Uzi Submachine Gun Patent Poster
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The Uzi submachine gun was a mainstay of covert operations all over the world for much of the latter half of the 20th Century. Designed by Israeli Defense Forces officer Captain Uziel Gal, it entered service in that country in the early 1950s. It's simplistic, open bolt design and compact size made it well suited as a personal defense weapon for vehicle crewmembers and rear echelon troops.
But it also found widespread popularity with covert operatives. MACV SOG warriors carried them in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict, and it was issued to Air America pilots everytime they flew one of their many clandestine missions during the Secret War in Laos. Israeli commandos carried them during Operation Spring of Youth, the April 1973 raid into Beirut, Lebanon which successfully targeted multiple senior leaders of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Now available is the illustration accompanying the original patent application for the Uzi submachine gun by inventor Uziel Gal. The patent application was finally awarded in June 1982 by the US patent office, decades after it first appeared on the battlefield.
These posters are 11" by 17" and printed on heavy 65-lb paper for a memorable texture and durability. All printed posters are sourced from a small, local family-owned business. Each poster is shipped in a 12" x 2" cardboard shipping tube.