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IMI Uzi (MP-2)
Uzi of the israeli armed forces.jpg
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Israel
Service history
In service 1954–present
Used by See Users
Wars Suez Crisis
Six-Day War
Vietnam War
Yom Kippur War
Colombian internal conflict
Sri Lankan Civil War
Portuguese Colonial War
Falklands War
Invasion of Grenada[1]
1982 Lebanon war
South African Border War
Rhodesian Bush War
Somali Civil War
Mexican Drug War
Syrian Civil War
Miami Drug Wars
Production history
Designer Uziel Gal[2]
Designed 1948
Manufacturer Israel Military Industries
Israel Weapon Industries
FN Herstal
Lyttleton Engineering Works (under Vektor Arms)
Group Industries
Produced 1950–present
Number built 10,000,000+[3]
Variants See Variants
Weight 3.5 kg (7.72 lb)[2]
Length * 445 mm (17.5 in) stockless
  • 470 mm (18.5 in) folding stock collapsed
  • 640 mm (25 in) folding stock extended[2]
Barrel length 260 mm (10.2 in)[2]

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
.22 LR
.45 ACP
.41 AE
Action Blowback,[2] open bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min[2]
Muzzle velocity 400 m/s (9mm)[4]
Effective range 200 m[5]
Feed system 10 (.22 and .41 AE)
16 (.45 ACP)
20, 25, 32, 40, 50 (9 mm) magazines
Sights Iron sights

The Uzi is a type of submachine gun.

There are different kinds of Uzis: Mini Uzi, which is a smaller version of the Uzi; Micro Uzi, which is only slightly larger than a standard pistol; Para Micro Uzi, which was made for Counter Terrorist Units; and the Uzi Pistol, which is semi-automatic (it fires one bullet every time you pull the trigger). All of these kinds of Uzis are still in use by the special forces today. It is slowly being replaced by the MP-5.

History[change | change source]

Uzis were invented by an Israeli army officer, Uziel Gal.[6] This gun was first used in 1956. Uzis were used in the 1967 Six Day War by Israel. They are made by Israel Military Industries and also by the Belgian weapon company, FN.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lee E. Russel (1985). Grenade 1983. p. 39.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Miller, David (2001). The Illustrated Directory of 20th Century Guns. London: Salamander Books. pp. 391–393. ISBN 1-84065-245-4. OCLC 59522369. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  3. McManners, Hugh (2003). Ultimate Special Forces. New York: DK Publishing. p. 157. ISBN 0-7894-9973-8. OCLC 53221575. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  4. "Firearms". The Uzi Official Website. Uzi Brands International. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  5. Popenker, Max R. "UZI / Mini UZI / Micro UZI submachine gun (Israel)". World Guns: Modern Firearms & Ammunition. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Uzi official website". 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.

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