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The Vz-83 is a variant of the Vz-61 Scorpion Submachine Gun. This model was produced in the early 1980s as a variant to make use of 9x18mm Makarov pistol rounds. It is very similar to the Vz-61 in that it has a foldable wire stock,an underbarrel-mounted laser sight, and fixed iron front andrear sights. However, unlike the Vz-61, this model has a twenty/thirty-round capacity straight-box magazine as opposed to the twenty-round curved boxes that its older cousin has.

In 2014, Solid Snake was given a Vz-83 in Eastern Europe by Big Mama, which he used to fend off attackers while riding as motorcycle passenger.

Behind the scenes

The first time the player can use this gun in Metal Gear Solid 4 is in Eastern Europe when Big Mamma gives it to Snake, preceding the bike chase segment of Act Three, Third Sun.

Vz.83 is the version chambered for .380 ACP ammunition; the stat block above reflects this. The version in game, however, is a misnamed Vz. 82, since it is said to be chambered for 9x18mm Makarov.


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