14.5-mm sea pedestal machine gun mount (MTPU) with 14.5-mm machine gun (KPVT) is intended for armament of the fighting boats and other sea and river vessels to combat the waterborne, shore-based and air lightly armoured targets. Item
14.5-mm MTPU serves:
- to aim and conduct machine gun (KPVT) fire by one gunner;
- to provide fire in short (10-15 rd) and long (up to 50 rd) bursts^
- to defeat the waterborne and shore-based targets at a range of up to 2,000 m as well as air targets at a height of up to 1,500 m and at a range of up to 2,000 m (using the cartridges with armour-piercing incendiary bullets Б-32, armour-piercing incendiary tracer bullets БЗТ and incendiary instantaneous bullets МДЗ).
- to perform practice with blank cartridges.