HIGHLIGHT ON

Friday, May 25, 2018
Subscription Centre
Receive our free e-newsletter.
Click here for more information

Fact file: Denel Z88 pistol

The Z88 is a copy of the Italian Beretta 92F and is the standard service pistol of the South African military. It was also formerly the standard service pistol of the South African Police Service.

 

Type:

Short recoil semi automatic with locking

Associated project names:

-

Numbers:

 

Cost:

 

Manufacturer:

Denel.

Calibre:

9x19mm Parabellum.

Mass:

0.98kg

Magazine capacity:

15 rounds.

Length:

0.217m.

Barrel length:

0.125m.

Muzzle velocity:

330-360m/s.

Rate of fire:

nn.

Effective range:

50m.

Comment:

A copy of the Italian Beretta 92F, the US Army designation of the weapon is the M9. Denel geared up for production from 1986 and made its first deliveries to the SA Police in 1988. Delivered to the military from 1989. In 2007 the SA Police Service had a requirement for its replacement.

 


....

Company News


  • BRONCO II launched for USA
    by Paramount Group, 10 May 2018

    The BRONCO II's internal Interchangeable Multi-Mission System Bay allows a single airframe to be rapidly reconfigured to perform multiple roles.

  • AHRLAC/Mwari enters production and preparing first deliveries
    by Paramount Group, 8 May 2018

    The Ahrlac and its armed variant, the Mwari, are being developed and produced at Wonderboom Airport by Ahrlac Holdings, co-owned by Paramount Group.

  • defenceWeb launches new drone portal
    by defenceWeb, 7 May 2018

    The unmanned aerial vehicle portal will focus exclusively on military and commercial unmanned aviation, regulations and technology.