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Analysis : Russian machine guns available on the modern global military market TASS 11401171


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Analysis : Russian machine guns available on the modern global military market.
Modern warfare requires reliable, effective and portable weapon systems that could provide fire support to the dismounted troops. At present, single assault rifle is no longer the weapon being able to dominate the battlefield alone; it should be supported by a batch of heavier weapons. Therefore, the troops are supposed to be armed with a wide range of fire support systems in order to accomplish combat tasks on the battlefield.
     
Analysis : Russian machine gun available on the modern global military m Pecheneg 7.62mm Pecheneg 7.62mm infantry machine gun
     
Russia`s Rosoboronexport company (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) offers the fire support weapons that meet the strictest requirements to these types of defense hardware to full extent.

Since the First World War, the machinegun has been the most popular piece of fire support materiel. Its combat effectiveness could hardly be underestimated even in the 21st century. The weapon allows effective suppressing of enemy`s dismounted troops and various systems.

Rosoboronexport offers the 7.62 mm Kalashnikov Pecheneg infantry machinegun to potential foreign customers. The belt-fed weapon is designed to engage enemy`s manpower, pieces of hardware, and aerial targets. The machinegun fires a wide range of 7.62 mm cartridges. The gas regulator enhances the weapon`s reliability and effectiveness in all types combat environment. A high level of commonality with the world-known Kalashnikov PKM machinegun ensures reliable operation of Pecheneg.

The introduction of new solutions to improve the barrel cooling results in the making of the spare barrel redundant. The machinegun also features an improved accuracy of fire. According to the specifications in the official catalogue of the Rosoboronexport company, Pecheneg has a caliber of 7.62 mm, an effective firing range of 1,500 m, a firing rate of 600-800 rounds per minute, a muzzle velocity of 825 m/s, an ammunition belt capacity of 100 or 200 rounds, dimensions of 1,200 mm x 115 mm x 213 mm, and an operating temperature range between -50 C° and +50 C°. The machinegun fires 7.62x54 mm rounds.
     
To increase the firepower of various armoured vehicles, Russia`s arms exporter offers the 7.62 mm upgraded Kalashnikov PKTM tank machinegun. PKTM 7.62mm caliber armoured and tank machine gun
     
To increase the firepower of various armoured vehicles, Russia`s arms exporter offers the 7.62 mm upgraded Kalashnikov PKTM tank machinegun. It is an automatic weapon designed to engage enemy`s manpower and weapon systems. PKTM can be installed on tanks, armoured vehicles, rotor-wing aircraft, armoured boats, and other types of military platforms.

The machinegun fires ball, armour-piercing/incendiary, tracer, and enhanced-penetration cartridges. According to the specifications, PKTM has a caliber of 7.62 mm, a maximum effective firing range of 1,500 m, a firing rate of 700-800 rounds per minute, a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s, a service life with two barrels of 25,000 shots (minimum), dimensions of 1,098 mm x 195 mm x 170 mm, and a weight of 10.5 kg. It is belt-fed from an ammunition box.
     
The arms exporter also offers the 7.62 mm Kalashnikov PKMB machine gun intended for armoured personnel carriers (APC). 7.62 mm caliber Kalashnikov PKMB machine gun
     
The Russian arms exporter also offers the 7.62 mm Kalashnikov PKMB machine gun intended for armoured personnel carriers (APC). It is designed to engage enemy`s manpower, weapon systems, and aerial targets. The machinegun is fed from a 250-round belt stored in a metal box. The weapon fires ball, armour-piercing/incendiary, tracer, and enhanced-penetration cartridges.

According to the specifications, PKMB has a caliber of 7.62 mm, a maximum effective firing range of 1,500 m, a firing rate of 600-800 rounds per minute, a maximum effective firing rate of 250 rounds per minute, a muzzle velocity of 825 m/s, an ammunition belt capacity of 250 rounds, an operating temperature range between -50 C° and +50 C°, a weight without mount of 7.5 kg, and a weight with mount of 17.1 kg.
     
The company promotes the 12.7 mm 6P50 infantry machine gun installed on the 6T7 standard ground tripod or on the 6U6 multipurpose mount. Kord 6P50 12.7mm caliber infantry machine gun
     
Russian firearms manufacturer alos promotes the 12.7 mm 6P50 infantry machine gun installed on the 6T7 standard ground tripod or on the 6U6 multipurpose mount. The weapon is intended for engaging light armoured ground targets and manpower at a distance up to 2,000 m and low-flying aerial targets at a slant distance of up to 1,500 m.

According to the specifications, the 6P50 machinegun has a caliber of 12.7 mm, an effective firing range of 2,000 m, a firing rate of 600-750 rounds per minute, a muzzle velocity of 820-860 m/s, a service life of 10,000 shots, a weight of 54 kg on the 6T7 tripod, and a weight of 92 kg on the 6U6 mount.
     
Rosoboronexport also promotes the 12.7 mm 6P49 heavy machine gun that is designed to engage enemy`s light armoured targets, weapon systems, and manpower at distances up to 1,500-2,000 m and aerial targets at slant distances up to 1,500 m. Kord 6P49 12.7mm caliber heavy machine gun
     
Rosoboronexport also promotes the 12.7 mm 6P49 heavy machine gun that is designed to engage enemy`s light armoured targets, weapon systems, and manpower at distances up to 1,500-2,000 m and aerial targets at slant distances up to 1,500 m. According to the specifications, 6P49 has a caliber of 12.7 mm, an effective firing range of 2,000 m, a firing rate of 650-750 rounds per minute, a muzzle velocity of 820-860 m/s, a service life of 10,000 shots, dimensions of 1,624 mm x 180 mm x 135 mm, and a weight of 25 kg.
     
Russian defense industry offers the 14.5 mm Vladimirov KPVT heavy tank machine gun. It can be mounted on various armoured vehicles and craft, as well as on static and mobile platforms. Vladimirov KPVT 14.5mm caliber heavy tank machine gun
     
Russian defense industry offers the 14.5 mm Vladimirov KPVT heavy tank machine gun. It can be mounted on various armoured vehicles and craft, as well as on static and mobile platforms. The heavy machinegun is design to engage light armoured targets, weapon systems, manpower, and low-flying aerial targets.

According to the specifications, KPVT has a caliber of 14.5 mm, an effective firing range of 2,000 m against ground targets and of 1,500 m against aerial targets, a cyclic firing rate of 550-600 rounds per minute, an effective firing rate of 70-80 rounds per minute, a length of 1,980 mm, and a weight of 52.2 kg.
 

 

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