World Infantry Weapons: Brazil

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Handguns

Common Name: PP

Calibre: 9×17mm (.380 ACP)

Origin: Carl Walther GmbH, Zella-Mehlis, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (193?-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo.

 

Designation: Pistola 9mm Modelo 1973 – Pst 9 M973

Common Name: M1911A1

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1973-). 50,000+ acquired. In use with army. Replaced the S&W M937 and others.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009).

 

Common Name: Glock 17

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Glock GmbH, Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with army CT unit.

Police forces: limited service (2006-). 4,000+ acquired for USD450 each. In use with Polícia Federal (2006-, 4,000+), VIP bodyguard units, and some state police agencies.

Sources: Mirando, Roberto. "Polícia Federal compra R$5 milhões em pistolas sem licitação e paga empresa austríaca usando escritório em paraíso fiscal". www.defesanet.com.br (05-FEB-2006).

 

Common Name: Glock 19

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Glock GmbH, Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.

Use: Police forces: limited service (2006-). 1,000+ acquired for USD450 each. In use with Polícia Federal (2006-, 1,000+) and Guarda Cívil Municipal de Leme (2010-)

Sources: Mirando, Roberto. "Polícia Federal compra R$5 milhões em pistolas sem licitação e paga empresa austríaca usando escritório em paraíso fiscal". www.defesanet.com.br (05-FEB-2006).

 

Common Name: Glock 26

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Glock GmbH, Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.

Use: Police forces: limited service (200?-). In use with Polícia Federal.

 

Designation: Pistola 9mm Modelo 1975 – Pst 9 M975

Common Name: Mod 92 (PT92)

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Indústria e Comércio Beretta SA, São Paulo, Brazil; Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1975-). 40,000+ acquired. In use with army, navy, air force, and naval infantry. Replaced the S&W M937 and others.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Common Name: Modelo 274

Calibre: 9×29mmR (.38 Special)

Origin: Amadeo Rossi SA, São Leopoldo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: limited service.

Police forces: general service.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: Modelo 951

Calibre: 9×29mmR (.38 Special)

Origin: Amadeo Rossi SA, São Leopoldo.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. 

Police forces: general service.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: Model 10 Military & Police

Calibre: 9×29mmR (.38 Special)

Origin: Smith & Wesson, Springfield, USA.

Use: Police forces: limited service.

 

Common Name: Modelo 80

Calibre: 9×29mmR (.38 Special)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: general service.  

Police forces: general service.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: PT24/7 DS

Calibre: 10×22mm (.40 S&W)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (200?-). In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo and Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo.

 

Common Name: PT100

Calibre: 10×22mm (.40 S&W)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (199?-). 19,000+ acquired. In use with Polícia Rodoviária Federal (2001-), Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo, Polícia Militar do Estado de Alagoas (2012-, 2,000), Polícia Militar do Estado de Maranhão (2012-, 4,000), Polícia Militar do Estado do Piauí (2012-, 2,000), Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (2012-, 5,000), Polícia Militar do Estado de Rondônia (2012-, 3,000), Polícia Militar do Estado de Roraima (2012-, 1,000), Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo, and Instituto de Administração Penitenciária do Estado do Acre (2012-, 2,000).

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008).

 

Common Name: PT640

Calibre: 10×22mm (.40 S&W)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (200?-). In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo and Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo.

 

Common Name: PT940

Calibre: 10×22mm (.40 S&W)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (199?-). In use with Polícia Rodoviária Federal (2001-) and some state police units such as the Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo, Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo, and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro.

 

Designation: Pistola .45 Modelo 1911A1 – Pst 45 M1911A1

Common Name: M1911A1

Calibre: 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP)

Origin: Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, USA; Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1940-). Some still in use with second-line army units. Replaced the DWM-Luger M906.

Police forces: limited service.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Designation: Pistola .45 Modelo 1968 – Pst 45 M968

Common Name: .45 Commander

Calibre: 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP)

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1968-). 200+ acquired.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Common Name: Glock 21

Calibre: 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP)

Origin: Glock GmbH, Deutsch-Wagram, Austria

Use: Armed forces: special service (199?-). In use with BFEsp.

 

Submachine Guns and Personal Defence Weapons

Common Name: P90

Calibre: 5.7×28mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Police forces: special service (200?-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008).

 

Designation: Pistolas Automaticas e Semi-Automaticas Mauser (PASAM)

Common Name: C96 M1932 Schnellfeuer-Pistole

Calibre: 7.63×25mm

Origin: Mauser Waffenwerke, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (193?-). 485 acquired. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro. OBSOLETE.

Details: Detachable stock. 190 have a foregrip.

 

Common Name: SAF

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Fábricas y Maestranzas del Ejército (FAMAE), Santiago, Chile.

Use: Police service: special service (199?-). In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Parana TIGRE.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (2013).

 

Common Name: MP5A2

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal and some state police units.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Common Name: MP5A3

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal, some state police units, and Brasilia police.

Details: Retractable stock.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: MP5A5

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal COT, Polícia Federal GPI, GAFE, Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE and Polícia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais GATE and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio Grande do Sul GATE.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. Retractable stock.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Press photos (2007-2014).

 

Common Name: MP5K

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with GAFE, Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE, and some state civil police.

Details: No stock.

 

Common Name: MP5KA4

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp, BtlOpEspFuzNav, and Comandos Anfibios.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais GATE and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio Grande do Sul GATE.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. No stock.

Sources: Valpolini, Paolo. "Brasiliens 1. Special Forces Bataillon". Barett (1/1999); Carmo, Antonio. "Le bataillon des opérations spéciales de la marine brésillienne". Raids. No.179 (4/2001): Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014); Press photos (2014).

 

Common Name: MP5SD3

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal, ??? GAFE, and some state police units.

Details: Retractable stock. Sound suppressor.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Common Name: MP5SD5

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. Sound suppressor.

Sources: Press photos (200?).

 

Common Name: MP5SD6

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp, BtlOpEspFuzNav, and Comandos Anfibios.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal COT and Polícia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais GATE and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio Grande do Sul GATE.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. Retractable stock. Sound suppressor.

Sources: Katz, Samuel. Top Counter-Terrorist Units (Concord, 2001); Carmo, Antonio. "Le bataillon des opérations spéciales de la marine brésillienne". Raids. No.179 (4/2001); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014); Press photos (200?-2014).

 

Common Name: VP70

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Details: Fires semiautomatic and 3-round bursts. Detachable stock.

 

Common Name: Micro-Uzi

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Details: Folding stock.

 

Common Name: Mini-Uzi

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with GRUMEC and BtlOpEspFuzNav.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014); Press photos (2007-2010).

 

Common Name: Uzi

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Details: Folding stock.

 

Common Name: Ingram M10

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Military Armament Corp (MAC), Powder Springs, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service (197?-). In use with GRUMEC.

Details: Retractable stock.

Sources: Press photos (200?).

 

Designation: Sub Metralhadora 9mm Modelo 1972 – Mtr 9 M972

Common Name: Mod 12 (MT12)

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Indústria e Comércio Beretta SA, São Paulo, Brazil; Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1972-). 4,000+ acquired. In use with army, navy, air force, and naval infantry.

Police forces: general service. In use with state police forces.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994); www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Designation: Sub Metralhadora 9mm Modelo 1977 – Mtr 9 M977

Common Name: Uru

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Mekanika Indústria e Comércio Ltda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Use: Police forces: special service (1977-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Bahia and Polícia Militar do Estado de Mato Grosso.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: MPK

Calibre: 9×19mm

Origin: Carl Walther GmbH, Ulm, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: CT40

Calibre: 10×21mm (.40 S&W)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (200?-). In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo, Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná (2003-), Polícia Militar do Estado de Santa Catarina BOPE, and Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo.

Details: Semiautomatic only.

Sources: Press photos (2010).

 

Common Name: SAF (MT40)

Calibre: 10×21mm (.40 S&W)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (200?-). In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Acre, Polícia Civil do Estado de Ceará, Polícia Civil do Estado de Distrito Federal, Polícia Civil do Estado de Minas Gerais, Polícia Civil do Estado de Paraná (2003-), Polícia Civil do Estado de Pernambuco, and Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio Grande do Sul, Polícia Civil do Estado de Roraima, Polícia Militar do Estado de Amapá, Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná (2003-), Polícia Militar do Estado de Pernambuco, and Polícia Militar do Estado de Santa Catarina BOPE.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (2010).

 

Designation: Sub Metralhadora .45 Modelo 1953 – Mtr 45 M953

Common Name: Madsen M/50 (MB50)

Calibre: 11.43×23mm (.45 ACP)

Origin: Indústria Nacional de Armas (INA), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1953-). In use with army and navy.

Police forces: limited service. In use with some state civil and military police.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Rifles

Common Name: AR-15A1 R0613 (M16A1)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal and some Polícia Civil units.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Common Name: AR-15A2 R0705 (M16A2)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1997-). In use with naval infantry and GRUMEC.

Police forces: special service (198?-). In use with presidential guard and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro.

Details: Fires semiautomatic and 3-round bursts.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Common Name: CAR-15A1 R0653 (M16A1 Carbine)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal and some Polícia Civil units.

Details: Carbine with 406mm barrel. Retractable stock.

 

Common Name: CAR-15A2 R0727 (M16A2 Carbine)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service (199?-). In use with BFEsp, BtlOpEspFuzNav, and Comandos Anfibios.

Police forces: limited service (199?-). In use with Polícia Civil de Brasilia, Polícia Civil do Estado de Goias, and Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro (2000-).

Details: Carbine with 368mm barrel. Retractable stock.

Sources: Press photos (2007-2013).

 

Common Name: CAR-15A2 R0733 (M16A2 Commando)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service (199?-). In use with BFEsp, Comandos Anfibios, and GRUMEC.

Details: Carbine with 290mm barrel. Retractable stock.

Sources: Carmo, Antonio. "Le bataillon des opérations spéciales de la marine brésillienne". Raids. No.179 (4/2001).

 

Common Name: CAR-15A2 R0735B (M16A2 Commando)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). 1,400+ acquired. In use with Polícia Federal, Polícia Civil do Estado de Paraná TIGRE, Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro CORE, Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná BOPE (1997-), Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and other state polices forces.

Details: Carbine with 290mm barrel. Fires semiautomatic or 3-round bursts. Retractable stock.

Sources: Bartocci, Christopher. Black Rifle II (Collector Grade, 2004); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Press photos (2007-2014).

 

Common Name: CAR-15A3 R0977 (M4A1)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service (199?-). In use with BFEsp and BtlOpEspFuzNav.

Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with Polícia Federal COT, Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná BOPE (2005-), and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Carbine with 368mm barrel. Retractable stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight rail.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014); Press photos (2007-2011).

 

Designation: Fuzil 5.56mm Modelo 1997 – Fz 5.56 M997

Common Name: MD2

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1997-). 3,800+ acquired. In use with airborne and airmobile army units. Replaced the IMBEL-FN M969A1.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (200?).

 

Common Name: MD2A1

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (199?-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais GATE (199?-) and Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná BOPE (1997-).

Details: Semiautomatic fire only. Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (2007-2014).

 

Common Name: MD97LC

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (199?-). In use with Polícia Civil do Distrito Federal DOE, Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, and Polícia Militar do Estado de Santa Catarina BOPE.

Details: Carbine with 330mm barrel. Semiautomatic fire only. Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (2009-2011).

 

Common Name: IA2

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2012-). 20,000+ acquired. In use with army.

Police forces: limited service (2012-). 500+ acquired. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo.

Details: Folding stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails.

Sources: Castro, Vinicius. "Exército adquire 20.000 fuzis de assalto 5,56MM IA2 IMBEL". www.defesaaereanaval.com.br (21-DEC-2013).

 

Common Name: IA2

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (2012-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Espírito Santo.

Details: Carbine with 370mm barrel. Folding stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails.

 

Common Name: G36C

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service (200?-). In use with BFEsp.

Police forces: special service (200?-). 9+ acquired. In use with Polícia Federal COT and Polícia Federal GPI.

Details: Carbine with 228mm barrel. Folding stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight rail.

Sources: Press photos (2007-2014).

 

Common Name: G36K

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (200?-). In use with Polícia Federal COT and Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo.

Details: Carbine with 320mm barrel. Folding stock. Integral Hensoldt 3× scope and collimating sight.

Sources: Press photos (200?-2013).

 

Common Name: G41

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008)

 

Designation: Fuzil 5.56mm Modelo 1971 – Fz 5.56 M971

Common Name: HK33A2

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1971-). 15,000 acquired (including HK33A1). In use with Infantaria de Guarda da FAB. OBSOLESCENT. Replaced the Winchester M1 carbine.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Stevens, Blake. Full Circle (Collector Grade, 2006); Press photos (200?).

 

Designation: Fuzil 5.56mm Modelo 1971A1 – Fz 5.56 M971A1

Common Name: HK33A3

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1971-). 15,000 acquired (including HK33). In use with Infantaria de Guarda da FAB. OBSOLESCENT. Replaced the Winchester M1 carbine.

Details: Retractable stock.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Press photos (200?).

 

Common Name: HK33A2

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

 

Common Name: HK33A4

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal COT?

 

Common Name: HK53A5

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Details: Carbine with 211mm barrel. Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. Retractable stock.

 

Common Name: HK416D10RS

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (2012-). In use with Polícia Federal COT.

Details: Carbine with 264mm barrel. Retractable stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails.

Sources: Press photos (2013).

 

Common Name: SL8

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo.

Details: MIL-STD-1913 sight rail.

 

Common Name: FA03

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Laboratorio de Pesquisa de Armamento Automatico (LAPA), ???, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: special service.

 

Common Name: FA MAS F1 Commando

Origin: Manufacture d’Armes de St Étienne (MAS), St Étienne, France.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Details: Carbine with 405mm barrel. Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic.

 

Common Name: K23B Stubby

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Olympic Arms Inc, Olympia, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal GPI.

Details: Carbine with 165mm barrel. Retractable stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight rail.

Sources: Press photos (2014).

 

Common Name: UM-1 Ultramatch

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Olympic Arms Inc, Olympia, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: MIL-STD-1913 sight rail.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008).

 

Designation: Fuzil 5.56mm Modelo 199? – Fz 5.56 M99?

Common Name: SG550

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft (SIG), Neuhausen, Switzerland.

Use: Armed forces: special service (1994-). In use with Infantaria de Guarda da FAB. Replaced the H&K Fz 5.56 M971 and H&K Fz 5.56 M971A1.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. Folding stock.

Sources: Dreyfus, Pablo/Marsh, Nicolas. Tracking the Guns (NISAT, 2006); Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012); Press photos (200?-2010).

 

Designation: Fuzil 5.56mm Modelo 199?A1 – Fz 5.56 M99?A1

Common Name: SG551

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft (SIG), Neuhausen, Switzerland.

Use: Armed forces: special service (1994-). In use with Infantaria de Guarda da FAB. Replaced the H&K Fz 5.56 M971 and H&K Fz 5.56 M971A1.

Details: Carbine with 363mm barrel. Fires semiautomatic, 3-round bursts, and full-automatic. Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (200?-2014).

 

Common Name: AUG A1

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Steyr Mannlicher GmbH, Kleinraming, Austria.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with FOPE.

Details: 1.5× sight.

 

Common Name: Mini-14

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Sturm, Ruger & Co, Southport, USA.

Use: Police forces: limited service. In use with state police agencies.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: KMini-14F

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Sturm, Ruger & Co, Southport, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro.

Details: Folding stock

Sources: Press photos (2007).

 

Common Name: Magal

Calibre: 7.62×33mm (.30 M1)

Origin: Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ramat Ha Sharon, Israel.

Use: Police forces: limited service (199?-). 2,000+ acquired. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Pará (1,500) and Polícia Civil do Estado de Maranhão (500).

 

Common Name: CT30

Calibre: 7.62×33mm (.30 M1)

Origin: Forjas Taurus SA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (200?-).

Details: Semiautomatic only. Folding stock.

Sources: Press photos (2010).

 

Common Name: M1

Calibre: 7.62×33mm (.30 M1)

Origin: Winchester Repeating Firearms, New Haven, USA.

Use: Armed forces: out of service. In use with Infantaria de Guarda da FAB. OBSOLETE.

Police forces: limited service. OBSOLESCENT.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976).

 

Common Name: M2

Calibre: 7.62×33mm (.30 M1)

Origin: Winchester Repeating Firearms, New Haven, USA.

Use: Police forces: limited service. OBSOLESCENT.

 

Common Name: AK

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: Izhevskiy Mashinostroitelniy Zavod (Izhmash), Izhevsk, Russia?

Use: Police forces: limited service. In use with some state police agencies.

Sources: Press photos (2007).

 

Common Name: AKS

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: Izhevskiy Mashinostroitelniy Zavod (Izhmash), Izhevsk, Russia?

Use: Police forces: limited service. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro.

Details: Folding stock

 

Common Name: AKM

Calibre: 7.62×39mm

Origin: Izhevskiy Mashinostroitelniy Zavod (Izhmash), Izhevsk, Russia?

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use with Caatinga infantry.

Sources: Press photos.

 

Common Name: R93

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH, Isny, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (200?-). In use with Polícia Federal COT.

Details: ??× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Press photos (2013).

 

Designation: Fuzil 7.62mm Modelo 1964 – Fz 7.62 M964

Common Name: FAL-50-00

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1964-). 120,000+ acquired (including M969A1). In use with army and naval infantry. Replaced the FN Fz 30 M949 and IMBEL-Mauser Fz 30 M954.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro CORE, Polícia Militar do Estado de Espirito Santo, and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994); www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014); Press photos (2007-2013).

 

Designation: Fuzil 7.62mm Modelo 1969A1 – Fz 7.62 M969A1

Common Name: FAL-Para-50-63

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1969-). 120,000+ acquired (including M964). In use with army and naval infantry.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Parana TIGRE, Polícia Militar do Estado de Espirito Santo, and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro.

Details: Folding stock

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012); Press photos (2009-2013).

 

Common Name: FR-30-11

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA, Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Police forces: special service.

Details: Kaps 4× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: G3A3

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Sources: Press photos (200?-2013).

 

Common Name: G3A4

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service.

Details: Retractable stock

Sources: Press photos (2010).

 

Common Name: G3SG1

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Zeiss 1.5-6× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Press photos (2007-2010).

 

Common Name: HK417D165RS

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (2012-). In use with Polícia Federal, including NEPOM.

Details: Retractable stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails.

Sources: Press photos (2014).

 

Common Name: HK417S20RS

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service (2012-). 200+ acquired. In use with Polícia Federal, including CAOP, COT, GPI, and NEPOM.

Details: Retractable stock. MIL-STD-1913 sight and accessory rails.

Sources: Beraldi, Alexandre. "PF 200 novos fuzis de assalto HK 417 são distribuídos". www.defesanet.com.br (26-JUL-2012); Press photos (2013-2014).

 

Common Name: MSG90

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal COT and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Hensoldt 10× scope.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Press photos (2013).

 

Common Name: PSG1

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp and Infantaria de Guarda da FAB.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Minas Gerais GATE and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio Grande do Sul GATE.

Details: Hensoldt 6× scope.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994); Valpolini, Paolo. "Brasiliens 1. Special Forces Bataillon". Barett (1/1999); Katz, Samuel. Top Counter-Terrorist Units (Concord, 2001); Press photos (200?-2014).

 

Designation: Mosquetão 7.62mm Modelo 1978 – Mq 7.62 M978

Common Name: Mauser Modell 1908

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf, Germany; Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (1978-). OBSOLETE.

Police forces: limited service (198?-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná (1986-) and others. OBSOLESCENT.

Details: Some have G3-type drum rear sight.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: Model 85

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Parker-Hale Ltd, Birminham, England.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use with BtlOpEspFuzNav.

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Common Name: Ultima Ratio

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: PGM Précision SARL, Les Chavannes, France.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use with BtlOpEspFuzNav.

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Common Name: Rangemaster 7.62 STBY

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Rangemaster Precision Arms Ltd, Tonbridge, England.

Use: Armed forces: special service.

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Press photos (2011).

 

Common Name: Model 700 Police Sharpshooter

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Remington Arms Co Inc, Madison, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with COE.

Details: ???× scope.

 

Common Name: Model 700 (M24)

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Remington Arms Co Inc, Madison, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Leupold 10× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008).

 

Common Name: SSG3000

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: SIG-Sauer GmbH, Eckernförde, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with naval infantry.

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Press photos (200?).

 

Designation: Fuzil .30 Modelo 1949 – Fz 30 M949

Common Name: SAFN-49

Calibre: 7.62×63mm (.30-06)

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: reserve service (1949-). In use with second-line naval infantry and navy units. OBSOLETE.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Designation: Fuzil .30 Modelo 1954 – Fz 30 M954

Common Name: Walther K43

Calibre: 7.62×63mm (.30-06)

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: out of service (1954-????). OBSOLETE.

 

Common Name: Mini-Hécate

Calibre: 8.6×70mm (.338 Lapua Magnum)

Origin: PGM Précision SARL, Les Chavannes, France.

Use: Armed forces: special service.  

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Press photos (2011).

 

Common Name: Winchester Model 1892 (Modelo 92 Puma)

Calibre: 9×29mmR (.38 Special)

Origin: Amadeo Rossi SA, São Leopoldo, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: general service (19??-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná (1980-) and others.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: Model 82A3

Calibre: 12.7×99mm  (.50 Browning)

Origin: Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc, Murfreesboro, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Details: ???× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Press photos (2007).

 

Common Name: Hécate II

Calibre: 12.7×99mm  (.50 Browning)

Origin: PGM Précision SARL, La Chambre, France.

Use: Armed forces: special service (201?-). In use with BtlOpEspFuzNav.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Federal.

Details: 16× scope. Bipod.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Shotguns

Common Name: M3 Super 90

Calibre: 18.5×76mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Benelli Armi SpA, Urbino, Italy.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

 

Common Name: Espingarda de Combate Modelo BSA-5T-84

Calibre: 18.5×70mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: E.R. Amantino & Cia (Boito), Veranópolis, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: general service.

 

Common Name: Espingarda de Combate Modelo 586P

Calibre: 18.5×70mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC), Ribeirão Pires, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: general service.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Common Name: Espingarda de Combate Modelo 586.2

Calibre: 18.5×70mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC), Ribeirão Pires, Brazil.

Use: Police forces: limited service (199?). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Paraná (1993-) and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro (199?-).

Details: Cruiser configuration with pistol grip and foregrip.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008).

 

Common Name: SPAS 15

Calibre: 18.5×70mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Luigi Franchi SpA, Fornaci, Italy.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Folding stock.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Press photos (200?).

 

Common Name: Model 500ATP8

Calibre: 18.5×70mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Mossberg & Sons Inc, North Haven, USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use with naval infantry.

Sources: www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007).

 

Common Name: Model 590

Calibre: 18.5×70mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Mossberg & Sons Inc, North Haven, USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use with BtlOpEspFuzNav.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Common Name: Model 500SPS6 Cruiser

Calibre: 18.5×76mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Mossberg & Sons Inc, North Haven, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Police forces: special service. In use with TIGRE.

 

Common Name: Model 870 MK1

Calibre: 18.5×76mmR (12-gauge)

Origin: Remington Arms Co Inc, Madison, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Police forces: special service.

Sources: Katz, Samuel. Top Counter-Terrorist Units (Concord, 2001).

 

Common Name: Model 1200

Calibre: 18.5×76mmR (12-gauge)

Origin:

Use: Police forces: limited service. In use with Rio de Janeiro police.

Sources: Olive, Ronaldo. "The Brazilian Police Forces". Special Weapons for Military and Police (1994).

 

Machine Guns

Common Name: HBAR-15A2 R0750 (M16A2 LMG)

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Police forces: special service (199?-). In use with Polícia Federal.

Details: Bipod. 100-round C-Mag drum magazine.

Sources: Jones, Richard. Jane’s Infantry Weapons 2008-09 (Jane’s, 2008).

 

Common Name: MINIMI MK2

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (199?-). In use with army (2014-) and naval infantry (199?-). Replaced the FN FALO-50-41.

Police forces: special service (2006-). 6+ acquired. In use with Polícia Federal GPI, Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro CORE, and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Bipod.

Sources: www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Tappin Coelho, Janet. "Brazil Adopts Minimi Machine Gun across Land Forces". Jane's Defence Weekly (03-NOV-2013); Press photos (200?-2014).

 

Common Name: MINIMI-Para MK2

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp, BtlOpEspFuzNav, and Comandos Anfibios.

Details: 347mm barrel. Retractable stock. Bipod.

Sources: Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014); Press photos (2007-2014).

 

Common Name: MG4

Calibre: 5.56×45mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: limited service (200?-). In use with Polícia Federal.

Details: Folding stock. Bipod. MIL-STD-1913 sight rail.

 

Designation: Metralhadora 7mm Modelo 1906 – Mtr 7 M906

Common Name: Madsen M/06

Calibre: 7×57mm

Origin: Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat A/S (DRRS), København, Denmark.

Use: Armed forces: out of service (1906-1996). OBSOLETE.

Police forces: special service (1996-). In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo, and Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro. OBSOLESCENT.

Details: Bipod (some with bipod removed).

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Press photos (2007-2010).

 

Designation: Metralhadora 7mm Modelo 1922 – Mtr 7 M922

Common Name: Hotckkiss M/22

Calibre: 7×57mm

Origin: Société de la Fabrication des Armes à Feu Portative Hotchkiss et Cie, Saint Denis, France.

Use: Police forces: special service (19??-).

Details: Bipod.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Press photos (2005).

 

Designation: Fuzil 7.62mm Modelo 1969 – Fz 7.62 M969 FAP

Common Name: FALO-50-41

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fábrica de Itajubá, Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1969-). In use as sniper rifle with the army (fitted with a scope). In use as light automatic weapon with the naval infantry. OBSOLESCENT.

Details: Bipod. 

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Press photos (2010).

 

Designation: Metralhadora 7.62mm Modelo 1971 – Mtr 7.62 M971

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie T5

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA, Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1971-). 8,000+ acquired. In use with army, air force, navy, and naval infantry. Replaced the Hotchkiss M925.

Details: Bipod. Non-disintegrating belt.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014); Press photos (200?).

 

Designation: Metralhadora 7.62mm Modelo 1971 – Mtr 7.62 M971

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie T9

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA, Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1971-). In use with army, air force, navy, and naval infantry.

Details: Bipod. Non-disintegrating belt.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Designation: Metralhadora 7.62mm Modelo 1971 – Mtr 7.62 M971

Common Name: MAG-60-20 Infanterie T12

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA, Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1971-). In use with army, air force, navy, and naval infantry.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Civil do Estado de Parana TIGRE.

Details: Bipod.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Press photos (200?-2013).

 

Common Name: MAG-60-30 Aviation

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use on TMP gun pod. 

Details: No bipod and stock.

 

Common Name: MAG-60-40 Coaxial

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. 112+ acquired. In use as coaxial gun on M41C Caxias light tank and EE-9 Cascavel armoured car.

Details: No bipod and stock.

 

Common Name: MAG-60-40 Coaxial BELU M3

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1997-). 128+ acquired. In use as coaxial gun on Leopardo 1A1BZ main battle tank.

Details: No bipod and stock.

 

Common Name: MAG-60-40 Coaxial T3 (M240)

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1996-). In use as coaxial gun on M60A3 main battle tank.

Details: No bipod and stock.

 

Common Name: HK21A1

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: Bipod.

Sources: Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Press photos (2010).

 

Common Name: HK21E

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Heckler & Koch GmbH, Oberndorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: special service. In use with BFEsp.

Details: Fires semiautomatic, 3-round burst, and full automatic. Bipod.

Sources: Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012).

 

Common Name: MG3A1

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Rheinmetall GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2007-). 500+ acquired; 500 in 2010. In use as coaxial and flexible gun on Leopard 1A5BR main battle tank.

Details: Bipod.

Sources: United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (2011).

 

Common Name: MG42/59 (MG 74)

Calibre: 7.62×51mm

Origin: Steyr-Daimler-Puch, Kleinraming, Austria.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. 17+ acquired. In use with naval infantry as coaxial gun on SK 105A2 light tank.

Details: No bipod and stock.

 

Designation: Metralhadora .30 Modelo 1946 – Mtr .30 M946

Common Name: Madsen M/46

Calibre: 7.62×63mm (.30-06)

Origin: Dansk Industri Syndikat A/S (DISA), København, Denmark (rechambered by Fábrica de Itajubá, (IMBEL), São Paulo, Brazil).

Use: Police forces: limited service (1946-). Still in use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro and Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo. OBSOLESCENT.

Details: Bipod. 

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); Press photos (2008-2009).

 

Common Name: Browning M1919A4

Calibre: 7.62×63mm (.30-06)

Origin: USA. 

Use: Armed forces: limited service.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Common Name: M85

Calibre: 12.7×99mm (.50 Browning)

Origin: General Electric Corp, Burlington, USA.

Use: Armed forces: general service (1996-). 105+ acquired. In use on M60A3 main battle tank and AAV7A1 armoured personnel carrier.

 

Common Name: Browning M2HB

Calibre: 12.7×99mm (.50 Browning)

Origin: Saco Defense, Saco, USA; and others.

Use: Armed forces: general service (195?-). 712+ acquired. In use on tripod and as flexible gun on M41C Caxias light tank and M113B armoured personnel carrier.

Sources: Huon, Jean. Un siècle d’armement mondial (Crépin-Leblond, 1976); Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Common Name: Browning M3

Calibre: 12.7×99mm (.50 Browning)

Origin: USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. 100+ acquired.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988).

 

Common Name: Browning M3P

Calibre: 12.7×99mm (.50 Browning)

Origin: Fabrique Nationale SA (FN), Herstal, Belgium.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2003-). 198+ acquired. In use as fixed gun on EMB 314 Super Tucano COIN aircraft.

 

Hand Grenades

Common Name: M3

Origin: Companhia de Explosivos Valparaiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: general service.

Details: Offensive grenade with optional fragmentation sleeve for use as defensive grenade.

 

Common Name: M4

Origin: Companhia de Explosivos Valparaiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Use: Armed forces: general service.

Details: Defensive grenade.

 

Common Name: M67 (K400)

Origin: Korea CNO Tech, Mungyeong-Si, South Korea.

Use: Armed forces: general service?

Details: Defensive grenade.

 

Grenade Launchers

Common Name: GP-25

Calibre: 40mm

Origin:

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use with Caatinga infantry

Details: Mounted under AKM.

Sources: Press photos (200?).

 

Designation: Lança Granada 40mm M79

Common Name: M79

Calibre: 40×46mmSR

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (197?-). 148+ acquired. In use with BFEsp.

Police forces: special service. In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Sources: Ezell, Eward. Small Arms Today (Stackpole, 1988); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009).

 

Common Name: M203

Calibre: 40×46mmSR

Origin: Colt Firearms Co, Hartford, USA.

Use: Armed forces: special service. 200+ acquired.

Details: Mounted under Colt CAR-15A2 R7??, Colt M4, and Colt M16A2.

Sources: www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); Press photos (2007).

 

Designation: Lança Granada 40mm MGL-6

Common Name: MGL MK1L

Calibre: 40×46mmSR

Origin: Milkor Ltd, Lynn East, South Africa.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (200?-).

Police forces: special service (200?-). In use with Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janeiro BOPE.

Details: 6-round revolving drum. Folding stock. Trijicon Armson OEG collimating sight.

Sources: Montes, Julio. "The South African Connection: The MGL in the Americas". Small Arms Review, Volume 11 (MAY-2008); Lasterra, Juan Pablo. "La police militaire brésillienne en état de guerre". Police Pro. No.11 (9/2008); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009).

 

Common Name: M203PI

Calibre: 40×46mmSR

Origin: RM Equipment, Miami, USA.

Use:

Details: Mounted under IMBEL MD97?

Sources: Press photos (200?).

 

Common Name: LAG-40SB M-1

Calibre: 40×53mmSR

Origin: Empresa Nacional Santa Bárbara, Oviedo, Spain.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (200?-). In use as flexible gun on Piranha IIIC amoured personnel carrier.

Details: Tripod.

Sources: Press photos (2009).

 

Common Name: MK 19 MOD 3

Calibre: 40×53mmSR

Origin: Saco Defense, Saco, USA.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. 16+ acquired. In use with naval infantry as coaxial gun on AAV7A1 armoured personnel carrier.

 

Light Mortars

Designation: Morteiro Leve 60mm Modelo 1949 ??? – ??? 60 M949 AGR

Common Name: M2

Calibre: 60mm

Origin:

Use: Armed forces: general service (1949-).

Sources: www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009).

 

Designation: Morteiro Leve 60mm Comando V

Common Name: MO 60 CV

Calibre: 60mm

Origin: Hotchkiss-Brandt Armement SA, Meudon-La-Forêt, France.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use with BtlOpEspFuzNav.

Sources: www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Designation: Morteiro Leve 60mm

Common Name: MO 60 L

Calibre: 60mm

Origin: Hotchkiss-Brandt Armement SA, Meudon-La-Forêt, France.

Use: Armed forces: general service. In use with army and naval infantry.

Sources: www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Light Antitank Weapons

Designation: Lança-rojão 84mm AT4

Common Name: AT4

Calibre: 84mm

Origin: Bofors AB, Karlskoga, Sweden.

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-). 540+ acquired. In use with army and naval infantry.

Details: Disposable.

Sources: www.mar.mil.br (retrieved 2007); Keymer, Eleanor. Jane’s World Armies 2008-2009 (Jane’s, 2008); www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Olive, Ronaldo. "Brazil’s Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 6 (27-JAN-2014).

 

Designation: Can AC SR 84mm M3 Carl Gustaf

Common Name: M3 Carl Gustaf

Calibre: 84×250mmR

Origin: Bofors AB, Karlskoga, Sweden.

Use: Armed forces: general service (199?-). In use with army.

Details: Recoilless rifle. 2× scope.

Sources: www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009); Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012); Press photos (200?).

 

Common Name: C-90-C

Calibre: 90mm

Origin: Instalaza S/A, Zaragoza, Spain.

Use: Armed forces: limited service?

Details: Disposable.

 

Common Name: A-100 Alcotán

Calibre: 100mm

Origin: Instalaza S/A, Zaragoza, Spain.

Use: Armed forces: limited service?

Details: Disposable.

Sources: Montes, Julio. "Elites of the Exercito Brasiliero". Small Arms Defense Journal, Volume 3 (10-JAN-2012).

 

Cannon

Common Name: GSh-23V

Calibre: 23×115mm

Origin: Zavod imeni V.A. Degytarev (ZiD), Kovrov, Russia.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2010-). 12+ acquired. In use as turret gun on AH-2 Sabre (Mi-35M) helicopter gunship.

Details: Twin-barreled.

Sources: Press photos (2010).

 

Common Name: Bushmaster II

Calibre: 30×173mm

Origin:

Use: Armed forces: limited service (2012-). In use as turret gun on VBTP-MR Guaraní armoured personnel carrier.

Details: Externally powered. Twin feed.

 

Designation: Can Gem 35mm Au AAe Oerlikon

Common Name: KDB

Calibre: 35×228mm

Origin: Oerlikon Italiana SpA, Milano, Italy.

Use: Armed forces: limited service. In use on army twin AA mount.

Sources: www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009).

 

Designation: Can 40 mm M985 AAe Au Bofors

Common Name: Bofors L70

Calibre: 40×364mmR

Origin: Bofors AB, Karlskoga, Sweden.

Use: Armed forces: limited service (1985-). In use on army twin AA mount.

Sources: www.exercito.gov.br (retrieved 05-SEP-2009).