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Star Z-84

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sub machine gun

  • ORIGIN
    Spain

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Mid 1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Star Bonifacio Echeverria SA

  • PRODUCTION
    Mid 1980's - 1996

  • PRODUCERS
    Spain - Star

  • QUANTITY
    Less than 1.000 produced

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Limited production costs
    Rugged and reliable
    Mediocre accuracy

Introduction

The Z-84 is a late Cold War era sub machine gun of Spanish origin. It was developed as a more modern alternative to the older sub machine guns in Spanish service. The design is heavily inspired by the Israeli Uzi, but differs in various areas. The Z-84 is even simpler and cheaper than the Uzi.

Design

The Z-84 is a blowback operated sub machine gun with that fires from the open bolt position. The wrap around bolt is located in the two piece stamped steel receiver. The magazine is inserted in the pistol grip and a folding stock is fitted. A safety switch and fire selector are fitted near the trigger. The design is very reliable but sacrifices some accuracy.

Firepower

The Z-84 fires the 9x19mm Parabellum round from a 25 or 30 round magazine. Reportedly it was also avaiable chambered in 9x23mm Largo. It fires semi-automatic or fully automatic at a rate of fire of 600 rpm. Maximum effective range is quoted to be 150 to 200 meters.

Users

The Z-84 was adopted by the Spanish armed forces and law enforcement. It is mostly used by naval units since it functions reliable after bein submerged in salt water. The Z-84 has also been exported in limited numbers to various nations.

Variants

Z-84

The Z-84 is a late Cold War era sub machine gun of Spanish origin. It looks very similar to the Israeli Uzi. The Z-84 was produced in two barrel lenghts. The standard caliber is 9x19mm Parabellum, but reportedly it was developed as a prototype in 9x23mm Largo as well.

TypeSub machine gun
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine25, 30
OperationGas operated, blowback, open bolt
Fire selector0-1-F
Rate of fire600 rpm
Barrel length215 mm
RiflingRifled
Muzzle velocity?
StockFoldable
Length615 mm / 410 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.0 kg empty, 3.6 kg with 30 round magazine
SightsIron sights, flip up rear sight, 100 and 200 m gradations
Remarks-
TypeSub machine gun
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine25, 30
OperationGas operated, blowback, open bolt
Fire selector0-1-F
Rate of fire600 rpm
Barrel length270 mm
RiflingRifled
Muzzle velocity400 m/s
StockFoldable
Length670 mm / 465 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.1 kg empty, 3.7 kg with 30 round magazine
SightsIron sights, flip up rear sight, 100 and 200 m gradations
Remarks-

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