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caliber: 12,7x109 mm
weigth: 25.5 kg MG itself, 41.5 kg on 6T7 tripod
mount with 50 rds belt
Length: no data
Length of barrel: no data
Feeding: belt 50 rounds
Rate of fire: 650-750 rounds/min
V0: 820-860 m/s
The "Kord" is the newest development in
the heavy MG class. It is developed and
manufactured at Kovrov Mechanikal Plant (ZID -
V.A.Degtyarev plant JSC), Russia.
The "Kord" will replace the
now-in-service NSV-12.7 and NSVT "Utes"
MGs. The main reasons for this replacement are 1)
need for more accurate heavy MG and 2) the fact
that "Utes" MGs are manufactured in
Ukraine and the supply of both new MGs and spare
parts are limited since the desintegration of