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MIC Uirapuru

General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)

MIC Uirapuru

General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The MIC Uirapuru general purpose machine gun received a second life of sorts when it was accepted into service with the Brazilian Army
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ORIGIN: Brazil
YEAR: 1977
MANUFACTURER(S): Mekanika Industria e Comercio Ltda (MIC) - Brazil
OPERATORS: Brasil
SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Gas Operated; Automatic Fire Only
CALIBER(S): 7.62x51mm NATO
LENGTH (OVERALL): 1,300 millimeters (51.18 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 600 millimeters (23.62 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 28.66 pounds (13.00 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Iron
MUZZLE VELOCITY: 2,788 feet-per-second (850 meters-per-second)
RATE-OF-FIRE: 700 rounds-per-minute
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 4,593 feet (1,400 meters; 1,531 yards)
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Uirapuru - Base Production Model Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the MIC Uirapuru General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG).  Entry last updated on 8/1/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
Originally rejected by the Brazilian Army, the Uirapuru received a second life in 1976 after refinements were imposed. The weapon was an initial design as put together by members of the Brazilian Army's engineering institute with one of the original members later tabbed to continue the development and make several key changes in making the weapon system serviceable by Brazilian Army standards.

Classified as a general purpose machine gun, the system can be vehicle (including armor in the coaxial role), sea-going vessels or aircraft-mounted as well as part of an infantry squad in the support firing role. The Uirapuru fires the 5.56x51mm NATO standard cartridge from a belt fed ammunition system of varying lengths. The barrel offers a quick change system and a flash suppressor as well as a handy bipod and wooden butt for supportive fire. An optional tripod is also available for the sustained fire role as is an awkwardly-angled carrying handle for increased portability.




MEDIA