Military Review

Georgian 9 mm submachine gun "Iamani"

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26 May 2015 in Tbilisi hosted the already traditional exhibition of military equipment and armaments, which were created by specialists of the Scientific and Technical Center (STC) Delta, which is under the control of the Georgian Ministry of Defense. The main production base of STC "Delta" is Tbilisi aviation plant. Among other novelties at the exhibition, a promising 9-mm submachine gun, called “Iamani”, was also presented.


It is worth noting that at present the state scientific and technical center "Delta" is the main developer of light armored vehicles, small arms and artillery weapons and ammunition. In addition, aviation equipment for the armed forces and the Georgian police are produced here. The center was founded in 2010 year, including 6 major defense plants and research centers in the country, the center's staff exceeds two thousand employees. Today "Delta" is known mainly for its Didgori armored vehicles, which are widely presented in different versions. At the same time, at the same exhibition, which took place on 26 in May of the current year, the company also presented an unmanned reconnaissance-attack helicopter, so the list of products manufactured here is quite extensive.



Returning to the 9-mm Iamani submachine gun, it can be noted that it is intended primarily for arming the police and intelligence services of the country, where it can completely replace foreign submachine guns and the Soviet AKS-74U. In this case, use a submachine gun Iamani in the military units, apparently, is not planned. Most likely, the submachine gun presented in Tbilisi is designed mainly for the domestic Georgian market.

The new submachine gun of Georgian manufacture was named Iamani (Iamani is a Georgian male name, in the local epic about the hero Amirani, this name was worn by the father of the hero). In general, this small weapon It is very unusual for a country that does not have big weapons traditions. Usually such countries are engaged in copying foreign samples or releasing them in their home countries under license, or trying to make various compilations based on them. In Georgia, they hope that the submachine gun they have created can help replace weapons purchased in Germany and the Czech Republic - MP5K, MP5SD, HK UMP 45 and CZ 61 Scorpion machine guns. According to the official website of the enterprise developer, the pistol-machine gun was created primarily for special purpose units and the police.



“Iamani” refers to the machine guns of the so-called “heavy” class, such as CZ Scorpion EVO 3, MP5 or Russian “Vityaz”, according to the thematic internet resource all4shooters.com. This submachine gun is made according to the classical scheme with a free gate. Despite this, various modern materials were widely used in the construction of the Georgian submachine gun. So his receiver was made of alloy steel, and the pistol grip and butt - from high-strength polymeric materials. Externally, this submachine gun stands out for its rather large receiver, which has an angular shape, which the Georgian gunsmith designers apparently wanted to maximally simplify, eliminating as many of the complex and protruding parts. For this reason, the Iamani receiver has a characteristic “brick-like” appearance.

The advantages of the submachine gun rightly include the fact that the control was made two-way: the reloading handle of the weapon, the reflector and the ejection of the sleeves can be rearranged on both sides of the weapon, which allows firing from both the right and left shoulder. For this reason, on the receiver, the cut-out for the passage of the reloading handle and ejection sleeve is made on both sides. The shop latch key also has a two-sided performance. This makes the submachine gun convenient for both right-handers and left-handers. The fuse is located at the top of the pistol grip. It has two fixing positions: S - protection and F - fire.



The entire length of the upper part of the receiver of the submachine gun is a standard Picatinny rail MIL-STD-1913, which is designed for installation: mechanical, optical and collimator sights. Another three much shorter Picatinny trims are in the front of the receiver. They are designed to install a laser pointer, tactical flashlight, additional front handle and other tactical accessories widely represented on the modern weapons market.

At the front of the barrel of the Georgian submachine gun mounted muzzle compensator slotted type. Installing such devices on small arms can reduce tossing the barrel when fired, as well as improve the accuracy of automatic fire and reduce the time of aiming when firing single ammunition. The Iamani submachine gun is equipped with a box magazine designed for 30 cartridges. This shop is identical to the one from the German MP5 submachine gun. The weapon is equipped with a plastic butt "skeleton" type, which is folded on the right side of the receiver. In the folded position, the butt does not close access to the trigger guard, so in an extreme situation the shooter can open fire with a submachine gun, even without folding the butt.



Detailed information about the novelty of the SEC "Delta" does not yet provide, mainly for acquaintance only the main tactical and technical characteristics of the weapon are presented. The lack of detailed information indirectly testifies to the fact that this is a prototype, which is still far from being introduced into production. This is confirmed by the fact that at the exhibition in Tbilisi was presented a submachine gun, which has a serial number - 00001. At present, the future of the Georgian Iamani submachine gun seems rather vague, especially considering that in recent years Georgia has been significantly reducing its defense spending.

Performance characteristics of the Iamani submachine gun:
Caliber - 9 mm.
Used cartridge - 9x19 Luger.
Weight - 3,2 kg.
Length with the butt spread out - 570 mm, with the butt folded - 380 mm.
Weapon Width - 90 mm.
Rate of Fire - 600 shots / min.
Magazine capacity - 30 cartridges.



Information sources:
https://www.all4shooters.com/ru/strelba/pistolety/2015-novosti/NTTS-Delta-Iamani-pistolet-pulemet
http://delta.gov.ge/en/product/iamani/ (производитель)
http://www.russiadefence.net/t3254p30-georgia-ilitary-modernisation
http://www.postsovet.ru/blog/russia/569851.html
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  1. Igor39
    Igor39 25 November 2015 06: 37 New
    +5
    Ugly, the receiver is like a machine gun)))))
    1. paxil
      paxil 25 November 2015 07: 27 New
      +3
      Quote: Igor39
      Ugly, the receiver is like a machine gun)))))

      Well, whose production is that? It’s clear from the design that the hand-made guys did it, they would be good at making wine, for example, but after 08.08.08 I announced a baykot to the Georgians, since then I haven’t bought a single bottle of wine like that.
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 25 November 2015 12: 26 New
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        Quote: paxil
        Well, whose production is that? It can be seen from the design that the hand-made ones did.

        Gentlemen, let’s at least discuss politics and politics without politics and personal hostility !!!!!!
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      3. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 4 December 2015 21: 53 New
        0
        I also stopped buying everything Georgian ...
    2. vkl-47
      vkl-47 25 November 2015 08: 57 New
      +1
      I think at 80 percent this is the same mp5.
      1. Major_Vortex
        Major_Vortex 25 November 2015 09: 42 New
        +4
        Quote: vkl-47
        I think at 80 percent this is the same mp5.

        The MP5 has a semi-free shutter. And the Georgian - free. Inside, these are different submachine guns.
      2. PSih2097
        PSih2097 25 November 2015 15: 57 New
        +1
        Quote: vkl-47
        I think at 80 percent this is the same mp5.

        Quote: Mayor_Vikhr
        The MP5 has a semi-free shutter. And the Georgian - free. Inside, these are different submachine guns.

        a mix of MP5 and ultrasound ... laughing
    3. bazilio
      bazilio 25 November 2015 12: 24 New
      +2
      Quote: Igor39
      Ugly, the receiver is like a machine gun)))))

      Well, yes, yes, yes, this is the only main parameter of the weapon, beauty !!!!!!
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    5. Juborg
      Juborg 25 November 2015 15: 17 New
      11
      Guys, I am surprised you! What kind of talk, or product policy or obser? Where is the adequate assessment presented?
      Of course, it’s too early to talk about anything, given its number 00001. But what I want to note is only good ergonomics, the rest is in question. First of all, the project itself. The trunk in this business is the main element, apparently it will be a purchased item. In addition, for such a crumb, the weight of 3.2 kg is heavy. Even if you take into account the series, a milling box (and it’s just milled!) Will cost too much for a small state like Georgia (for the dull, this is the place where Georgians live). Well, and most importantly, the appropriateness of its release. For them, this software will undoubtedly be too expensive, it is clearly not a competitor for export, even for the old MP5. The application is not bad, but practically not feasible, competitors in the arms market do not tolerate, it is already divided.
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 25 November 2015 15: 45 New
        +2
        Quote: juborg
        Even if you take into account the series, a milling box (and it’s precisely milled!) Will cost too much,

        I think the milling box is only in prototypes, if it comes to the series there will be stamping
        Quote: juborg
        For them, this software will undoubtedly be too expensive, it is clearly not a competitor for export, even for the old MP5

        They can make this barrel at an "affordable" price - stamping, the use of cheaper materials and technologies (refusal to chrome the barrel, etc.). For export, this PP is better not to even try to go. For internal use only. Budget cut options available
        1. Juborg
          Juborg 25 November 2015 16: 57 New
          +5
          Respected bazilio, here the whole structure is held on a milled base and box. What is stamping, no need to explain. Plus, stamping is a big tolerance, and this is a minus in such a product, quality and accuracy. The same AK has a stamped receiver cover, while the BCC or AC milled, the price is different, but the accuracy is also different.
          While this is all fortune-telling on water, there is no machine gun, there is a certain experimental box, not bad in appearance, but it was not even known to shoot from it at all. SIMPLY TO SAY THERE IS A CONCEPT, OR LAYOUT, AND THIS IS EXPRESSLY NOT AUTOMATIC.
          Time will tell. Here the only positive thing is that the Georgians went to develop their own product, and not to remake junk from warehouses (like their friends from Ukroboronprom). That's all for now.
          1. gross kaput
            gross kaput 25 November 2015 17: 44 New
            +3
            Quote: juborg
            The same AK has a stamped receiver cover, but BCC or AC milled

            Show me the milled BCC / AC receiver cover. If you touch directly the receiver itself, then the SVD is also milled, but the BCC and SVD are sniper rifles and not PP.
            Quote: juborg
            but the accuracy is also different.

            For PP it’s absolutely on the drum - since the ranges are absolutely not sniper, and as it were, a massive blank of the shutter and only the automatic mode of accuracy do not contribute.
          2. bazilio
            bazilio 26 November 2015 10: 54 New
            0
            Quote: juborg
            SIMPLY TO SAY THERE IS A CONCEPT, OR LAYOUT, AND THIS IS EXPRESSLY NOT AUTOMATIC.
            Time will tell.

            Dear Juborg, I agree with you! We are doing fortune telling here))) But this is a fascinating process, isn't it
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      2. bazilio
        bazilio 25 November 2015 15: 45 New
        +1
        Quote: juborg
        Even if you take into account the series, a milling box (and it’s precisely milled!) Will cost too much,

        I think the milling box is only in prototypes, if it comes to the series there will be stamping
        Quote: juborg
        For them, this software will undoubtedly be too expensive, it is clearly not a competitor for export, even for the old MP5

        They can make this barrel at an "affordable" price - stamping, the use of cheaper materials and technologies (refusal to chrome the barrel, etc.). For export, this PP is better not to even try to go. For internal use only. Budget cut options available
      3. Major_Vortex
        Major_Vortex 26 November 2015 00: 26 New
        +3
        Quote: juborg
        But what I want to note is only good ergonomics.

        Ergonomics are also in question. A pistol grip with recesses under the fingers is more a minus than a plus. Because the sizes of the hands and the thickness of the fingers are different for different people, and if you make similar recesses, then you need to do them for the specific hand of a particular shooter. Otherwise, such a handle can be extremely inconvenient for holding weapons and aiming firing. And in general, holes for fingers and indentations are far from for every weapon plus. For PP, which is intended for primary use in short-range melee combat, all sorts of bumps and outgrowths on the handle can be just a disadvantage, not an advantage. The fuse is in the right place, but its convenience can only be judged after you personally experience this weapon in normal mode. The location of the fuse may be correct and the implementation unsuccessful and inconvenient.
        Judging by the photographs, the center of gravity of this PP is high, the mass of the free shutter is rather big, which is not very good for comfortable and accurate shooting, especially when shooting without focus on the butt. A pistol grip for the left hand is good, but such handles can now be mounted on a ton of modern weapons.
        It is difficult to judge from the photos about the convenience of holding this weapon when firing, and even less about the quality of the descent. But certain flaws can be seen even in the pictures. Ergonomics of the weapon is not only a fashionable design.
  2. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 25 November 2015 07: 25 New
    +3
    A kind of unit ... By design, a classic, should work fine. Yes, and in terms of
    Ergonomics, bloopers seem to be absent. And in any case, cheaper than import will cost ...
    1. luiswoo
      luiswoo 25 November 2015 09: 59 New
      0
      Come on, it's cheaper, the receiver looks milled - this, by definition, can’t be cheap. At first it seemed like plastic, but in the text it was steel.
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 25 November 2015 12: 25 New
        0
        Quote: luiswoo
        Come on, cheaper, the receiver looks milled - by definition, it can’t be cheap

        This is a pre-production sample. Surely under the series the stamping will be
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  3. inkass_98
    inkass_98 25 November 2015 07: 30 New
    +9
    There are no details, but it can be assumed from a number of details that we have the same MPNUMX in a different package - a lot of details speak for this version. It is possible that the local Kulibishvili put their hands to the structure, but the traditions of the Georgian weapons school are not that great to create an original structure from scratch.
    Quote: Igor39
    Ugly, machine gun receiver

    And as for ugliness, it’s hard to surprise with this in the weapons world, there’s even more terrible:
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 25 November 2015 12: 31 New
      0
      Quote: inkass_98
      There are no details, but it can be assumed from a number of details that we have the same MP5 in a different package

      I doubt it. 1- it is stated that this software has a free shutter, while for MP5 it is semi-free.
      They could probably "sketch" MP5, but economically it would be unprofitable to produce PP with a semi-free shutter with rollers is definitely more expensive ... Whether it’s a free shutter. Simplified forms of the receiver hint at the desire of the manufacturer to make PP at an affordable price.
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  4. sery volk
    sery volk 25 November 2015 08: 15 New
    +3
    and why did you get that the Georgian wine is good at
    1. Rus86
      Rus86 25 November 2015 08: 53 New
      0
      let's say, not everything is so good.
    2. bazilio
      bazilio 25 November 2015 12: 34 New
      +5
      Quote: sery volk
      and why did you get that the Georgian wine is good at

      let's talk about ballet, football and the influence of Kant’s work on the migration of emperor penguins !!!!! If there is nothing to say on the topic, it is better to be silent at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1
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  5. ship
    ship 25 November 2015 11: 46 New
    0
    Heavy and at the same time a magazine with 30 pistol rounds.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 25 November 2015 13: 40 New
      +1
      Quote: brod
      30 pistol cartridges.

      This is actually PP. wink
  6. homedition
    homedition 25 November 2015 11: 59 New
    +2
    They are designed to install a laser target indicator, tactical flashlight, additional front handle and other tactical accessories
    An error in the text, you need this:
    They are intended for tactical install tactical laser pointer, tactical flashlight, additional tactical front grip and other tactical accessories
  7. bazilio
    bazilio 25 November 2015 12: 49 New
    +3
    Well here, with an offtopic figured out, now directly to PP
    -Appearance is necrosis, but it does not play any role in weapons at all.
    Simple forms are cheaper production, which is good for the budget.
    - The cartridge is standard, so the main performance characteristics of this software will be at the level of many other brothers in the class
    - Automation. Since it is a question of a free shutter, and knowing which cartridge and weight of the PP itself, most likely the PP fires with the shutter open, which is easier to execute but negatively affects the accuracy of the shot.
    - Ergonomics. The article talks about the "button" of the store latch, which can be carried out on either side of the trunk of the box. Honestly, I didn’t see this button in the photo. If this button is within reach of the index finger of the hand holding the fire control stick, this will be generally excellent. It will be possible to significantly accelerate the recharge process. If you don’t reach this button with your index finger, it’s better to execute everything in the classic form - the lever between the descent bracket and the magazine.
    The cocking handle of the shutter - if the designers realized the idea like the MP5 is also very good. The essence of the idea is that when shooting, the handle remains stationary.
    It would be worth adding a regime with a cut-off of 3 shots, although the sample will turn out to be more expensive.
    That's all I wanted to say!
  8. Massik
    Massik 25 November 2015 12: 51 New
    0
    In terms of design and governing bodies, HC UMP 45 most of all recalls that an interesting flame arrester will be thrown all the gases onto the sighting line.
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 25 November 2015 16: 00 New
      0
      I am interested in another question, how does this software understand ??
      Logic suggests that it can be disassembled as MP 5 - the trigger is disconnected with the handle and the receiver shaft of the store, the butt with the back of the trunk of the box is disconnected. But as they say HZ
    2. bazilio
      bazilio 25 November 2015 16: 00 New
      0
      I am interested in another question, how does this software understand ??
      Logic suggests that it can be disassembled as MP 5 - the trigger is disconnected with the handle and the receiver shaft of the store, the butt with the back of the trunk of the box is disconnected. But as they say HZ
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 25 November 2015 17: 17 New
    0
    Something I did not understand the purpose of the slots in the upper part
    the trunk. Flame arrester? Unbalance Compensator?
    1. gross kaput
      gross kaput 25 November 2015 17: 38 New
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Flame arrester? Unbalance Compensator?

      Exactly the same as the mini-ultrasound - compensator.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 26 November 2015 10: 45 New
        0
        Right! Thank. I did not hold mini-ultrasound in my hands.
        And from the old, with a wooden butt, he even shot.
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 26 November 2015 10: 50 New
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And from the old, with a wooden butt, he even shot.

          To Hamas? Oh you villain am
        2. atalef
          atalef 26 November 2015 10: 56 New
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Right! Thank. I did not hold mini-ultrasound in my hands.
          And from the old, with a wooden butt, he even shot.

          old with a wooden butt laughing
          It was the same thing, but a mini-Uzi. mini-Galilov, and now
          Mini Tavor - at our guard, at the checkpoints.
          When we leave for the guard on the territory, in general there’s no shooting, and so, to drag and take apart - please.
  10. gross kaput
    gross kaput 25 November 2015 17: 58 New
    +2
    Shop from MP-5, the overall design is clearly with an eye on deutch - HUK at one time made UMP as a cheaper version of the MP-5, they refused the half-free shutter, the receiver was made of plastic - but they didn’t leave the TTX down too much shot with a closed shutter and trigger trigger with an interpreter. Here is clearly an attempt to make an even simpler and cheaper version - I put a box of vodka against a dead raccoon - since there is no single mode, this is a miracle of engineering that shoots from the back of a whisper. In general, for the time being this is quite ordinary software at the level of the Volkssturm weapons of WWII or gangster home-made work - for even the "wall plumber's dream" of STEN had a translator, only it was executed in the most expensive way - milling.
  11. Stoler
    Stoler 25 November 2015 21: 09 New
    0
    Sorry not shown in the parsing. And so it is convenient to use in appearance. BUT for "advertising" choose other boxes on which the product is removed, is it EXPLOSIVE?
  12. the47th
    the47th 25 November 2015 22: 39 New
    +3
    After World War II, those who had at least some industry (as well as some that didn’t have it at all) produced free-bolt submachine guns for their armies - simply, cheaply, angrily. It was commonplace, its own army is armed with its own PP. And now this is nonsense: the country has mastered the release of PP with a free shutter! But still some 70-75 years ago, schoolchildren collected submachine guns.
  13. Georgovi4
    Georgovi4 26 November 2015 09: 12 New
    0
    So-so, plagiarism of Western samples.
    1. dzeredzavkomimu
      dzeredzavkomimu 26 November 2015 09: 36 New
      0
      talking about plagiarism of weapons is just as funny as talking about plagiarism in automotive technology, the appearance seems to be different, and the principle is the same for everyone. It was the original designs in the 19th century, now there is a difference in nuances
  14. alex shnajder
    alex shnajder 6 December 2015 23: 27 New
    0
    hmm ... and if the trunk is more authentic and the store is bigger (capacity)? it might be more interesting.