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RPK: "strength test" in long bursts

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RPK: "strength test" in long bursts

It weapon participated in many armed conflicts and wars, starting in the second half of the 20th century. Its creation was a necessity that had been brewing for many years, consisting in the absence of modern models of unified machine guns in the Soviet Army. Goryunov's machine gun, which was in service with the Soviet troops until the 60s of the last century and was considered a powerful and reliable weapon, no longer met the requirements of the airborne and ground forces.


In this regard, in 1961, a 7,62-mm RPK light machine gun was developed, which was developed on the basis of the AKM assault rifle by Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov. It was a sample of a 1974 light machine gun with a cartridge of 7,62 mm caliber that became the main character of the column “Destroyers of weapons” prepared by the Kalashnikov concern.

Concern specialist Georgy Gubich decided to check how many shots the Kalashnikov brainchild could withstand if firing in continuous bursts in long bursts. "Strength Test". For this, the film crew went to the city of Vyatskiye Polyany, Kirov Region. It was here that in the 60s of the last century, the production of the PKK began, which continues to this day. To test the RPK sample of 1974, specialists decided to prepare 1275 rounds in two types of stores. What comes out of this, watch the video:

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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 30 March 2020 07: 22 New
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    My RPK - 74, thank God, I did not have to bring to this.
    But he, too, on a relatively short armory age, had to see something ...





    The quality of the photo, of course, is “so-so,” but the bipod and belt, stitched with fragments, are also visible.

    According to my "user experience", RPK - 74 of the living AK - 74, and RPK (7,62), respectively AKM ...
    One can argue with this, but according to my feelings, the PKK is an indestructible device, if you do not bring work from it to the extreme.
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 30 March 2020 08: 43 New
      +1
      So on the PKK the trunk is thicker.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 March 2020 08: 48 New
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        So on the PKK the trunk is thicker.

        Not only. And the receiver with a lid is massive, stiffer, and a reinforced return spring of a different design.

        The spring from the PKK, this is the longed-for dream of every Akashnik wink
        1. tracer
          tracer 27 May 2020 04: 43 New
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          That's for sure. I always said that RPKs (folding) was my favorite machine gun. And the battle from it is more accurate and more heap than from the machine gun. And not very much, it is from the machine, when carrying it with you is different (well, not fundamentally). Vesch ... your miserably shot. There, on the bipod, the steel is thin but very strong, some kind of spring. The splinter came at a good speed.
          1. Timeout
            Timeout 27 May 2020 07: 15 New
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            Quote: tracer
            I always said that RPKs (folding) was my favorite machine gun.

            "tracer", so you also said about RPGs that this is your favorite urinal ... Is this when the "sniper" became a machine gunner? These are different states, RPKS - senior shooter, sniper - SVD, AKS-74. Again another lie ...
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent 27 May 2020 07: 32 New
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              Quote: Timeout
              These are different states, RPKS is the senior shooter

              But in the states of the NM DPR, the senior shooter, he is the senior shooter, and RPKashnik is a machine gunner, moreover, "working" if necessary, both from the RPK, and PC (M), NSV "Utes", AGS ....

              In a platoon, it happens that, for example, two compartments with machine guns PC (M), and one with a PKK ...
              1. Timeout
                Timeout 27 May 2020 07: 45 New
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                Quote: Insurgent
                But in the states of the NM DPR

                This is in the states of the NM DPR. the "tracer" describes himself as a "sniper" of the PDV, the 21st Special Forces Brigade, in which, according to the RPKS staff, the senior shooter has it in the DShV - a machine gunner with RPKS, and a PC in a machine-gun platoon
            2. tracer
              tracer 27 May 2020 17: 25 New
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              Magnetic you're traditionally inadequate. And I’m not going to explain anything to you. In addition, you did not notice a change in the specialties of Nicode? Come on, don’t miss my comments. And then it’s boring without inadequacies. Sculpt magnets ... Magnetic ...
              1. Timeout
                Timeout 28 May 2020 03: 05 New
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                Quote: tracer
                And I’m not going to explain anything to you.

                So I do not need, explain to the venerable public. But you still won’t do it ...
                Will have to your own words:

                Quote: tracer
                In addition, you did not notice a change in the specialties of Nicode?

                Haha two times. The WMC changes within the unit upon assignment of the next rank or replacement of the post. And the position of "bread-cutting sniper" is very difficult to replace, almost impossible.
                Quote: tracer
                Sculpt magnets ... Magnetic ...

                Enviously? Or does the word "magnetic" have a sacred meaning for you? Well then, I allow you to write in high font and hang in the red corner of his hut. Promote faith in the words “magnets” and “magnetic.” And do not forget to recover in an RPG!
  2. mat-vey
    mat-vey 30 March 2020 07: 23 New
    +2
    "Goryunov's easel machine gun, which was in service with the Soviet troops until the 60s of the last century" - and you kind of wait as a logical continuation about PKM (PC), but no - RPK ...
    1. svp67
      svp67 30 March 2020 09: 29 New
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      Quote: mat-vey
      "Goryunov's machine gun, which was in service with the Soviet troops until the 60s of the last century

      They SG-43 tested for strength? Did not see...
      And before that they had RPDs, because of pollution more than 800 shots they fired and cut ... The PKK is more resistant to pollution, but a gap in the area of ​​the gas outlet is the scourge of all Kalash. Now the RPK-74 and RPK-16 would have the same shooting, for comparison ... And there would be a clearer picture
      And the horizontal bend is not entirely clear ... because of the grooves? Why didn’t it happen vertically?
      1. mat-vey
        mat-vey 30 March 2020 09: 36 New
        +2
        Uh ... SG-43 and PKK from different classes therefore:
        "the need, which was the lack of modern models of single machine guns in the Soviet Army. The Goryunov machine gun, which was in service with the Soviet troops until the 60s of the last century and was considered a powerful and reliable weapon, no longer met the requirements of the airborne and ground forces.

        In this regard, in 1961, a 7,62 mm RPK light machine gun was developed, which was developed on the basis of an AKM assault rifle by Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov. "
        Therefore, "in connection" with what "this"? In connection with this, a PC (PKM) was adopted.
        1. svp67
          svp67 30 March 2020 09: 42 New
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          Quote: mat-vey
          In this regard, in 1961, a 7,62 mm RPK light machine gun was developed, which was developed on the basis of an AKM assault rifle by Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov. "
          Therefore, "in connection" with what "this"? In connection with this "PC" was adopted

          I agree ... RPK has replaced the "tar" DP, DPM and RPD
          1. mat-vey
            mat-vey 30 March 2020 09: 46 New
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            Quote: svp67
            I agree ... RPK has replaced the "tar" DP, DPM and RPD

            Well, this is already handbrake, as you understand ...
            1. svp67
              svp67 30 March 2020 09: 51 New
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              Quote: mat-vey
              Well, this is already handbrake, as you understand ...

              Well, yes, where do you want to take it?
              1. mat-vey
                mat-vey 30 March 2020 09: 55 New
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                And why are you asking me, not the author? It seems I did not write this ambiguous passage to put it mildly ..
                1. svp67
                  svp67 30 March 2020 10: 25 New
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                  Quote: mat-vey
                  And why are you asking me, not the author? It seems I did not write this ambiguous passage to put it mildly ..

                  I just agree with your surprise. But it is worth knowing one moment the SG-43 appeared as a recycling, an earlier SHG light machine gun. And after the war there were several attempts to make a single machine gun on the basis of the SG-43, including a version including a light machine gun.
                  1. mat-vey
                    mat-vey 30 March 2020 11: 14 New
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                    Quote: svp67
                    the earlier light machine gun SHG.

                    Uh ... in the know .. Well, the PC (RMB) did not survive the "weak" competition, won ... But the RPD could not overcome the problem of soot ..
      2. Insurgent
        Insurgent 27 May 2020 07: 35 New
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        Quote: svp67
        And before that, they had a RPD, because of pollution more than 800 shots were fired and truncated ...

        In that video about RPDs, I was extremely embarrassed by the fact that the tester did not even try to check what position he was in gas regulator.

        "800 shots... And if I switched the regulator?
  3. dgonni
    dgonni 30 March 2020 23: 22 New
    +2
    Javot alone did not understand the meaning of such experiments, so to speak? I would understand if they shot at a target and simultaneously controlled accuracy and accuracy with a constant aim and rigid fixation of weapons. But is it so easy to kill weapons to no avail?
    What answer did this experiment give?
    1. Bobrick
      Bobrick 31 March 2020 00: 47 New
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      Why, even so, you can learn quite a lot about the work of weapons, for example: the beginning of a "swimming" rate of fire and, as a result, the lack of accuracy as a concept, places most exposed to heat, etc.
      And why should such parameters be controlled if similar modes of live firing can only be realized by calculating the Maxim machine gun (long belts and large ammunition)?
      An ordinary infantryman with AK, RPK will not even have enough ammunition for such shooting (maximum 10 equipped stores), while you still need to move to the battlefield or carry fire.

      Even a hundred or two rounds of ammunition is enough to grind the target into rags and how to control the parameters after that is completely incomprehensible, and hard fixation will only be harmful because significantly change the properties of the trunk as an oscillatory system, which can only accelerate its destruction.