7.62mm PKMS Kalashnikov modernized machine gun on a Stepanov mount
The 7.62 mm PKMS Kalashnikov modernized machine gun on a Stepanov mount is a powerful self-firer and is intended to kill hostile personnel and fire means as well as engage aerial targets.
The machine gun is mounted on a Stepanov tripod mount that ensures the stability of the machine gun and enables it to be effectively fired against ground and aerial targets from different firing positions, and increases the effectiveness of fire at maximum ranges.
The machine gun fires cartridges with conventional, tracer and AP-incendiary bullets and bullets of increased penetrability.
Firing angle against ground targets with the use of stops — 60°, and against aerial targets — 360°.
|Number of grooves||4|
|Rate of fire, rds/min||
|Muzzle velocity, m/s||825|
|Aiming range, m||up to 1500|
Direct fire range, m:
on half-silhouette target
on moving silhouette target
Firing height from the positions, mm:
|Belt capacity, rds||200|
|Guarantee resource with two barrels and use of individual SPTA set, rds, no less||25000|
|Length of machine gun, mm||1160|
|Height of machine gun, mm||378,7|
|Width of machine gun, mm||750±20|
|Weight of machine gun, kg||12|
|Operational temperature range, °C||±50|
|Combat fire rate, rds/min||to 250|
|7.62mm Barrel service life with cartridges LPSG when the modes of fire are followed, rds||17500|
|Guarantee service life, years||15|
|Shelf life when kept in dead storage, years||7|
|Absence of failures, number of stoppages per machine gun resource in normal conditions just due to machine gun, no more||0.2%|