Sub machine gun
1974 - 1975
Olympio Vieira de Mello
1977 - 1985
Brazil - Mekanika
About 10.000 have been produced.
- UNIT COST
Very cheap to produce
Limited build quality
The Uru is a sub machine gun of Brazilian origin. It was developed in the mid 1970's for the Brazilian government. The Uru is cheap to produce, but of lower quality than other weapons available at that time.
The Uru is a very simple and rather heavy weapon. It is a blowback operated weapon that fires from an open bolt position. The weapon is made out of metal and the stock is able to fold sideways.
The Uru fires the 9x19mm round from 30 round magazines. It is a select fire weapon capable of semi-automatic fire and fully automatic fire. The cyclic rate of fire is 750 rounds per minute.
The Uru was adopted by the Brazilian military and police.
The Uru is a cheap and heavy sub machine gun. Its design is simple and rugged. The magazine housing serves as a forward grip. No variants have been produced.
|Type||Sub machine gun|
|Operation||Simple blowback, open bolt|
|Rate of fire||750 rpm|
|Barrel length||175 mm|
|Rifling||6 grooves, right hand twist|
|Muzzle velocity||389 m/s|
|Length||689 mm / 456 mm|
|Weight||3.01 kg empty|
|Sights||Iron sights, post front and aperture rear, 230 mm sight radius|