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Kalashnikov PKM
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caliber 7,62x54R
V0 825 m/s
weigth 8,99kg on bipods (PK), 16,48kg on tripod
Length 1173 mm
Length of barrel 658 mm
feeding belt 100, 200 or 250 rounds
rate of fire 650 rpm

PK (Pulemyot Kalashnikova) was developed in
1960's as a replacement for WW2-era SGM
machinegun and as a general-peurpose MG. PK may be
used with integral bipods or on lightweight tripod
(then named PKS - PK Stankovyj - tripod mounted
PK is a gas operated, rotating bolt, belt-fed
machinegun. Since it uses old rimmed cartridge
7.62x54R, it has special design features - when
chambering new loads, special extractor first
retrieves new cartridge from the belt when bolt
carrier moves back (spent case extracted
simulateonously) and on its way forward feeds new
cartridge into the chamber.
Barrel is quick intergangeable, with chrome lined
chamber and bore.
PKM and PKMS are slighly improved (Modified)
versions of PK and PKS, with reduced weight and
increased reliability.

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