• Short Summary

    West German soldiers of the Fifth Panzer Corps are using an Israel-built machine-pistol, the Uzi, in training exercises at Coblenz.

  • Description

    West German soldiers of the Fifth Panzer Corps are using an Israel-built machine-pistol, the Uzi, in training exercises at Coblenz.

    Like the famous British war-time Sten gun, simplicity of construction and maintenance is the Uzi's keynote. With just five component parts it can be stripped down and re-assembled by a blindfold man - or, as active service conditions might demand, in the dark. It fires 450 - 600 rounds per minute and has an effective range of 200 yards.

    West Germany is expected to use the Uzi as its sole machine-pistol; tens of thousands were reported ordered last year. Israel subsequently re-organised production of the gun to satisfy increased demands from West Germany, the Netherlands, and a third un-named European country.

    When first sales of Israeli arms to Germany were made, June 1959, a political crisis developed in Israel and pro-Government parties threatened to withdraw their support from Premier Ben-Gurion stayed in office, and arms sales have increased.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QP7KIVH1AR21ZPUIA65QYXF0
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QP7KIVH1AR21ZPUIA65QYXF0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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