mm Parabellum

The Haenel MP 28/II was designed by Hugo Schmeisser in the late 1920s as an improvement on his earlier MP 18/I submachine gun. The MP 28/II followed a similar layout to the MP 18/I, but introduced several new features, such as a reconfigured magazine feed taking 20 or 32-round Schmeisser pattern box magazines instead of TM 08 "snail magazines" (this feature was later retrofitted to some examples of the MP 18/I), and a fire selector switch above the trigger which included a mechanical safety. The bolt and recoil spring were also redesigned, and an adjustable tangent rear sight was fitted in place of the MP 18/I's flip-up sight.

The MP 28/II was manufactured by C.G. Haenel of Suhl, and was adopted by the German border guard, the Waffen-SS, and was issued to certain rearguard sections of the Wehrmacht during the early stages of World War II to make up for shortages of the newer MP 40. It was also exported to several countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The MP 28/II was succeeded by the MP 41.


(1928 - 1940)

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Calibers: 9x19mm Parabellum, 9x25mm Mauser, 7.63x25mm Mauser, 7.65x22mm Parabellum
  • Weight: 9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)
  • Length: 32 in (81.3 cm)
  • Barrel length: 7.9 in (20.1 cm)
  • Capacity: 20, 32, 50 - round detachable magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Haenel MP 28/II and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
T-9 Submarine (Podvodnaya lodka T-9) German soldiers 1943
The Last Hill (Malakhov kurgan) A German soldier 1944
The Stolen Border (Uloupená hranice) German ordners 1947
The Four Days of Naples (Le quattro giornate di Napoli) A German soldier 1962
Behold A Pale Horse Guardia Civil 1964
The Cobra Cobra's henchmen 1967
Westerplatte German and Polish soldiers 1967
The Olsen Gang in a Fix Danish police officers 1969
Bavarian mobsters
The Seventh Company Outdoors (La 7ème compagnie au clair de lune) A German soldier 1977
The Big Red One An Italian soldier 1980
The Keep Wolf Kahler SS Adjutant 1983
Benedick Blythe SS Einsatzkommando
Doug Robinson SS Einsatzkommando
Stephen Jenn SS Einsatzkommando
The Little Shepherd Boy from the Valley (Pasácek z doliny) Wolf Kahler SS Adjutant 1983
Zdenek Dusek The bearded
Biggles: Adventures in Time Fiona Hutchison Debbie 1986
Alex Hyde-White Jim Ferguson
A German Officer
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Kevork Malikyan Kazim 1989
Sniper Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr. Jay Benson 1992
Shot in the Coffin (Vystrel v grobu) Stepan Starchikov Stepan Subbota 1992
Spartak Mishulin Bulkin
Schindler's List German soldiers 1993
Torrente Santiago Segura Torrente 1998
Javier Cámara Rafi
Deathwatch Jamie Bell Pvt. Charlie Shakespeare Standing in for a Bergmann MP18/I 2002
Senso '45 An Italian partisan 2002
New Kids Turbo Wesley van Gaalen Rikkert 2010
City 44 Polish insurgents 2014
John Wick: Chapter 4 seen in armory 2023


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Hitler: The Rise of Evil An SS assassin 2003
Red Mountains (Krasnye gory) A German soldier 2013

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Note Date
BloodRayne "Bergstein Mp28" 2002
Medal of Honor: European Assault "MP28 SMG" Only available in multiplayer 2005
Forgotten Hope 2 "Maschinenpistole 28" Added in v2.6 (2022) 2007
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare "Trencher" Added via update 2017
Call of Duty: WWII "Waffe 28" 2017
Battlefield V "MP28" 2018
Land of War: The Beginning "Maschinenpistole 28" 2021
Enlisted "MP 28" 20 round mag 2021
"MP 28 (extended magazine)" 32 round mag


Title Character Note Date
Porco Rosso Air Pirates 1992


Naranjero- 9x23mm Largo

The "Naranjero" is a Spanish copy of the MP28/II that was issued during the Spanish Civil War. It can be identified by it's large rounded charging handle.


  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Caliber: 9x23mm Largo
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
  • Length: 32.8 in (83.3 cm)
  • Barrel length:
  • Capacity: 32 rounds
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto


Title Actor Character Note Date
Diamond Rush (Le Paria) Jean Marais Manu 1969
Toccelli's henchmen Spanish copy
Ay, Carmela! An Italian soldier 1990

See also

  • Lanchester Mk.I, copy of the MP 28 used by the British Royal Navy in World War 2

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