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PM-98

Submachine gun

PM-98

The PM-98 submachine gun is a Polish clone of the Israeli Uzi

 
 
Country of origin Poland
Entered service 1998 (?)
Caliber 9 x 19 mm
Weight (unloaded) 2.3 kg
Length (stock extended) 605 mm
Length (stock retracted) 405 mm
Barrel length 185 mm
Muzzle velocity 360 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 640 rpm
Practical rate of fire 30 - 90 rpm
Magazine capacity 15, 25 rounds
Sighting range 150 m
Range of effective fire 150 m

 

   The PM-98 submachine gun was developed in Poland. It is a refined version of the PM-84P Glauberyt with some improvements. It looks like the PM-98 was adopted by the Polish military and law enforcement forces in 1998. Unlike its predecessor the PM-98 had some export success. This submachine gun was exported to Indonesia, Iraq, and Philippines.

   This submachine gun can be used by reconnaissance units, special forces, staff officers, vehicle drivers, artillery crews and some non-frontline units.

   This Polish submachine gun is relatively light and has compact dimensions. Though its size and weight increased significantly over its predecessor. The PM-98 is a significantly modified clone of the Israeli Uzi submachine gun. Sometimes this weapon is even called the "Polish Uzi". Overall the PM-98 is a rather successful design.

   The PM-98 is a blowback operated weapon, which fires from a closed bolt. This weapon is chambered for a standard NATO 9x19 mm Parabellum ammunition. The PM-98 has a slightly longer barrel than the PM-84 Glauberyt.

   A combined, safety and fire mode selector switch is located on the receiver, behind the pistol grip. It has settings for "safe", "semi-auto", and "full-auto".

   The PM-98 has got a different cocking handle. Now it is no longer located on both sides of the receiver, but on the left side only. Though the cocking handle is bent upwards, which assists charging of the weapon with either hand. This weapon has got a last shot bolt hold.

   This submachine gun is fed from 15- or 25-round capacity magazines. Magazine release button was relocated from the heel of the pistol grip to the thumb position. Magazines of the PM-98 are not interchangeable with magazines of the PM-84P Glauberyt.

   This weapon has got a simple wire stock. When not in use the wire stock is retracted into the weapon.

   The most notable external difference of the PM-98 over its predecessor is a new foregrip. A tactical flashlight can be mounted into the foregrip.

   The PM-98 has simple iron sights. The rear flip-up sight can be set for 75, or 150 meters. Some versions of this weapon have a Picatinny-type scope rail and can mount various red dot sights. Effective range of fire is up to 150 meters. However this weapon is typically used on closer ranges.

   This weapon can mount a sound suppressor.

 

Variants

 

   PM-98S is a version with a higher rate of fire. Its rate of fire was increased to 770 rpm.

   PM-06 is a further refined version of the PM-98 with a modified buttstock and different sights. It has a built-in Picatinny-type scope rail and can mount various red-dot sights. Its cocking handle is straight, rather than bent upwards. Though this improved version is much heavier than the original PM-84.

   BRS-99 is a semi-automatic only version of the PM-06. It was developed for law enforcement forces. It has a foregrip with a vertical grip similar to that of the original PM-84 Glauberyt. This weapon can be seen as an assault pistol.

 

 
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