BSM/9 M3

     Notes: The company of Bergom S/A built this weapon with hopes of selling it to the military or police, but it appears to have had little success.  It is, however, a very well-built and easy to shoot weapon.  It is easy to build and not too expensive.  However, the manufacturer made a somewhat outlandish claim for the BSM: no lubrication is ever needed.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

BSM/9 M3

9mm Parabellum

3.03 kg

20. 32

$313

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

BSM/9 M3

5

2

Nil

3/4

1

3

24

 

IMBEL MD-1/MD-1A1

     Notes: Despite appearances, this is the weapon one ends up with when you shrink an FN FAL down to submachinegun size and rechamber it for 9mm Parabellum.  The MD-1 series was basically an intermediate development step, though some small issues were made; further development led to the MD-2 and MD-2A1 submachineguns (below).  The MD-1 has a fixed wooden stock, while the MD-1A1 uses a folding metal stock. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Though manufacture of this weapon was quickly superseded by the MD-2, the MD-1s that did exist were put into use during the Twilight War.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MD-1

9mm Parabellum

3.8 kg

30

$291

MD-1A1

9mm Parabellum

3.58 kg

30

$311

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MD-1

5

2

Nil

5

1

2

22

MD-1A1

5

2

Nil

3/5

1

2

22

 

IMBEL MD-2/MD-2A1

     Notes: Though the MD-1 proved that the idea of shrinking a FAL was feasible, IMBEL and the Brazilian Army felt more work needed to be done.  Among the requests was for the MD-1 to be able to mount a bayonet, and for the MD-1A1 to be a bit smaller.  Both designs needed to be lighter, and to further reduce manufacturing costs, more parts commonality with the FAL was necessary.  In addition, some ergonomic adjustments were made, as the controls on the MD-1 could be a bit awkward, particularly for those with small hands.  Thus, the MD-2 fixed-stock and MD-2A1 folding stock versions were developed, using more plastics instead of wood, and having a number of improvements, including 60% of parts in common with the FAL.  The MD-2 can also mount a bayonet; though this feature was desired mostly for ceremonial duties, fighting with the bayonet is also possible, and the bayonet used is the same one as used with the FAL.  Normally, a 211mm barrel is used with the MD-2 and a 160mm barrel with the MD-2A1, though it is possible to interchange the barrels between versions; an MD-2 using a short barrel cannot mount a bayonet, while an MD-2A1 using a long barrel may mount one. 

     Despite the quality of the MD-2, Brazilian troops never really warmed to it, and it was in active service for only about 10 years, being phased out in the early 1980s. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These weapons were extensively issued to local militia forces in the Twilight War.

     Merc 2000 Notes: These weapons were widely sold in the international arms market, particularly to those who wished to have “no questions asked.”

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MD-2 (211mm Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

3.6 kg

15, 30

$288

MD-2 (160mm Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

3.47 kg

15, 30

$267

MD-2A1 (211mm Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

3.31 kg

15, 30

$308

MD-2A1 (160mm Barrel)

9mm Parabellum

3.18 kg

15, 30

$287

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MD-2 (211mm Barrel)

5

2

Nil

4

1

2

22

MD-2 (160mm Barrel)

5

2

Nil

4

1

2

16

MD-2A1 (211mm Barrel)

5

2

Nil

3/4

1

2

22

MD-2A1 (160mm Barrel)

5

2

Nil

3/4

1

2

16

 

IMBEL SM-6

     Notes: This is an M-530 (see below) with a number of improvements and updates, as well as a caliber change to 9mm Parabellum.  Most of the physical changes are ergonomic or caused by the change in caliber, but a compensator has been added to the end of the muzzle.  The SM-6 is in use by Brazilian military and police forces.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SM-6

9mm Parabellum

3.74 kg

30

$359

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SM-6

5

2

Nil

3/5

1

2

22

 

INA MB-50/M-530

     Notes: The MB-50 is an almost direct copy of the Danish Madsen M-1946 submachinegun.  Except for slight weight and dimension differences, it is basically a true copy of the Madsen.  The M-530 is virtually the same, except for the longer magazine housing (to better serve as a front grip), and the cocking handle, which has been moved to the right side of the receiver.  These weapons are no longer in Brazilian military service, but are still used by police and paramilitary forces.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MB-50

.45 ACP

3.2 kg

30

$463

M-530

.45 ACP

3.4 kg

30

$466

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MB-50

5

2

2-Nil

3/5

2

5

25

M-530

5

2

2-Nil

3/5

2

5

25

 

MSM

     Notes: The MSM (Mini Sub Metralhadora – Mini Submachinegun) was developed by LAPA and HAGA after a request from the Brazilian government for a concealable automatic weapon.  The design was bought by ENARM shortly thereafter, who undertook the actual production.  It is reminiscent in appearance of the Ruger MP-9 in the double-grip form and the Ingram M-10 and M-11 without the double grip, and is in fact only a little larger than the Ingram.  Like any weapon of its type, recoil can be a problem, though the low rate of fire and high weight helps this. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon exists in only very small numbers – perhaps less than 30 – in the Twilight 2000 World.

     Merc 2000 Notes: This is popular on the international arms market, with military, police, government, and criminal organizations.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MSM

9mm Parabellum

2.61 kg

32

$283

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MSM

5

2

Nil

2/4

1

3

15

 

Mtr M-9M1-CEV

     Notes: This is a fairly straightforward type of submachinegun, designed primarily for ease of manufacture and low cost.  A complaint by the troops using it was how easy it was to accidentally pull the folding stock completely off the weapon, as when first pulled, it is difficult, but at a certain point suddenly becomes easy, and there is nothing to stop the stock before it can be pulled out.  By 2002, it had been long out of active Brazilian service, and not even used much by reserves.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This is one of the older weapons used by the Brazilian Army at the time of the Twilight War.   

     Merc 2000 Notes: Most of these weapons had long been sold on the international arms market by 2000.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mtr M-9M1-CEV

9mm Parabellum

3 kg

30

$314

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mtr M-9M1-CEV

5

2

Nil

2/3

1

3

24

 

Melanika Uru Model II/FAU Model I

     Notes: This is one of the standard Brazilian submachineguns.  The Melanika Company was formed specifically to manufacture this weapon in 1974, and it was adopted by the Brazilian forces in 1977.  It is a simple weapon, comprising only 33 parts, and able to be totally disassembled in 30 seconds.  The Uru is able to take a suppressor.  The FAU Model I is the same weapon, but chambered for .380 ACP ammunition; it is slightly lighter but has similar performance.  It is also far rarer, generally used only by certain police personnel.  In both cases, a stock may be added; it is removable, but not folding.

     Merc 2000 Notes: This was one of those wild best sellers in the Merc 2000 world.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Uru Model II (No Stock)

9mm Parabellum

2.58 kg

30

$242

Uru Model II (Stock)

9mm Parabellum

3.01 kg

30

$272

FAU Model I (No Stock)

.380 ACP

2.48 kg

30

$226

FAU Model I (Stock)

.380 ACP

2.91 kg

30

$256

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Uru Model II (No Stock)

5

2

Nil

2

1

3

14

Uru Model II (Stock)

5

2

Nil

4

1

2

18

FAU Model I (No Stock)

5

2

Nil

2

1

3

14

FAU Model I (Stock)

5

2

Nil

4

1

2

18