The Uzi submachine gun, one of the most recognizable weapons of the postwar era came from one of the newest nation-states, was designed to be a simple, inexpensive weapon. It overcame the logistical problems of a ragtag army turning professional. It became a commercial success, exported far and wide and a legend among postwar small arms.
The Uzi was a simple project successfully completed by a nascent arms industry. It was well-designed, reliable, simple to build and had universal appeal. Though it is mostly out of service, the Uzi’s profile will be recognizable for decades to come. The history is a worthy read below: