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Mekanika Uru



Overview


Uru

Right side view of Uru sub machine gun
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Origin
Brazil
Type
Sub machine gun
Entered service
Late 1970's
Status
In service
Development
1974 - 1975
Developer
Olympio Vieira de Mello
Production
1977 - 1985
Producer
Brazil - Mekanika
Number produced
About 10.000

Description


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.

Details


Uru

Right side view of Uru sub machine gun
Source: www.world.guns.ru - © copyright lies with original owner

Variants of the 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.

Facts Uru
General
Origin
Brazil
Type
Sub machine gun
Caliber
Caliber
9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine
30 round detachable box
Barrel
175 mm
Rifling
6 grooves, right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
389 m/s
Dimensions
Type of stock
Foldable
Length
689 mm / 456 mm
Weight
3.01 kg empty
Operation
Action
Simple blowback, open bolt
Fire selector
0 - 1 - F
Rate of fire
750 rpm
Sights
Type
Iron sights, post front and aperture rear
Sight radius
230 mm