BO for children: Can the Kalashnikov break through the railroad?
Experimenters decided to shoot from different species weaponsby applying various ammunition. In their arsenal were AKMS (modernized), AK-74, RPK-74 (Kalashnikov light machine gun) and SVD (Dragunov sniper rifle).
A rail with a middle section thickness of about a centimeter was placed in 20 meters from the shooter. The fire was carried out from each type of weapon separately with the change of ammunition.
The rail was pierced from an AKMS machine gun, but only an armor-piercing incendiary bullet of a caliber 7,62x39 mm.
A bullet fired from AK-74 (5,45x39) has not broken through the rail. But another bullet of the same caliber, but increased penetrability, coped with the case.
RPK-74, loaded with 5,45 mm cartridges with a steel core, also coped with the task.
This problem did not become a problem for the Dragunov rifle either.
The experimenters concluded that with the usual hunting equipment available, it is almost impossible to penetrate centimeter steel. However, from PKK-74 and SVD, having army ammunition - increased penetrability and armor-piercing incendiary - this can be done.
In conclusion, the project participants demonstrated the work of the Donchanka rifle. Armor-piercing incendiary bullet caliber 12.7 mm pierced the rail through.
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