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Dragunov sniper rifle. Infographics

3 July 1963, the Soviet Army adopted a self-loading Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD), which was created by Yevgeny Dragunov. In the state competition “brainchild” of the designer announced a few years before, it competed with the developments of such venerable gunsmiths like Alexander Konstantinov, Fyodor Barinov and Mikhail Kalashnikov. After thorough testing, the commission members agreed that the Dragunov sniper rifle is the best fit. SVD, due to its high reliability, accuracy, simplicity and unpretentiousness in maintenance, is still considered to be one of the best army sniper rifles in the world.


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  1. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 23 June 2017 09: 21
    my "one-year-old" is working ... and I’m retired .. I also work. And the SVD was considered in the army as an "obsolete model" and this is in '81 ... ha .... the "old woman" is alive! The country is broken, but SVD is not.
  2. qwerty183
    qwerty183 23 June 2017 11: 49
    My darling, I’m asking for pens back. I called my Carrot, I don’t know why)))