CZ Scorpion

Silhouette (Visual identification)

CZ Scorpion
Category Submachine Guns
Operating System blow-back, selective-fire
Cartridge
Length 517 mm
Feeding detachable, double-column box magazine

The latest CZ Scorpion (also written Skorpion) EVO 3 sub-machine gun entered into production in 2009 and obtained its name from the original CZ Skorpion 1961 model. Despite its name, the EVO 3 is mechanically unrelated to the Skorpion Vz. 61. Originally, it was marketed as a Personal Defence Weapon (PDW), such as the FN P90, but its calibre and overall size classifies the EVO 3 as a sub-machine gun. Several models, changes and improvements have been introduced into the broader CZ Scorpion-family. Many machine gun models of the CZ Scorpion, which are designed to be fired by a single hand, provide single shots or automatic fire and can be fitted with a suppressor. Different CZ Scorpion variants are still produced and available for export sale.

butt extended length of the Models 61E, 82 and 83

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The CZ Scorpion is found in 27 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Afghanistan (AFG)
G
Angola (AGO)
G
Argentina (ARG)
G
Bolivia (BOL)
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Costa Rica (CRI)
G
O
G
Egypt (EGY)
G
El Salvador (SLV)
G
France (FRA)
G
Hungary (HUN)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Libya (LBY)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Malta (MLT)
G
Mozambique (MOZ)
G
Nicaragua (NIC)
G
Panama (PAN)
G
Paraguay (PRY)
G
Philippines (PHL)
G
Serbia (SRB)
G
Slovakia (SVK)
G
South Africa (ZAF)
U
Thailand (THA)
G
Turkey (TUR)
G
Uganda (UGA)
G
Vietnam (VNM)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

CZ Scorpion (6)