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FNP90
P90
Country of origin

Belgium

Designer

Fabrique Nationale

Production began

1990

Weapon type

PDW

Caliber

5.7x28mm

Action

Straight blowback, closed bolt

Overall length

500 millimeters (19.7 in)

Barrel length

263 millimeters (10.3543 in)

Weight empty

2.5 kilograms (5.1156 pounds)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

50 rounds

Cyclic rate

900 rounds per minute

Maximum effective range

200 meters (656.168 feet) maximum effective range, 5,905 feet (1,800m) maximum

The FN P90, more commonly known as simply the P90, is a compact, bullpup, select-fire PDW (personal defense weapon) designed and manufactured by Fabrique Nationale.

HistoryEdit

The P90 was developed between 1986-1990 by Belgian company FN Herstal and first saw use in the Gulf War by the Belgian Special Forces Group.

The P90 was designed to replace submachine guns that used pistol caliber rounds for military and law enforcement agencies, as these cartridges were deemed insufficient against body armor.

Further development has led to the creation of the P90 TR variant. This variant was introduced in 1999 and continues to be offered alongside the standard P90.

Design detailsEdit

The P90 is a short, compact, lightweight bullpup weapon, chambered in 5.7x28mm. It takes a 50-round magazine; the magazine feeds from the top, and the weapon fires from a closed bolt. The P90 has a 10.5 inch barrel, with a flash hider mounted. It uses the straight blowback mode of operation, and the weapon cycles at a rate of 900 rounds per minute. All models of the P90 can take suppressors.

The P90's receiver is polymer, and can come in a few different colors - olive drab and black being the most prevalent.

VariantsEdit

The P90 has a few variants.

FN PS90Edit

Fnps90
An FN PS90
Jocke PiratAdded by Jocke Pirat

This civilian variant is basically the same as the P90; however, it has a 16-inch barrel, and the option of automatic fire is removed.




FN P90 LVEdit

Laser
an FN P90 LV
Mr lorencoAdded by Mr lorenco

P90 with an integral laser mounted in front of the trigger guard, just below the barrel. This laser can either be visible or infrared; infrared lasers are for use at night, in conjunction with night vision equipment (as that is the only way the light can be seen).

The regular laser has three settings: off, low power, and full power.



FN P90 TREdit

This P90 features a rail on top of the receiver, and two rail sections on the sides of the receiver. The top rail is integral.

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