CHAPTER 3: Weapons and Equipment


Section I: Small Arms

Small Arms

9-mm PM pistol

5.45-mm AK-74 assault rifle

5.45-mm RPK-74 light MG

range, effective/max (m)

50

500/1000

800/2500

rate of fire, practical/cyclic (rpm)

30

100/600

150/600

unit of fire

16

300

1000

ammunition type

9x18-mm ball

5.45x39-mm ball
ball-tracer
incendiary-T

5.45x39-mm ball
ball-tracer
incendiary-T

fire mode

semiautomatic

Selective
semi- or
fully automatic

Selective
semi- or
fully automatic

weight, loaded/empty (kg)

0.735/0.658

3.95/3.4

5/4.6

length (mm)

160

937

1070

remarks      

 

Small Arms

5.45-mm AKSU-74 SMG

7.62-mm SVD Sniper Rifle

range, effective/max (m)

300/1500

1300 w scope, 800 w/o/3800

rate of fire, practical/cyclic (rpm)

150/600

30

unit of fire  

100

ammunition type

5.45x39-mm ball
ball-tracer
incendiary-T

7.62x54R-mm light
7.62x54R-mm heavy ball
steel core
tracer
"rose" sniper bullet
AT
incendiary

fire mode

Selective
semi- or
fully automatic

semiautomatic

weight, loaded/empty (kg)

3.11/2.55

4.49/4.31

length (mm)

730

1230

remarks

490-mm long with stock folded.

IR night sight

 

Machine Gun

RPK-74

PKM

DShK heavy

caliber (mm)

5.45

7.62

12.7

range, maximum (m)

2500

3800

7000

range, effective, ground

800

1000

2000

range, effective, AA    

1000

range, effective, armor    

800

armor penetration (mm)  

8-mm @ 500

20-mm @ 500 m
13.2-mm @ 1000 m

rate of fire, cyclic
(rpm)

600

650

600

rate of fire, practical (rpm)

150

250

100

weight, loaded (kg)

5

9

157.5

weight, unloaded (kg)

4.6

8.4

35.6

length (mm)

1070

1160

1560

fire mode

selective

 

automatic

feed

40-rnd box or 30-rnd magazine

joinable 25-rnd non-disintegrating belts

nondisintegrating metallic belt

ammunition type

5.45x39-mm rimless

7.622x54-mm, ball, ball-tracer, API-T, incendiary

12.7x108-mm API, API-T, IT, HEI

remarks      

 

Machine Gun

NSV NSVT

KPVT

caliber (mm)

12.7

14.5

range, maximum (m)

7850

7000

range, effective, ground

2000

2000

range, effective, AA

1000

1400

range, effective, armor

800

800

armor penetration (mm)

20-mm @ 500 m
13.2-mm @ 1000 m

20-mm @ 500 m
13.2-mm @ 1000 m

rate of fire, cyclic
(rpm)

800

600

rate of fire, practical (rpm)

100

150

weight, loaded (kg)    
weight, unloaded (kg)

25

49.1

length (mm)

1580

2000

fire mode

automatic

automatic

feed

belts in 50-rnd boxes

varies

ammunition type

12.7x108-mm API, API-T, IT, HEI

14.7x114-mm API, API-T, HEI

remarks

NSVT is on armored vehicles
Not shown.

KPVT is on armored vehicles
Not shown.

 

Grenade Launchers

AGS-17

BG-15/GP-25

caliber (mm)

30

40

range, effective/maximum (m)

1200 indirect, 700 direct fire /1730

40-400/400

Combat load

87

10

rate of fire, practical/cyclic (rpm)

60-100/100-450

5

elevation (degrees)

7-87

NA

traverse (degrees)

30

NA

platform

tripod, vehicle or helicopter

Under-barrel grenade launcher.

weight, loaded/empty (kg)

45.05/30.71

1.79/1.54

length (mm)

1280

325/323

fire mode

selective, semi- or fully automatic

single shot

feed

29-round belt in drum magazine

muzzle loaded

ammunition type

HE-Frag

HE-Frag, bounding HE-Frag

crew

3

1

remarks

15-m lethal area of burst

Bounding HE-Frag strikes the ground and
"bounds" up 1.5-2 m before exploding.


Any changes from the 1998 OPFOR Battle Book are depicted in GREEN printing.  Last updated on 13 April, 1999
For any comments, additions, deletions, or modifications for this Battle Book contact
LTC Bill Bryan.

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