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Kalashnikov RPK
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modlover230
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Ukraine's most powerful MG

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i prefer the RPD

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Description

caliber 7,62x39 mm
weigth 5 kg on tripod
Length 1040 mm
Length of barrel 591 mm
feeding box magazine 40 rounds, drum 75 rounds
rate of fire 600 rounds per minute

The RPK (Ruchnoi Pulemet Kalashnikova =
Kalashnikov light machinegun) was developed as a
light support weapon, and had been issued in
Soviet Army by one item per each infantry squad
(10 men). It had been officially replaced in
service by RPK-74 but in fact is still in use with
many 2nd line and non-infantry troops, as well as
with other Para-military organisations in Russia
and other states.

Basically, the RPK is a AK-47 (AKM) assault rifle
with sturdier receiver, heavier and longer, non
detachable barrel, and re-contoured wooden
buttstock. The sights were re-calibrated according
to longer barrel, and the rear sight has a windage
ajustments. The non detachable, folding bipods are
mounted undder the muzzle. RPK can be fed from
special 40 rds box or 75 rds drums magazines, as
well as from standart AK-47 type 30 rds box
magazines.

The paratrooper version of the RPK, called RPK-S,
had side-folding wooden buttstock.

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