|Full text name||KK-MPi 69 submachine gun|
|Overall length, mm||870|
|Barrel length, mm||440|
|Weight empty, kg||3,4|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||15|
|Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min||700|
The KK-MPi 69 small-caliber submachine gun (its full name was Kleinkaliber-Maschinenpistole modell 69) was designed in the GDR (East Germany) during the late 1960’s. It was mass-produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s as a training weapon for NVA (East German Army) recruits. Unlike most training small bore rifles, it was designed as a select-fire weapon.
Patterned externally after the Kalashnikov AKM assault rifle, which was produced in East Germany under the designation ‘MPi-KM’. The KK-MPi 69 submachine gun uses simple blowback action and fires from the closed bolt. It has an AK-type hammer-fired trigger and AK-type safety/selector lever on the right.
Furniture is made from brown plastic, and a single stack, 15-round box magazine firing .22 LR ammunition is mounted inside the shell of a 7.62x39mm 30-round AK magazine.