|The Heckler & Koch P90c was just coming into use at the time of the war. The weapon's bullpup layout, and compact design, make it easy to control. The durable P90c is prized for its reliability, and high firepower in a ruggedly-compact package.|
|Damage||15 - 25|
|Single||AP: 4, Range: 30|
|Aimed Attack||Yes. Single AP +1(2) AP|
|Burst||AP: 5, Range: 25, Rounds: 15|
|Ammo||10mm JHP or 10mm AP|
|Possible buffs for Weapons|
|Base price||6010 caps|
|Requirements||Profession: Gunsmith (Small Guns): 2|
|Resources||1 x |
- You can get this weapon by crafting it
- Sometimes you can buy it at merchants, especially in San Francisco and at the gunrunners, but it is expensive
- Can be found in New Reno and Warehouse lockers (with advanced or unique prefix)
- An un-statted version can be found on the Alien Queen in the Gecko Sanctuary along with a small amount of 10mm AP
The P90 is a good choice for a critter hunt as well as for PvP combat, as you can choose from either 10mm JHP or 10mm AP ammunition. While in a team, a P90 user is often considered a glass cannon, dealing very good amount of damage, but is required to be as close to the enemy as possible, to maximize the bullets hit at burst. Performance is maximized with BRD and MRD and bursts at point blank range. With a specialized character build, 3 bursts per turn will be possible.
The weaker version of the P90 is the 10mm SMG.
Good damage, low Action Points usage, burst mode, choice between JHP and AP ammo, light weight.
Expensive, hard to craft.
Like most great firearms, the P90 was the result of NATO contracting. The goal was to replace 9x19mm Parabellum sub-machine guns currently in use such as the venerated MP5. It was developed by FN, designers of the FAL, in conjunction with the "Five-seven" pistol system -- named after the new ammunition developed for the weapons, 5.7x28mm. It entered production in 1990, hence the designation. With the advent of the Resource Wars, Heckler & Koch scooped up the rights to the now-outdated P90 weapons system, and re-chambered it for the modern 10mm round, dubbing it the "P90c."
When it was developed, the P90 was the smallest fixed-stock sub-machine gun in existence. However, thanks to a bull-pup design and unique feeding system, all of this downsizing hasn't resulted in any loss in accuracy. The original 5.7mm round it was chambered for was a proprietary round produced by FN Herstal. Like many proprietary cartridges designed for excellent firearms, it was never adopted, and the P90 never saw widespread use, despite being widely acknowledged as an excellent firearm. Perhaps H&K saw something of their similar G11 project in the ill-fated P90, because they purchased the rights to manufacture the design and immediately re-chambered it for the 21st-century 10mm round. It would be a shame for such a well-crafted sub-machine gun to go unused.
Other Sub-Machine Guns
|Skill Small Guns|
Can be crafted
|9mm Mauser · 10mm Pistol · Red Ryder BB Gun · Shotgun|
Gunsmith (Small Guns) 1
|.44 Magnum Revolver · .44 Magnum (Speed Load) · Desert Eagle .44 · Desert Eagle (Exp. Mag.) · Hunting Rifle · Scoped Hunting Rifle · Tommy Gun · M3A1 "Grease Gun" SMG · Sawed-Off Shotgun · Combat Shotgun · Grenade pistol FN 69A1|
Gunsmith (Small Guns) 2
|14mm Pistol · .223 Pistol · Needler Pistol · 10mm SMG · M79 Grenade Launcher · H&K P90c · H&K CAWS · Sniper Rifle · Assault Rifle · Assault Rifle (Exp. Mag.) · FN FAL|
|Rare SG weapons
Can not be crafted
|PPK12 Gauss Pistol · M72 Gauss Rifle · FN FAL (Night Sight) · FN FAL HPFA · H&K G11 · H&K G11E · Pancor Jackhammer · Jonny's BB Gun · Red Ryder LE BB Gun|
|Skill Big Guns|
|None Requirements. Can be crafted||Flamer|
|Profession: Gunsmith (Big Guns) 1||M60|
|Profession: Gunsmith (Big Guns) 2||Light Support Weapon · Minigun · Rocket Launcher · Incinerator|
|Rare BG weapons. Can not be crafted||Bozar · Vindicator Minigun · Avenger Minigun|
|Skill Energy Weapons|
|None Requirements. Can be crafted||Laser Pistol|
|Profession: Energy Expert 1||Magneto-Laser Pistol|
|Profession: Energy Expert 2||Plasma Pistol · Plasma Pistol (Ext. Cap.) · Laser SMG · YK32 Pulse Pistol · Laser Rifle · Laser Rifle (Ext. Cap.) · Plasma Rifle|
|Rare EW. Can not be crafted||Alien Blaster · Gatling Laser · Laser Support Weapon · Solar Scorcher · Phazer · Turbo Plasma Rifle · YK42B Pulse Rifle|