RPK-16 with interchangeable barrel will be presented at the Army-2016 exhibition

Press Service of Concern JSC "Kalashnikov" confirms reports that the concern's specialists have developed a new machine gun and will present it to the public in the near future. We are talking about a light modular type machine gun. Small weapon has a removable barrel and can be used as an automatic (assault) rifle.

Concern CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told IA TASS that in “Kalashnikov” they express the hope that the new light machine gun will be to the liking of the Russian servicemen, and the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation will eventually make an order for a party of small arms of the new sample.

The statement by Alexei Krivoruchko contains information that the machine gun is called RPK-16 and has a caliber 5,45 mm. According to the general director of the concern, this weapon is distinguished by a high-quality combination of shooting accuracy, dimensions, mass and versatility of combat use.

RPK-16 will be presented at the Army-2016 military-technical forum in Patriot Park. The forum will begin its work on Tuesday 6 September.

The machine gun can be effectively used, for example, in conditions of intensive hostilities in a populated area.
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  1. +6
    2 September 2016 06: 47
    I wonder what the performance characteristics are and how much they differ from AK. It seems to me that the range and flatness will not differ much because with the same cartridge the barrel is short.
    1. +8
      2 September 2016 07: 42
      Quote: Herman
      If there is a removable barrel, then then the tape power will not be superfluous.

      By the way, the store extended by 96 rounds.
      1. 0
        2 September 2016 10: 05
        Tell me, is such a store expensive? And how is it in terms of reliability and ease of recharging. Just like there was an article about shops and everything rested on their cost and less reliability (regarding larger stores, drums, disks.).
  2. +5
    2 September 2016 06: 47
    If there is a removable barrel, then then the tape power will not be superfluous.
    1. +2
      2 September 2016 06: 57
      tape nutrition-overweight from this still Mikhail Timofeevich left.
      1. +2
        2 September 2016 07: 05
        What will weigh more than 200 rounds of tape with a box or 5 empty magazines? It seems to me that the difference is not great.
        1. 0
          2 September 2016 07: 24
          I don’t know how much the drum weighs 96 rounds, but I know that machine guns with 30 pieces weigh almost nothing. Well, the tape plus the box have a sensitive weight.
          1. +7
            2 September 2016 10: 03
            Saying that a store with 30 rounds weighs nothing can only be said by someone who did not carry them on himself. I assure you that 10 stores of 30 rounds each weigh very much :)
            1. 0
              3 September 2016 23: 29
              Naturally, and 20 even more, and 30 even more ...
    2. +8
      2 September 2016 07: 03
      no, food in-store. for the tape, the shutter needs to be redone and the feeder-receiver of cartridges. this time, secondly, a barrel change only to make an RPK out of an assault rifle. and not like a PC two trunks included. there the trunks are different in length. long barrel for the option of machine gun. short for assault. rifle. I would generally like to look at the barrel locking system in the receiver. otherwise you’ll have to change the trunks, but it can be hot. in general, let’s look at the beginning of the general view and TTx, then we’ll talk more. in the meantime, practically nothing is known about him except that the magazine has 96 rounds, and that the barrels are interchangeable.
      1. +1
        2 September 2016 07: 08
        Your truth, but milking RPK-74 at one time developed an adapter for the tape.
      2. +3
        2 September 2016 07: 30
        How do you need a small-caliber machine gun to replace the rpk, but with the replacement of the barrels ... You definitely won’t change during the battle, or carry the thermal gloves? Disk store volume is better than doing a pair.
        1. +14
          2 September 2016 08: 30
          I changed barrels for the Nk-11 in the army, and after 200 shots, it was possible to fry bacon on the barrel. but everything is simple there, pushed the shutter to its extreme rear position, on the right side of the barrel there is a square handle with a lever button, press, turn it upward and push it forward, then when the barrel comes out of the receiver you pull yourself slightly at an angle. there DTK of the same thickness as the barrel itself to the middle. only at the back it is thicker where the prongs and the square handle are, and there is no gas pipe at all. another principle of locking the shutter, and by the way, it was possible to change the receiver and the locking part of the shutter on it and it was possible to use loose tape from the FN Mag or MG-3. which I often did, because he ate regular stores of 30 rounds in 4 seconds. two lines and change the store. but here with RPK-400 it is not clear how the trunk is unlocked from the receiver there, tape power also disappears in all likelihood, although this is a minus. Yes, I was carrying a 10 kg machine gun + a second barrel and two extra parts in the pouch — a receiver for the store and part of the bolt, but I would not have been left without ammunition. there you take out two studs from the back, take off the butt, pull out the shutter and change what you need, and the adapter doesn’t attach to the stud either — removed the stud — disconnected one receiver, joined the other, everything was enough for 2 minutes. I think that on the RPK-400 you can also install a receiver on the studs and change part of the shutter for the tape, but no one will do it, they have already decided that a 96-round snail is the best option. Well, I don’t have to fight with this machine gun, but anyway, I would like to have more opportunities. I just understand that no one needs it to hell.
  3. 0
    2 September 2016 07: 02
    In the future, "we will see". And now we are waiting for specific information. It has not yet been adopted. The guys will hold it in battle, unsubscribe ...
    1. +3
      2 September 2016 07: 50
      further "we will see". And now we are waiting for specific information. It has not yet been adopted. The guys will hold it in battle, unsubscribe ...

      I could be wrong, but it seems to me that it has something from the AK-107.
  4. Sly
    2 September 2016 07: 02
    what beauty - almost no return!
  5. Riv
    2 September 2016 07: 05
    "Like it" ... With a disk magazine, yeah. Damn everything in the world.
    1. +1
      2 September 2016 07: 22
      Usually the drum is placed at the very beginning of the battle, and then the carob stores.
      1. Riv
        2 September 2016 10: 58
        And you before the battle with the disk run. Damn everything in the world. If there is no second number - generally such an ass to carry.
        1. +1
          2 September 2016 11: 24
          Yes, I do not argue! Well this is for a disk lover. But there are really few of them)))
          1. 0
            4 September 2016 09: 39
            What do such lovers mean is not much. In your opinion, why do shops twist jacks?
      2. +1
        2 September 2016 11: 47
        Good deal, probably a carob store? Or is it still box-shaped?
        And what is the difference in weight between the 45x and the disk? And in battle, if anything, the longer you do not recharge, the better sometimes.
  6. +5
    2 September 2016 07: 22
    CEO of the concern Alexey Krivoruchko

    As you call a yacht, so it will sail ... A significant surname. Although, of course, this is not the case.
    The network contains materials on new types of small arms, including the RPK-16. Some details about the victory of this product over PKM / Pecheneg are touching - "less ricochets, less danger of hitting someone you don't need ..."
    Who is not needed? The ancient rule of battle is that all who are ahead of your weapons are enemies. Or will independent journalists be sitting there, not being hooked? Even during a police operation.
    And since when did 7,62x54 cartridges give a greater rebound than 5,45x39?
    Such press materials are often prepared by amateurs in military affairs, and such pearls come out. One mention that the barrel length of the AK-400 is 942 mm, which is worth it! And after all, it was replicated throughout the network.
    In a word, at the forum-2016 it is better to look at everything yourself. They will show a lot of things. Although from amateur journalists, it still will not get rid of.
    1. avt
      2 September 2016 16: 57
      And since when did 7,62x54 cartridges give a greater rebound than 5,45x39?
      Such press materials are often prepared by amateurs in the military, and such pearls come out
      Well, like that yes, kakakers. The issue with ricochets was generally resolved and, to some extent, successfully resolved by subsonic 9 mm in x39 case. Actually, the ruler was made for the special forces from "Thunderstorms" to "Vintorez". But this should be puzzled by the topic and look for something even on the Internet. The trip will simply be a shortened RPK with the possibility of changing the barrels, although I somehow sourly imagine that someone will carry two trunks into business, and even "snails" will hang. bully
  7. 0
    2 September 2016 07: 23
    Something seems to me that with such a store shooting from the ground from the bipod will be problematic ...
  8. 0
    2 September 2016 07: 29
    And the collimator, holographic and optical sights of our soldiers of domestic or foreign production?
    1. 0
      2 September 2016 07: 47
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  10. +4
    2 September 2016 07: 37
    I recalled this video
  11. 0
    2 September 2016 07: 45
    In my opinion, RPK-74 has long been changed.
  12. 0
    2 September 2016 07: 59
    I wonder how they solved the problem of barrel overheating? If you just change the trunk, then questions arise about the mounting technology and of course such manipulations will not affect the accuracy
    1. 0
      2 September 2016 08: 04
      I wonder how they solved the problem of barrel overheating?

      Replacement for a spare.
    2. 0
      2 September 2016 08: 14
      Even the British on Bran made such a replaceable barrel that it did not affect the accuracy. All business - repeat!
    3. +1
      2 September 2016 08: 56
      used to be reflected in accuracy, because everyone’s rifling is different, but now there are such muzzle devices that you put and adjust the fly very quickly. for machine guns it’s not so scary, we were forced to put a tracer every third cartridge so that we could quickly shoot. and now they’re sticking some kind of tube into the trunk and very quickly checking out the fly. I saw how they tuned at the M2 Browning shooting range. and such garbage is for 7,62 and 5,56 ..
      1. 0
        2 September 2016 09: 20
        used to be reflected in accuracy, because everyone’s rifling is different, but now there are such muzzle devices that you put and adjust the front sight very quickly

        At RPK-16, the front sight is not attached on the trunk, but in the area of ​​the gas outlet pipe, this is clearly visible in the video, so nothing needs to be set up.
        1. +2
          2 September 2016 20: 20
          Well, my machine gun also had a fly not on the barrel. but both barrels fired differently, one for 9 hours and the other for 5 front sight nothing to do with it; rifling and a muzzle cut play a role there. if there is a DTK, then it compensates for the difference in the rifling, which is why it is called a muzzle brake compensator, but if the barrel has got a deformation - deflection as a result of overheating, then the front sight will still need to be adjusted when changing the trunks. if earlier tracers were used for this, now there is such garbage with a beam, it puts it in the barrel and adjusts the front sight along the beam, the beam shows all the deviations by how much they are detected, there the difference from the barrel deformation can be in microns, but by 200.300, 400 m and further this is already a very large deviation from the aiming point. therefore, you won’t get anywhere from adjustment.
          1. 0
            2 September 2016 20: 35
            adjust when changing trunks. if earlier tracers were used for this, now there is such garbage with a beam, he puts it in the barrel and adjusts the front sight along the beam

            Bullshit can eat.
            I don’t think that when they shoot at you, you will bother with these things.
            I know for PCM that the machine gun shoots stupidly with the main barrel, and depending on the environmental conditions, up to 500-600 shots can be fired before replacing the barrel (if you don’t squander, of course), but you won’t get more bullets, more if only drag the second number. After an overheated trunk, it’s not a scrambled one and it will seem like a fairy tale, but as the main one cools down, you can put it back.
            1. +1
              2 September 2016 22: 14
              in general, everything was much easier to solve. I wrote the numbers on the barrel 9 and 5 on the handles with a white non-washable marker "blank", so that I knew where to aim with which barrel. And for this, every third round of tracer was placed on machine guns just for this, in order to see where the queues were going. for the machine gunner, the main thing is the density of fire, and not the sniper accuracy. especially when there is fire contact with the enemy, although if accuracy is needed, then without this device it will take too long to shoot. and so at short distances from 50 to 100 m there is not much difference and is not noticeable. With a rate of fire of 800 w / m, these deviations are not critical.
  13. 0
    2 September 2016 08: 32
    TTX and weight? And if you still have a sight, a gimbal, a flashlight, and you can see the store there under 70pcs. For stripping in a building?
  14. 0
    2 September 2016 08: 48
    The most important thing is that there is a movement! People are working, they are trying and it is most important that something good will come out! Well done!
  15. +2
    2 September 2016 09: 32

    This miracle is good in my opinion.
    It is a pity that there is no TTX yet.
  16. +1
    2 September 2016 11: 45
    Where is the handle visible for quick barrel replacement? If replacement requires disassembling weapons, then we have an analogue of the Belgian SCAR rifle. A full-fledged machine gun should have tape power, an interchangeable barrel and fire from an open shutter. Examples: Negev, Minimi, MG-4. In the photo, the next version of AK, no more. I expected more.
    1. 0
      3 September 2016 11: 15
      This is purely your subjective opinion. There is nothing to do with reality, I confirm your examples, minimi also has clips, and the Negev also has store food. The designers then did not agree with you.
      PKP 7,62 with forced barrel ejection cooling, with a rate of fire of 650, overheating does not occur. Naturally, if you do not tear the ass in order to burn it. We think of development from early production, and will make it here. Therefore, replacing the table is optional, for combat in limited spaces of buildings, and not an emergency.
      IMHO, it is too early to give an assessment, since so far we have not shown anything except photographs. Maybe there is a pen for replacement.
  17. 0
    2 September 2016 12: 51
    close analogue German HK21 food tape / store

  18. 0
    2 September 2016 16: 07
    Does he shoot a laser, or what? Why has no analogues?
  19. 0
    2 September 2016 16: 41
    Military operation will show whether designers should feed caviar and meat ..
  20. +1
    2 September 2016 19: 53
    I can’t wait anyway when on Kalash they’ll think of delaying the shutter when the store is empty!
    Is it really such a problem or not worth the problem !?
    1. 0
      3 September 2016 08: 16
      What for? (one word)
  21. 0
    3 September 2016 07: 58
    The army has just adopted the PKP and so soon will not change it, this time, Two, the story with the interchangeable barrel is certainly interesting only in the context of a rifle with a machine gun device. But not like a machine gun, because a machine gun is a weapon for enhancing firepower, but what power is in 5,45 caliber. With the same success, you can stick this box into the AK and just water from it ... it's three. Therefore, his only opportunity to get into the army is to replace the ak-12 with an rpk-16 or small-scale serial production for the central military district
  22. 0
    3 September 2016 18: 02
    - It turns out that the so-called. "heavier barrel" ... So this is an old "trick" - and FN FAL. and NK produced such with "the ability to use as a light machine gun." What has changed there compared to the RPK ... They shortened the barrel, changed the flame arrester, moved the front sight to the gas outlet, moved the bipod mount ... The RPK also had the "Bank" ... again the submachine gun turned out ... And if the receiver stamped ...
    - Now MG36 is produced, derived from G36 ... also, I don’t god a candle, not a damn poker!
    - Probably the only successful modification of a machine gun for a smaller caliber is "Amelie" ...

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