Mekanika Uru

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Mekanika Uru
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  Brazil
Service history
Used by Brazil [1]
Production history
Designed 1977
Manufacturer Mekanika Industria e Commercio Ltd
Weight 3 kg
Length 671 mm
Barrel length 175 mm

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum, .38 ACP
Caliber 9mm
Action Blowback-operated, Open bolt
Rate of fire 750 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 390 m/s
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights

The Uru is a submachine gun made by the production firm Mekanika in 1977 for the Brazilian Army and Police Forces. License for weapons in 1988, bought the branch of FAU, which modernized the Thompson submachine gun in model 2. SACO Defense of the US manufactured the Uru as the Model 683 for countries without an industrial basis but were sued for copyright violations.

The overall weapon has a cylindrical body. It made the front of the air vents for cooling trunk. A tubular casing in a shop, serving also as the front handle, trigger and pistol grip. There is also a safety/selector switch, which can be translated into two points: first - for self-shooting, second - for the automatic. The barrel may be fitted with a silencer. There are several versions of weapons: pistol-machine gun under the bullet and the 38 ACP rifle with a wooden butt th of 9 mm bullets parabellum and the 38 ACP.[2]


  1. ^ Gander, Terry J.; Hogg, Ian V. Jane's Infantry Weapons 1995/1996. Jane's Information Group; 21 edition (May 1995). ISBN 978-0-7106-1241-0.
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