Firearms / Sub machine guns / Mekanika Uru

Mekanika Uru

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sub machine gun

  • ORIGIN
    Brazil

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    1974 - 1975

  • DESIGNER
    Olympio Vieira de Mello

  • PRODUCTION
    1977 - 1985

  • PRODUCERS
    Brazil - Mekanika

  • QUANTITY
    About 10.000 have been produced.

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Very cheap to produce
    Rugged
    Rather heavy
    Limited build quality

Introduction

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.

Design

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.

Firepower

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.

Users

The Uru was adopted by the Brazilian military and police.

Variants

Uru

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.

  • Specifications:
  • Uru
TypeSub machine gun
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine30 rounds
OperationSimple blowback, open bolt
Fire selector0-1-F
Rate of fire750 rpm
Barrel length175 mm
Rifling6 grooves, right hand twist
Muzzle velocity389 m/s
StockFoldable
Length689 mm / 456 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.01 kg empty
SightsIron sights, post front and aperture rear, 230 mm sight radius
Remarks-

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