What can replace the usual Kalashnikov: about the prospects of small arms


After the release of material about future tanks, many readers got the impression that the author specifically avoids much more important forecasts. In particular, from the discussion of the prospects for the development of small arms. In some part, I agree with this opinion.


Just because predicting the development of this type of weaponry in the presence of a huge number of scientific discoveries, changes in battle tactics and many other factors is an ungrateful task. And forecasts in this case will almost always correspond to reality only partially. And even they will remain only reflections of the science fiction writer.

What are the forecasts based on?


To understand the logic of my reasoning, you need to master the initial data. Foundation, if you like. Moreover, today the author is not a “physicist”, but a “lyricist”. Free from any scientific discoveries, inventions or breakthrough technologies. The future is born today. So I will proceed from the goals and objectives of the army, which are already set, although sometimes they are not officially announced.

If you add up all the factors that are known to most readers, the situation will become quite understandable and predictable. Although it is possible that I did not notice any of the trends. The points.

Firstly, in the world there is a situation where rich countries consume the lion's share of world GDP, and poor get crumbs from the master's table. This in itself is unfair. This means that citizens of poor countries will strive to improve their own lives. And this is possible only in one case. In case the rich give up part of their wealth. Agree, there are few such altruists among the rich.

Secondly, the paradox of the young. It is in poor countries that the population is many times younger. From a military point of view, poor countries have a much greater human resource for warfare. The average age of residents of developed countries, on the contrary, is constantly increasing.

Thirdly, the development of computer technology. Agree, today these technologies have become so commonplace that a smartphone or other electronic “miracle” can be found in the most unexpected places. And the appearance of leading companies manufacturing these devices in more recently technologically backward states suggests that the population of these countries is not inferior to the "rich" in computer literacy.

The rich want to fight in the distance


What is happening in the world today is just a modern version of the old tactics of mankind. The poor are trying to take from the rich their treasures by force weapons. The rich are not going to become poorer and, conversely, are robbing and so not distinguished by the luxury of the "home" of the poor.

Moreover, it is the “rich” who create terrorists from the most radical “fighters for justice”, and then they spend tremendous efforts to destroy them. History The life of the most famous terrorists is a confirmation of this.

At the present stage, when military conflicts break out here and there, a certain layer of professional soldiers has already appeared. You can call them anything you like, but these are people whose most of their lives are spent in war. And now they are able to withstand the most trained army units. Including the army units of rich countries.

If you add together all the factors listed above, it becomes clear why today a lot of attention is paid to drones, drones. Why is the appearance on the battlefield of a soldier a rare occurrence. A battle with small arms most often looks like shooting ammunition in the air. Suffice it to say that the number of personnel incapacitated by small arms fire and artillery fire, in particular mortars, is simply not comparable.

What small arms do soldiers need?


Consider a modern battle, examples of which can be seen in Ukraine or in Syria. How to quickly and effectively cool the ardor of the enemy? How to prevent a targeted attack?

So, the enemy concentrated the unit for attack or reconnaissance in battle. UAV scouts transmit the coordinates of the target. Then comes the “reassurance” of the enemy’s activity with the help of large-caliber weapons. At a distance of 1,5-2 km. Snipers and machine gunners almost always successfully cope with this task. The attack of the enemy is choking, almost starting.

But suppose the enemy commander did not understand the warning and led the fighters into the attack. What happens next? Then artillery comes into play. Most often, units are turned into cabbage by mortars. At the same time, as you see, the infantry itself is conditionally involved. Of course, you can shoot at random. At a range of a kilometer, firing from an automatic machine gun or machine gun is ineffective.

Thus, in modern combat, the machine gun turns into a melee weapon. You can actually use it only when the enemy gets close enough to the position. And this is possible in only two cases.

If a massive attack began immediately on the entire front of the defense, both snipers and mortars simply do not have time to quickly respond to an enemy attack or are subjected to artillery attack themselves. Or there is a DRG, which managed to approach the positions unnoticed.

Thus, small arms today can be considered as two components. Large-caliber sniper weapons with an aiming range of 2 km or more and automatic melee weapons, designed to create the necessary density of fire in conditions when the enemy is in close proximity.

Sniper weapons and heavy machine guns


Such weapons are already used quite often today. The dispute between opponents and supporters of this weapon was resolved by life itself. In the conditions of battle, in the absence of industrially produced samples, fighters use any “improvised materials” to have such weapons. Therefore, the caliber of such "sniper rifles" can be from the standard 12,7 mm to 23 mm and above.

Creating such rifles is not a problem today. The gunsmiths have accumulated not only great experience in the design of such weapons, but also possess the necessary production technologies. The problem is different. In the human factor.

Very often, due to the stupidities of the movie, snipers are perceived simply as excellent shooters. In fact, training a soldier to shoot well is not a problem. There are no completely “wooden” people. Sniper is another. This is a virtuoso musician. Shooter-Paganini, if you like.

He doesn’t just "feel" his weapon. He takes into account millions of factors known only to him. From the direction of the wind and atmospheric pressure to the temperature of the barrel and the weight of the bullet in a particular cartridge ... And at the same time, each sniper has his own "cemetery".

If you really create a rifle, then even with a perfectly trained sniper, the probability of hitting a target is quite low. The bullet flies too long. The goal during this time can simply move, and that’s it. And the process of aiming at such a distance is not a quick event.

Conclusion. It is necessary to create sniper systems. Keep human participation in the shooting process to a minimum. The target-drone-complex-man-target scheme. When the drone finds a target, tells the complex the parameters, the weapon makes the necessary calculations and waits for a command from the person to destroy. Ideally, a voice command. Just "fire." Or "shoot them all" ...

What can replace the usual Kalashnikov?


I will make a reservation right away, we will talk about replacement without taking into account the requirements of the main consumers of automatic weapons, without the forces of special operations. simply because MTR is impossible to equip with the same weapon. Because the fulfillment of a certain task requires certain means. A soldier cannot carry everything on himself.

The weapon should be light, simple, with an acceptable 600-800 meters, aiming range of a direct shot, large ammunition, providing the required fire density, possibly silent. Ideally, the machine should be an individual weapon. Simply put, the adversary should not use it.

Theoretically, with a slight stretch, most assault rifles and assault rifles meet these requirements today. This is proved by the very military conflicts that exist today. For example, disputes about which automatic is better: AK-47 or AK-74 do not cease here.

But modern weapons have one drawback that needs to be eliminated. With an increase in the rate of fire of weapons to 1000 rounds per minute, the effectiveness of the weapon decreases sharply. And the ammunition consumption is huge. At a lower rate of fire (600 rds / min) there is no fire density.

In my personal opinion, the machine of the future will be at least double-barreled. That is, there will be one mechanism, but it should work immediately with two bullets. Thus, even with a rate of fire of 500 rds / min, the desired density will be provided in a shorter time. A standard shot of 2-3 rounds will already consist of 4-6. A technical solution with an increase in the return of weapons has already been found by the same Kalashnikov concern.

More revolutionary solutions are also possible. Like the use of other ammunition. Up to the square section of the barrel and the square bullet. There are such developments. And quite successful. Like the traditional "round" with the stabilization mechanism in flight.

In any case, the search for a universal solution to the problem of automatic weapons must continue. But this must be done in conjunction with other tasks. It is necessary to take into account, for example, the development of soldier protection systems.

What to think about


It was not in vain that I paid so much attention at the beginning of the material to issues of geopolitics. The problem of rich and poor countries will not disappear for a long time. So, you should not rely on the mind of humanity and understanding of all the horrors of war. The confrontation between the poor and the rich will continue.

This means that more and more centers of conflict will appear in the world. So there will be blood. There will be innocent deaths. And the need to arm our own army will continue. Arms are the latest, capable of protecting not only from known weapons, but also from promising types of weapons.

I do not believe that rich countries will go to an open war among themselves. In this case, the world will pay too much for its stupidity. More precisely, the probability of saving planet Earth in the event of a major war is close to zero. But we still have to fight. Locally. Using conventional weapons.

So the topic of developing new weapons has been, is and will be relevant for a long time to come.
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  1. Ratmir_Ryazan 29 February 2020 12: 08 New
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    That Kalashnikov assault rifle must be changed in the last turn !!!

    Now Russia needs strike UAVs, new generation ATGMs, KAZ for armored vehicles !!!

    That's what you need, and not another machine or bespontovy laser Peresvet, in which a lot of money has been invested, but no return.

    Turkey, before the eyes of Russia, is spreading the Syrian army on the territory of Syria, and we pretend that Erdogan has problems, and not ours.

    I’m not even talking about Israel.

    But the Kalashnikov assault rifle only lacked the bar for mounting different sights; What did you think, only during the day will we fight ?!
    1. DMB 75 29 February 2020 12: 49 New
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      Kalashnikov is the best !!!
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      1. Pereira 1 March 2020 12: 08 New
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        The last point is already being implemented. After replacing the population, the leadership will also be replaced.
  2. svp67 29 February 2020 12: 13 New
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    What can replace the usual Kalashnikov: about the prospects of small arms
    In our army, only the “unusual” “Kalashnikov”))) series 1001 can replace the “familiar” “Kalashnikov”
    In the meantime, the specialist of the Kalashnikov concern Vladimir Onokoi announced who takes the number 1 place in the Antikalashnikov rating ... Not surprised
    1. lelik613 29 February 2020 14: 12 New
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      And for 1001 immediately 4001, or even 10 001. This is now being done in our country, by the method of adding zeroes and crosses ...
  3. Same lech 29 February 2020 12: 18 New
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    And this is possible in only two cases.

    If a massive offensive began immediately on the entire front of the defense, both snipers and mortars simply do not have time to quickly respond to an enemy attack or are subjected to artillery attack themselves. Or, there is the DRG, which managed to approach the positions unnoticed.

    And if the battles take place in urban areas where the enemy may turn out to be a floor higher or lower, or even in the next apartment ... then you can’t shoot artillery.
    Or in the jungle where visibility is at a distance of vegetation ... the enemy can emerge from any direction.
    And if the enemy put in a smoke screen, activated electronic warfare and air defense, and if there was heavy rain, fog, snow, blizzard, snowstorm and under the cover of weather the enemy moved to capture your positions ... in general, everything is fine on paper, but forgot about the ravines.
    In any case, his Kalash in his hands with full ammunition somehow calms the nerves better.
  4. Viktor77 29 February 2020 12: 20 New
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    for example, disputes about which automatic is better do not subside: AK-47 or AK-74

    and again AK-47, well, it’s not in service!
    How some like amers like!
    1. svp67 29 February 2020 12: 23 New
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      Quote: Viktor77
      and again AK-47, well, it’s not in service!

      And they have ... Envy? )))
      1. Understanding 29 February 2020 20: 51 New
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        And I have it at home!)
      2. Viktor77 1 March 2020 19: 47 New
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        What to envy?))) They let him call him whatever they want.
        And we live in Russia. And there is no desire to look in the mouth of Amers.
    2. fk7777777 1 March 2020 08: 31 New
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      Well, about Akm, these do not know anything at all, it's secret)))
      1. Pereira 1 March 2020 12: 10 New
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        They know. Here the whole chip in numbers 47. Type - impossible junk. Therefore, Americans never use the abbreviation - AKM.
  5. Doctor 29 February 2020 12: 26 New
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    Thus, small arms today can be considered as two components. Large-caliber sniper weapons with an aiming range of 2 km or more and automatic melee weapons,

    Those who fought understood this even when taking the AK into service. Front-line workers were skeptical about the idea of ​​a universal weapon for all occasions. The combination of a full-fledged rifle and a submachine gun in units is preferable. Chenia confirmed, plus a grenade launcher was added.
  6. Ros 56 29 February 2020 12: 29 New
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    Well, if at a distance, then the usual Iskander or the usual Poplar will arrange? It all depends on the distance, so what do you choose?
  7. Whalebone 29 February 2020 12: 38 New
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    Developments are developments, but they howl with Kalash, ARKs, FnFalami, who are already 70 years old. And the same amount will be fought. For, again, there is no new physics.
  8. Alexfly 29 February 2020 13: 28 New
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    Who wrote the article? Sofa theorist? Or am I misunderstanding something?
    “In my personal opinion, the machine of the future will be at least double-barreled. That is, there will be one mechanism, but it must work with two bullets at once. Thus, even with a rate of fire of 500 rpm, the desired density will be provided in a shorter time. Standard a shot of 2-3 cartridges will already consist of 4-6. A technical solution with an increase in the recoil of weapons has already been found by the same Kalashnikov concern. "
    And who will drag this double-barreled gun on the hump? Or all the carts?
    Dear, go hunting, take a dvukhvolochka, a bandolier, a backpack with an hatchet, well, and wave away 20 kilometers to start for a start. Then share your feelings about the futile dragging of this fusee ....
    The fact that AK is engaged in improving ergonomics is a very positive question. Only the butt adjustability already adds positivity in shooting, especially “offhand,” not to mention modern sights. Etc. etc.
    1. Lopatov 29 February 2020 18: 21 New
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      And who will drag this double-barreled gun on the hump?

      AO-63, double-barreled, Simonov-Tkachev, 3.68 kg without a magazine
      AK-74, single-barrel. Kalashnikov, 3.3 kg without a magazine.

      So it goes...

      By the way, they write that the AK-74N equipped and with a night sight weighed 5.9 kg.
    2. sen
      sen 1 March 2020 06: 12 New
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      And carry two more ammunition.
      For machine guns, a high rate of fire can still be justified.
      For example, a German MG3 machine gun has a rate of 1150 +/- 150 rounds per minute.
      https://invoen.ru/vvt/sovremennie-pulemeti-bundesweher-mg3/?utm_source=warfiles.ru
      1. Lopatov 1 March 2020 08: 49 New
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        Quote: sen
        And carry two more ammunition.

        What for?
        A high pace does not mean increased ammunition consumption. If you do not shoot in the white light, like a pretty penny
        1. sen
          sen 1 March 2020 13: 59 New
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          With a high rate of fire, it is difficult to control the number of shots in a queue.
          1. Lopatov 1 March 2020 16: 19 New
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            Quote: sen
            With a high rate of fire, it is difficult to control the number of shots in a queue.

            The usual cut-off after N shots, as on the AN-94.
            There, as I recall, the only way to shoot at a high pace.
            1. sen
              sen 2 March 2020 05: 23 New
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              No, this is a completely different matter. AN-94 - weapons with accumulated recoil momentum: to exclude the impact of recoil on accuracy and accuracy of fire. The design is designed to delay the impact of recoil on the position of the weapon until the moment when the fired bullets leave the barrel. The assault rifle is made according to the “montage scheme”, the principle of delayed recoil is borrowed from artillery, where the barrel is rolled back when fired along with the bolt.
              In conventional weapons, with an excessive rate of fire, they put a moderator of the rate of fire, for example, in a Stechkin pistol.
    3. fk7777777 1 March 2020 08: 37 New
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      I ran through the mountains in the army with ak 74, the first thing I thought when I came from the army I would go to the factory and to those who thought of folding the butt of an automatic machine like that, I would just drive my nose from the heart and a pure heart with this butt. Then he learned that the afftor of this miracle has the surname Kozlovsky, it became clear where the legs were growing from.
  9. Chaldon48 29 February 2020 13: 48 New
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    For quite some time now I read about the possibility of replacing gunpowder with pure oxygen in a cartridge. The cartridge is filled with oxygen under pressure in the middle of the wire, it is heated by electric current, it burns out, the pressure in the cartridge increases sharply, a shot is fired, the bullet pulls out the remainder of the unburned oxygen. In this way, the bullet in the table can be accelerated to a higher speed, respectively, the range of targeted shooting increases. Next came the analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of this munition.
    1. Vik66 29 February 2020 18: 17 New
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      Again, and ecology ... wink
    2. ANB
      ANB 1 March 2020 00: 27 New
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      What is oxygen under pressure in cartridge dimensions?
      Can you still cram liquid oxygen?
      This is nonsense.
      1. Chaldon48 1 March 2020 01: 03 New
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        In the article I read on arms website. ru, it seemed that the bullets are inserted in the box where oxygen is already at elevated pressure, naturally, when the finished equipped cartridge is taken out of it, oxygen remains inside it at elevated pressure.
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          ANB 1 March 2020 01: 08 New
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          If you score at least 2 atmospheres of gas in the sleeve, then all this will immediately come out. Perhaps the bullet will pop out. Tightness how will it be ensured? Now it is not needed. And besides tightness, the design must hold pressure.
          What is the point of hammering gas under pressure into a cartridge?
          Do you know the chemical composition of gunpowder?
          1. Chaldon48 1 March 2020 01: 31 New
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            The basis of gunpowder is trinitrocellulose, and I did not know how they were going to ensure the tightness of the cartridge with oxygen, read the article on arms. ru.
            1. ANB
              ANB 1 March 2020 01: 32 New
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              No need to haul any decent trash to a decent site.
          2. Lopatov 1 March 2020 09: 22 New
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            Quote: ANB
            If you put at least 2 atmospheres of gas into the sleeve,

            You don’t need to score anything.
            In fact, this is the "highest form" of an electrothermochemical tool. That is, a completely safe substance decomposes into hydrogen and an oxidizing agent during the shot, then controlled initiation and controlled combustion take place.
            1. ANB
              ANB 1 March 2020 10: 33 New
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              . That is, a completely safe substance decomposes into hydrogen and an oxidizing agent during the shot

              So this is gunpowder.
              1. Lopatov 1 March 2020 13: 25 New
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                Quote: ANB
                So this is gunpowder.

                Gunpowder is not safe.

                This is a completely safe substance that does not respond to high temperatures, shock / detonation, and the like. In addition, as far as I remember, the mixture obtained during decomposition should give maximum gas generation with a minimum combustion temperature

                True, so far they have not even achieved this on large calibers, and the gun on the Coalition passes through the category of the “one plus” generation, that is, the average between electric initiation and controlled initiation
                And in all generations it seems like four
      2. fk7777777 1 March 2020 08: 39 New
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        Yeah, only in the presence of oil, oxygen explodes under pressure, and nothing wonderful marquise.
        1. Chaldon48 1 March 2020 12: 14 New
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          Now there are technologies to abandon the lubrication of organic oils.
        2. Brylevsky 1 March 2020 15: 51 New
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          in the presence of oil, oxygen explodes under pressure

          No. Oxygen, as such, explodes only in the form of explosives - hydroxyquisition. The explosion you are talking about happens in the cylinder of a diesel engine. In other words, to detonate the "oil - oxygen" mixture, you need high pressure and a closed volume. In the absence of these two conditions, an explosion is not possible in principle: you can bring an oiled rag to the autogenous burner, from which oxygen escapes under pressure - I assure you, there will not be an explosion, there will not even be an ignition of an oiled rag. But God forbid getting even a drop of oil under the pressure reducing valve of the oxygen cylinder - when it opens, an explosion will be inevitable. The combustion products of a drop of oil are likely to disrupt the gearbox and damage the oxygen cylinder. Therefore, all gas welders, before screwing the pressure reducing valve to the cylinder valve, carefully wipe the valve thread with a dry cloth from the slightest trace of oil.
    3. riwas 1 March 2020 06: 29 New
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      There are electrothermochemical weapons.
      http://btvt.narod.ru/1/tank_gun.htm
      1. Aleksandr1971 1 March 2020 10: 10 New
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        Yeah !!! Our infantryman with electrochemical weapons at the ready will go on the attack !!!
  10. Andrey.AN 29 February 2020 15: 16 New
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    Kalashnikov has a good potential for development as it was, and remains. The role of special forces is becoming more and more, so do not forget about the school of the LMS shooter, it is no less important than Sambo.
  11. Svetlana 29 February 2020 15: 36 New
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    Firstly, the world has a situation where rich countries consume the lion's share of world GDP
    And is it pouring this GDP from the sky? Or do these rich countries produce it? And if they do, then with what fright should they share it with someone? For humanitarian reasons, they share food, education, and this is enough. And the lion's dodu is of course to himself, otherwise why work then?
    1. Zefr 1 March 2020 00: 18 New
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      You understand absolutely nothing about this. In short - rich countries have the ability to rob others
      And do not get up in a pose and explain something to me.
      This is not a comment format.
  12. Kisa 29 February 2020 18: 17 New
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    Yes, archaism is all your shooting games. Here is a supercharged combat sofa. This is an irreplaceable thing. Weapons have already been invented. Much more practical to fight for the minds of people than to kill them
    1. Catfish 29 February 2020 19: 55 New
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      ... Much more practical to fight for the minds of people than to kill them

      This, of course, is true ... But only if there is something to fight for. request
  13. Understanding 29 February 2020 20: 49 New
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    Need a light weapon for shooting at 600 - 800 meters? Is that the closest distance the author talks about? Yes, and even capable of creating a good density of fire ?! Has the author ever shot at 500m?
    1. fk7777777 1 March 2020 08: 47 New
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      In general, 300 meters behind the eyes, and let the author himself try to shoot 600-800 meters, in reality, he can live for a few seconds. Density ?, from an economic point of view is not justified, a large overspending of ammunition, cleaning weapons, two barrels seriously ?, and to get the ammunition in an emergency from a gun, well, they will give you the wrong caliber, and what's next ?, carry this shit on you too, on the wind ?, the author will have time to die tired))).
  14. tarragon 29 February 2020 21: 43 New
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    Mass is of course of great importance to weapons. Yes, and reducing the mass of equipment, too. I think the use of new materials will reduce the mass of weapons. For a long time the French experimented with cartridgeless cartridges, I wonder how it ended. An interesting idea, there is no sleeve or sleeve made of new materials; the cost and weight of the cartridge, and hence the wearable ammunition, are less.
  15. Dmitriy Zadorozhniy 29 February 2020 21: 51 New
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    In urban areas, at distances from 0 to 100 meters. Minimi machine gun, with a satchel feed of ammunition and forced barrel cooling
    1. fk7777777 1 March 2020 08: 50 New
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      Cool, but 82 mm will immediately fly into the noise, and then ...
  16. Ingenegr 1 March 2020 00: 38 New
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    The author is a wholly-owned humanities.
    But modern weapons have one drawback that needs to be eliminated. With an increase in the rate of fire of weapons to 1000 rounds per minute, the effectiveness of the weapon decreases sharply. And the ammunition consumption is huge. At a lower rate of fire (600 rds / min) there is no fire density.

    In my personal opinion, the machine of the future will be at least double-barreled. That is, there will be one mechanism, but it should work immediately with two bullets. Thus, even with a rate of fire of 500 rds / min, the desired density will be provided in a shorter time. A standard shot of 2-3 rounds will already consist of 4-6. A technical solution with an increase in the return of weapons has already been found by the same Kalashnikov concern.

    Let's start directly with a decrease in efficiency at a rate of 1000 rds / min - where did it come from? And why did the AN-94 and TKB-0146 have firing efficiency on average 2 times higher than the AK-74, at a pace of under 2000 rds / min? Why does the efficiency of AP shooting with VBS increase with an increase in the rate of fire compared to single-chamber single-barrel systems?
    Next - the thesis about "at a pace of 600 rds / min there is no density of fire." Where is it from? It should be justified. Otherwise, how can we explain the fact that 90% of the samples of automatic weapons for rifle and intermediate cartridges that are in service with the armies of the world have a pace precisely in the region of 500-800 rds / min. Unclear.
    Move on. That is, right up to the "minimum double-barreled" machine. I’ll keep silent about the automaton of the Tula designer G.A. Korobova TKB-059, born in the distant 1962 and having as many as three barrels and a total rate of fire of 1400-1800 rds / min. Notice, significantly more than 1000, behind which, according to humanities, "efficiency is sharply reduced." So, the firing efficiency of this sample was higher than that of AKM. Further, the pearl pro "at a rate of 500 rds / min, the desired density will be provided in a shorter time." Author, excuse me, but this is humanitarian nonsense. Learn the terminology used by gunsmiths and military designers. I understand from the context that I meant the rate of fire per barrel, while the total rate of 2 barrels is again 1000 rds / min, at which "efficiency decreases sharply, and the ammunition consumption is huge."
    Following is the nonsense about “a technical solution with an increase in the recoil of weapons has already been found by the same Kalashnikov concern. Amiable“ humanitarian ”, what does it mean? An increase in the return of weapons as such? So this is bullshit. Designers around the world are fighting for reducing recoil. How to increase it is not a question at all. The designs of gas-dynamic recoil amplifiers are simple and time-tested. Any whim of lovers to get stronger "into the soul" of their favorite "cannon" is implemented in fairly simple ways. But the inverse problem is somewhat netri more viral and more complicated.
    The article is absolutely non-analytical, illogical and even stupid.
    Nevertheless, the "humanities" are better off writing poetry. At least until they gain at least basic knowledge in the field of technical disciplines.
    1. fk7777777 1 March 2020 08: 51 New
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      I didn’t serve in the army, I didn’t shoot with a machine gun
  17. Nameless 1 March 2020 01: 38 New
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    Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
    or bespontovy laser Relight

    But, but, don’t pamper: when Peresvet is brought to condition - it will be candy, which will burn and destroy everything that dared to appear in the air. We showed it in order to know that we are designing similar. As they bring it to mind - so will the procurement.
  18. avdkrd 1 March 2020 01: 42 New
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    Strange inventions of the author, apparently very far from small arms and physics. It never occurred to me that with a double-barreled scheme, a hand weapon has the same efficiency as a single-barrel one with an equal rate of fire? Why assault rifle rate of fire of 1000 rounds per minute? Did the author hold the machine in his hands? Shot from it? At least in the dash?
    1. fk7777777 1 March 2020 09: 01 New
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      Yes, he doesn’t even understand what 600 high, per minute is, what can I talk about ?, with a higher rate of fire he will either beat solitary or bayonet ... Ammunition is zero, or he thinks he has not limited ammunition, not sickly his Pepsi pins ...
  19. Nameless 1 March 2020 02: 00 New
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    Rather than constantly looking for an answer to the eternal Russian question "What should we replace Kalash with", it would be better to recall the AEK-971, which the IzhMashevsky lobby does not give life to.
    In general, you don’t need to invent anything, everything is already there: AEK-971 - a combined arms machine, A-91M and / or ADS - for special forces, as a personal self-defense weapon all-out - PP-2000. I am generally silent about the special forces of other departments - he has so many unique toys to solve his problems.
  20. Tigerclaw_x 1 March 2020 02: 26 New
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    All that is written is NOT MORE THAN MY OPINION ... I do not in any way make myself an expert, I just tell you what I saw personally and what we are talking about in the Army.

    What do military weapons need? Simplicity and reliability. But not at the expense of quality. After all, they don’t call us for a year, and the people go for 4 years, so there’s time to train a soldier to handle the arrow. There are many good systems with these metrics. Still need accuracy. Ideally, for an ordinary infantryman, grasp 2.0MOA by the eye. Approximately this accuracy is also shown slightly higher than the average M16, M4 is slightly worse due to the shorter and lighter barrel (although M4 is allowed in the Army with accuracy up to 4.0 MOA), and FN FNC, and Galil, and KhK33, and much more. But for increased combat distances, a more powerful ammunition is needed. In the United States, a 6.8x51 cartridge is currently being tested, with ballistics close to the very serialized 270 Vin Mag Short cartridge, that is, a cartridge with a power of MORE than 7.62x51 NATO used on the M14, FAL and G3. What do we see? We see a RETURN to the concept of "battle rifle" instead of the concept of "assault rifle" under an intermediate cartridge. The US Army has long been practicing not firing in bursts, but aimed fire single in semi-automatic mode. Well, yes, the M4 can work in automatic mode, but as such is not often used, there is an M249 for this. IMHO, We see a return to the concept of the US Army of World War II - self-loading under a powerful cartridge + handbrake under it. Moreover, all existing intermediate-caliber ammunition: 6.8 TWS, 6.5 Grendel, 300 Blackout are forgotten, their destiny is to please civilian shooters. A monster is created with the colossal muzzle energy, the initial velocity of the bullet and a flat trajectory. And he has energy, in many respects 4000J. This is more than two times higher than 5.56NATO, and one and a half times higher than 7.62x51NATO. I mean, it will be difficult to play with bursts, even with a muzzle brake the size of an aerosol canister. It’s not hard to guess what a cartridge with such ballistic will do with barrels when firing in bursts. So this is a return to Garand, G43 and SVT. But all accuracy and accuracy are not worth a cent if there is no good detection system (in the US Army EVERY fighter is provided with NVD), and optics. Here, most of the soldiers on the M4 have either a red dot or small-magnification optics. So the tendency is to increase the distance of the battle, the power of the cartridge (which means the enemy’s defeat behind obstacles or in PPE), due to the rate of fire (this will be done by machine guns of the same caliber).
    As the experience of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan showed, the M4 simply does not have enough penetrative ability to reliably hit the enemy hiding behind a not too thick wall. And if until recently, talk was about 6.8SPC or 6.5 Grendel (I am a fan of Grendel). For whom the return is not too much, and they are more powerful than 5,56 NATO, now the developments for the army have already gone to a different level. 4000J energy. Here even 7.62x51, 30-06 and 7.62x54P are not guessed. By the way, they do not penetrate the latest armor plates designed for protection against rifle cartridges. So this is a return to Garand, G43 and CBT40. Or, if you want, to FAL, G3 and M14. But on a different level. By the way, a finalist appeared in our Army, this is a SIGSauer rifle. Wise engineers decided not to hang around with telescopic ammunition that increases the price of each shot every 5 times. What is in front of us? Option on the topic of AP180, but on steroids and with special bells and whistles to reduce returns. Well, plus a muffler-muzzle brake.

    After all, the first note, please do not hit painfully.
    1. Aerodrome 1 March 2020 04: 46 New
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      Quote: Tigerclaw_x
      After all, the first note, please do not hit painfully.

      it’s always nice to see a person without slogans and cliches, who has an opinion and understands what he’s talking about. Welcome. hi and yes ... +.
    2. Nameless 2 March 2020 12: 43 New
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      Here it’s rather a revival on self-loading rifles of the SVT or garand type, and such assault rifles under the rifle cartridge like FN FAL and HK G3.
  21. Jurkovs 1 March 2020 06: 46 New
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    In my personal opinion, the machine of the future will be at least double-barreled.

    Dreamer!
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      Yeah, Arno is straight in the terminator, with a thigh of 30 mm round six-barrels, you have both density and all the bad things, especially when the ammunition is zero, but he has two calibers, damn one barrel jammed, the other empty, it’ll go to the bayonet to tanks ...
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  23. Xambo 1 March 2020 12: 00 New
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    What can replace the usual "Kalashnikov":

    Well, judging by the latest developments .. Perhaps a plasma Kalash!
    laughing
    Well, you don’t need to kick me, just threw the info ..
  24. ANB
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    So this is gunpowder.

    Gunpowder is not safe.

    This is a completely safe substance that does not respond to high temperatures, shock / detonation, and the like. In addition, as far as I remember, the mixture obtained during decomposition should give maximum gas generation with a minimum combustion temperature

    True, so far they have not even achieved this on large calibers, and the gun on the Coalition passes through the category of the “one plus” generation, that is, the average between electric initiation and controlled initiation
    And in all generations it seems like four

    This has not yet been achieved on missiles.
    Initiation of decomposition than planned? And what guarantees the absence of decomposition when it is not needed?
  25. _Sergei_ 1 March 2020 19: 50 New
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    A Kalashnikov assault rifle can only be replaced by a Kalashnikov assault rifle
  26. Whowhy 2 March 2020 08: 52 New
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    Automata now and so, most often, double-barreled - the second barrel grenade launcher.
    Most likely, to a greater extent we should expect the modernization of grenade launchers, and equipping them with laser (or another type) rangefinders and grenades of air blasting (this is where the density of fire).
    Probably, the second front of modernization is sights. Already there are pilot developments with fiber optics, when the reticle is displayed on special glasses. But fiber optics are not very convenient. There will probably be helmets, such as aviation, with something like a millimeter-wave radar coupled to a radar on the machine, followed by the output of a variety of data to the face shield.
    Well, the third front, most likely - is balanced automation (or something else) to increase accuracy.
  27. Mikhail3 2 March 2020 09: 26 New
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    I read and literally cried.
    Thus, in modern combat, the machine gun turns into a melee weapon
    And before he was an anti-aircraft gun? Or a blaster from a Star Wars orbital station ?! I love the humanities who carry their nuclear nonsense to the masses without embarrassment to anyone. Whatever paragraph, then paragraph! Full!!
    Yeah, the world is divided into rich poor countries. This is the main reason why AK "must be replaced." It is necessary to replace several wooden cubes that do not replace the balls in the head of some ... Okay, to the point. The rich countries cannot be defeated by the poor. This, of course, is impossible. This has never happened, and it will never happen. Only in the crazy ravings of historians, famous for their monstrously "analytical" mind, can such fantastic things happen that in reality can never be.
    In general, of course, the presence of a young (and stupid like a wall) mob reserve only leads to the fact that more young meat remains on the battlefield, that’s all. The rich and technologically superior countries are not defeated on the battlefield, they only and exclusively defeat themselves.
    Due to the fact that mankind has not yet succeeded in creating any intelligible governance structures that are not directly supported by the instinct of self-preservation, as soon as the next Empire "eats up", that is, establishes a plentiful supply of bread and circuses, its elite begins to eat itself . Everyone is trying to climb higher on the heads of those around them, trying to trample these heads in the process.
    First, business entities are involved in the process, then parts of a seemingly single country as a whole, then various armed groups, and the next Empire dies in agony.
    And then "barbarians" come. Digest the remains. To date, all that mankind has managed to slow down these inevitable processes a little. T.N. The "Russian way" promised great prospects, but all the elites of the planet fought against us so fiercely (this way completely denies them) that we did not stretch. Just failed. So what awaits us (and pretty soon) is just another civilization fall. In which AK will be out of competition))
    To disassemble the rest, no less anecdotal, the author’s fabrications are simply too lazy for me ...
  28. Tektor 2 March 2020 12: 12 New
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    The AK will be replaced by an assault grenade launcher, possibly recoilless and sleeveless.
    1. Nameless 2 March 2020 12: 18 New
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      Oh well, it's like firing a cannon at a sparrow!
  29. 7,62h54 2 March 2020 20: 08 New
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    A double-barreled shotgun is cool, it's a pearl. And if you make a three-barrel, then we will defeat everyone.
  30. Sergei Novozhilov 3 March 2020 08: 40 New
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    In addition to mechanical damage, there is also chemical, biological and psychological. The Salisbury laboratory will create some kind of “monkey flu” (there was cow rabies, SARS, swine flu, bird flu, Ebola and finally coronavirus) and a poor country with rich resources will die out. The rich will have serum and vaccines against this flu. Then the AK and AR assault rifles will not be needed at all ...
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      Quote: 7,62x54
      A double-barreled gun is cool, it's a pearl

      The combined double-barrel is simple, the upper barrel is 5.45, the lower one is for example 23 mm, and one common heavy free bolt, if the barrels are made composite, the steel rail inside the carbon fiber is outside, it will be much lighter and the total weight of the weapon with a heavy bolt will be acceptable.
      And most importantly, it is possible to make a "blank" of the free shutter with a time duration of the rebound from the barrel longer than the duration of the shot ....
      1. korriphila 3 March 2020 10: 48 New
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        Yeah, acceptable. Then one advanced one calculated the weight of the free shutter for the AK-74. 2,5 kg! Of course, nonsense for our miracle heroes!
  31. korriphila 3 March 2020 10: 45 New
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    )))) How warm, patstalom! I haven’t neigh for a long time. Double-barreled machine gun! )))) And what is not a three-barreled? Even cooler. And how did the article begin, like a reasonable person at first sight ... No, I’ll go and take a thousand drops of ethereal valerian.)))))
    1. agond 3 March 2020 14: 01 New
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      And most importantly, it is possible to make a "blank" of the free shutter with a time duration of the rebound from the barrel longer than the duration of the shot ....

      This is the key phrase ... simply the mass of the shutter in grams is not the only reason determining the length of the rebound time, who is not aware, the duration of the force at the moment the hammer hits the anvil, or in our case the shutter on the sleeve flange is much shorter shots, that's why they don’t make weapons under the rifle cartridge with a free bolt and even with a long barrel, but this time can be increased without changing the mass of the bolt. naturally within certain limits.
  32. Inspector 7 March 2020 00: 42 New
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    The task number 1 of the world government is that the Russians do not have their own state. The people did not understand - your existence is not provided for biological reasons. Resources have nothing to do with it. Kalashnikov is protected by moles.
  33. ifvbkm 18 March 2020 19: 48 New
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    All these conversations disappear by themselves, if you use the invention of Moscow State University No. 2645099 to create fundamentally new types of weapons and methods of throwing any bodies with hypersonic speeds. Description of the invention, the results of the experiments are given in the article "Protection against attack by a swarm of light drones found" in the Independent Military Review of 06.12.19g.