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The Uzi (Hebrew: עוזי‎) is a type of submachine gun. Its name comes from Uziel Gal who designed the first one.

The first prototypes appeared in 1950 and soon after the first production batches were issued to selected units for field testing. An improved design appeared just before the Sinai Campaign of 1956 and it was in this desert war that the UZI emerged as a winner in the highly demanding surroundings... The UZI's original manufacturer - Israel Military Industries (IMI) - has not rested on its laurels and developed a number of variants:- The Mini Uzi is shorter and lighter than the standard model; The Micro Uzi is shorter still, almost the size of a large handgun; Another version is the Uzi Pistol - a semi-automatic version of the Micro. [1]


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