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A new light machine gun will appear in Russia

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This year, the creation of a new light machine gun will begin, which will replace the RPK-16. Its customer is the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.


About this news agency RIA News said a source related to the defense industry.

According to him, the RPK-16 of the 2016 model was created according to the technical specifications transferred to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. After a series of preliminary tests, Russian gunsmiths produced the first batch. During 2018 and 2019, the military had the opportunity to try out a new machine gun in various climatic conditions. Field trials showed the need for refinement weapons, since the army had comments and suggestions for improvement, which must be taken into account.

The developers, having analyzed the information received from the military, came to the conclusion that the completion of the RPK-16, taking into account the new conditions, would require changes to the layout scheme and lead to the creation of a fundamentally new light machine gun.

The developer of the RPK-16 light machine gun of 5,45 mm caliber is the Kalashnikov concern. It was first presented in 2017 at the Army forum. The weapon weighs 4,5 kg and has a rate of fire of about 700 rounds per minute.
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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 2 July 2020 09: 42 New
    +6
    A new light machine gun will appear in Russia

    I hope that finally, in the army there will be a light machine gun under a 5,45X39 caliber cartridge with universal power ...

    After all, there are achievements, there is a reserve. What is in the way?

    1. figwam
      figwam 2 July 2020 14: 05 New
      +7
      By the way, mass production of the A-545 assault rifle began.
    2. senima56
      senima56 2 July 2020 14: 10 New
      +1
      Really! good
      What is RPK-16? This is the same AK-12, only with bipod and the ability to change the barrel. Put the bipod on the AK-12, connect the "tambourine" for 95 rounds and practically get the same "RPK-16"! negative
      A "Cord 5,45" is a different concept, different features! Give "Cord 5.45" to the Army !!! drinks
      1. good
        good 2 July 2020 22: 31 New
        -1
        Quote: senima56
        Put the bipod on the AK-12, connect the "tambourine" for 95 rounds and almost get the same "RPK-16"!

        will not work :)
        the machine gun still differs technologically, it’s just unified in automation and ammunition, well, the handle with the butt is the same
        1. senima56
          senima56 3 July 2020 16: 39 New
          0
          What doesn’t work? Install bipods on AK-12? There, on the forend, the “picatini” bar is the same as on the RPK-16! Well, and all (!!!) stores at 30, 45, 60 and the "tambourine" at 95 rounds are unified! The only difference (maybe) in the life of the barrel in RPK-16 should be more! But not by much. So "Everything will turn out"!
  2. Buffet
    Buffet 2 July 2020 09: 56 New
    0
    Well damn. LCT just released its airsoft version. Now the Taiwanese comrades will quietly swear. And now, in general, it is unlikely that there will be a large series of RPK 16 drives ... And to my chagrin there is no fart ... am
    1. NEOZ
      NEOZ 2 July 2020 15: 00 New
      -3
      Quote: SHVEDsky_stol
      And to my chagrin there is no fart ...

      Why?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 2 July 2020 15: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: NEOZ
        Why?

        Really, why? request .

        Airsoft and slingshots can run, "Defending Homeland".

        But an army without modern weapons cannot fulfill its tasks qualitatively ...
        1. NEOZ
          NEOZ 2 July 2020 15: 47 New
          -3
          Quote: Insurgent
          Airsoft and with slingshots can run, "Defending the Homeland."

          why did you write this?
          Quote: Insurgent
          But an army without modern weapons cannot fulfill its tasks qualitatively ...

          captain obvious...
          why did you write this?
          ps
          I'm interested in the interest of an airsoft player specifically in RPK16 ....
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 2 July 2020 15: 50 New
            -1
            Quote: NEOZ
            why did you write this?

            Out of harm repeat yes
            Quote: NEOZ
            I'm interested in the interest of an airsoft player specifically in RPK16 ....

            Everything is simple: Tsatska newhoЦu such ... crying
          2. Buffet
            Buffet 2 July 2020 16: 00 New
            -3
            What is my interest in PKK 16 as an airsoft player: 1) it is smaller than 74. Accordingly, it is easier and you can run around the building without problems. 2) light machine gun it seems to me a slight advantage over the classic presentation from the store. Large stock of balls. 3) for example, many game organizers do not allow electromechanical bunkers if the original type of weapon is not in service. 4) overall I like the look of RPK 16.
            1. NEOZ
              NEOZ 2 July 2020 16: 13 New
              -2
              Quote: SHVEDsky_stol
              1) it is smaller than 74. Accordingly, it is easier and you can run around the building without problems.

              use aksu
              Quote: SHVEDsky_stol

              2) a light machine gun it seems to me a slight advantage over the classic serve from the store. Large stock of balls.

              use hopper
              Quote: SHVEDsky_stol
              do not allow electromechanical bunkers if the original type of weapon is not in service.

              use a mechanical hopper
              Quote: SHVEDsky_stol
              overall I like the look of PKK 16.

              nothing prevents you from obscuring the base AK105 (74M) under RPK16
              ps
              all in your hands.
              1. Buffet
                Buffet 2 July 2020 16: 31 New
                0
                1) Ksenia is certainly a good option, but this is more for CQB, and I would like more range and rate of fire. And the best sniper rifle is a machine gun. You can talk about this for a long time. There is more preference for the player.
                2) only one mechanical bunker is permitted under the rules.
                3) I was running around with SMERSH rps, 8 mechanics and 1 bunker. For 2 hours of the game, I was left without half the ammunition. I was surprised myself. And running with so many mechanics is not very convenient.
                4) the rules of the organizers interfere. If I’m not mistaken, it’s written in the Strategist’s rules which drives with electromechanical bunkers can be used. Yes, in principle, you can do as you say, if you make a kit on the drive. But with the admission there may be problems.
        2. Doliva63
          Doliva63 2 July 2020 18: 41 New
          0
          Quote: Insurgent
          Quote: NEOZ
          Why?

          Really, why? request .

          Airsoft and slingshots can run, "Defending Homeland".

          But an army without modern weapons cannot fulfill its tasks qualitatively ...

          Brilliant! laughing drinks
      2. Buffet
        Buffet 2 July 2020 15: 55 New
        -3
        Because the company LCT, also not fools sit and monitor this news. And as a manufacturer who is committed to surroundings production, they will not produce a large volume of products that are not in service with the army or law enforcement agencies. This is not the first such case. For example, an AA-12 automatic shotgun. Distributed in small quantities and all ...
  3. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 2 July 2020 09: 57 New
    +5
    The department needs a light machine gun with tape power.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 2 July 2020 10: 11 New
      +8
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      The department needs a light machine gun with tape power.

      Undoubtedly yes
      Back in the USSR, work was underway to create such machine guns for the 5,45 caliber.
      Quite successful designs were created. But what is the "rested" thing?

      Don't believe no :

      - On the pretext that under this cartridge (5,45X39) it is impossible wassat create an analogue of the Rakov machine for equipping tapes fellow

      И EVERYTHING recourse ... Despite the fact that there were already experimental samples that remained a little “finish”, despite the army’s need for such weapons - buried everything.
      1. Per se.
        Per se. 2 July 2020 11: 34 New
        +2
        Quote: Insurgent
        Undoubtedly
        It was possible and nothing special to invent, having an easy RPD. Yes, the barrel warmed up during heavy shooting, but this is the case with most of these machine guns. Here, the Americans (DSA Arms Inc.) took and carried out tuning upgrades, but they could modify and use the RPD as a light machine gun with tape power, at least under 7,62X39, at least under 5,45x39.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 2 July 2020 11: 44 New
          +2
          Quote: Per se.
          It was possible and nothing special to invent, having an easy RPD.

          According to the cartridge used, the RPD-44 is kind of "light", but by weight and compactness - not at all yes
          And for example, to make a folding butt, in the RPD, it is not possible, due to the design peculiarity ...

          Now, if at one time they gave me a RPD, I would love to work from it,but in the militia.

          For the mass modern army, you need a more modern unit.
          1. Sanichsan
            Sanichsan 2 July 2020 16: 09 New
            0
            Quote: Insurgent
            For the mass modern army, you need a more modern unit.

            there is another important point, the machine gun should be simple to manufacture and maintain, and in the Soviet traditions of the military-industrial complex these are the most important parameters. the war taught ...
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent 2 July 2020 16: 13 New
              +1
              Quote: SanichSan
              there is another important point, the machine gun should be simple to manufacture and maintain, and in the Soviet traditions of the military-industrial complex these are the most important parameters. the war taught ...

              yes Traditions of continuity yes and let the army get the best small arms.
        2. da Vinci
          da Vinci 2 July 2020 13: 51 New
          0
          That's right, it turned out with the tuned ak47 (for a couple of lard) ak 12!
    2. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 2 July 2020 10: 16 New
      0
      Kind Aron. I am moving more towards universal nutrition. The tape is good, but its equipment during a clash is difficult, and there are not many rounds.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 2 July 2020 15: 31 New
        +3
        Quote: zadorin1974
        The tape is good, but its equipment during the clash is difficult, and there are not many rounds.

        A matter of practice, of course, if you do not imply a tape of the "Western type", with loose links.

        I will tell you frankly - at first during the battle the little arms shook so much that it didn’t matter whether it was a store or a tape ... Everything fell out of hand.
        Then Nitsche ... You are mastering yourself. yes
        1. zadorin1974
          zadorin1974 2 July 2020 15: 58 New
          0
          This machine gunner’s PC has a second number and the BC to smack and hammer the tape. With a handbrake, you won’t be able to speed up one charge.
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 2 July 2020 16: 07 New
            +2
            Quote: zadorin1974
            This machine gunner of PC has a second number and BC to pull and hammer the tape.

            In our country, in the DPR (I don’t know in the LPR), PKashnik has no second number from the word "dash" in "stock"...
            But the guys, as they can help out, They can “attach” someone.
            And when he “bakes”, then they machine-gunner like slaves, everyone who can.
            If this is the PKK, then they will “fit” the equipped stores of the “thirty”, ersatz of course, but this is also support.
    3. Doliva63
      Doliva63 2 July 2020 19: 14 New
      0
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      The department needs a light machine gun with tape power.

      So that the entire compartment of the tape is worn behind him? laughing In the department you need a machine gun with the same power as everyone else - even a cat can understand that. That is, the store. To, if that, there was something to choose.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 3 July 2020 07: 26 New
        0
        Quote: Doliva63
        So that the entire compartment of the tape is worn behind him? In the department you need a machine gun with the same power as everyone else - even a cat can understand that. That is, the store. So that, if anything, there was something to choose.

        Watch the video in my comment, maybe this option will suit you.
        1. Doliva63
          Doliva63 3 July 2020 20: 10 New
          0
          Quote: Insurgent
          Quote: Doliva63
          So that the entire compartment of the tape is worn behind him? In the department you need a machine gun with the same power as everyone else - even a cat can understand that. That is, the store. So that, if anything, there was something to choose.

          Watch the video in my comment, maybe this option will suit you.

          Quote: Insurgent
          Quote: Doliva63
          So that the entire compartment of the tape is worn behind him? In the department you need a machine gun with the same power as everyone else - even a cat can understand that. That is, the store. So that, if anything, there was something to choose.

          Watch the video in my comment, maybe this option will suit you.

          Are you talking about combined nutrition? This is better than a tape, but why the heck do you get involved with tapes? Do they weigh less? Is it easier to equip? Or what? In the infantry department, where everything and everything is on the run and in motion - the store is the one. And then, by chance, you will not pick up a tape with 5,45 anywhere, but the store - easily laughing True, I repent, I'm not an infantryman, although I served in the infantry, but in intelligence. In a separate reconnaissance platoon of SMB from machine guns there were only KPVT on armored personnel carriers, in the reconnaissance reconnaissance regiment were with tape power - PKM, it seems, but these are no longer scouts, in fact. In the division reconnaissance, only RPKS 74 were already with shops, in the army ORRSpN they were already gone, although in vain they were excellent weapons! In general, everyone sees from their bell tower laughing drinks I really liked these RPKS74N2 - practically replacing the SVD, I’d like a heavier bullet, like RPKS 7, 62 laughing Well, I don’t see the benefits of the tape for mobile units, and that’s it.
  4. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 2 July 2020 09: 58 New
    +1
    The developers, having analyzed the information received from the military, came to the conclusion that the completion of the RPK-16, taking into account the new conditions, would require changes to the layout scheme and lead to the creation of a fundamentally new light machine gun.

    And this is still a few years of work and testing. And not the fact that this new one will reach the series
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 July 2020 10: 03 New
    -3
    Progressive countries are developing machine guns for an average caliber of 8-10mm
    1. Berber
      Berber 2 July 2020 10: 54 New
      10
      In vain you Zaurbek about the "progressive" countries. Who is this, if not a secret?
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 2 July 2020 13: 15 New
        +1
        USA, for example. The range and power of the 7,62x51 cartridge are considered insufficient in modern realities and do something in between 7,62 and 12,7 mm, but trying to get into the weight of a single machine gun. Another trend is the replacement of 5,56 and 7,62 with a single 6,5mm caliber.
        1. Berber
          Berber 2 July 2020 13: 53 New
          +3
          5,56 was also considered at one time a progressive trend. There is another question. New caliber - new weapon. A new weapon is new orders and, accordingly, kickbacks from those who feed. No, I do not deny there are real trends (for example, in sniper weapons), but the corruption component is very significant here, especially in the USA, where a lot of people feed on the defense industry.
          Sincerely.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 2 July 2020 14: 43 New
            0
            When 5.56 appeared, good body armor was not enough.
            You do not consider this argument at all? Just corruption? wink
        2. tikhonov66
          tikhonov66 2 July 2020 17: 02 New
          0
          Quote: Zaurbek
          The range and power of the 7,62x51 cartridge are considered insufficient in modern realities and do something in between 7,62 and 12,7 mm, but trying to get into the weight of a single machine gun.

          - And with RESPONSE - also "trying to get into the return of a single machine gun."
          A machine gun is not a rifle - it is "pushed" - CONSTANTLY.
          And therefore - the beginning of the line - will CONSTANTLY go into the white light ... like a pretty penny.
          And the next part of the line, too.
          - nature - her - do not swear!
          8-))
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 2 July 2020 19: 13 New
            0
            Well this is a problem for the army and engineers. In weight, it seems, kept within.
  6. Free wind
    Free wind 2 July 2020 10: 18 New
    +2
    I don’t understand, MO gives money and a machine gun mission. They did it, they gave it to the military for testing, the military said, we don’t have to. Developed sighed and said - give money, than redo it, it's easier to do new things. Who is sitting in the Defense Ministry, who is giving the assignment? There was a case, the Trudovik gives the task to do what they are sitting on, a stool, of course. The student went and dragged the lump from the construction site.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 2 July 2020 10: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      Developed sighed and said - give money, than redo it, it's easier to do new things.

      Well, where does such infa about "give money" come from?
    2. Freeman
      Freeman 2 July 2020 10: 45 New
      10
      Quote: Free Wind
      There was a case, the Trudovik gives the task to do what they are sitting on, a stool, of course. The student went and dragged the lump from the construction site.

      I “remember” this case.
      - “Chock” rested and did not want to go. Cursed and refused to make a stool.
      - And then the Trudovik called for the help of a physical education teacher ... wassat laughing
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 2 July 2020 10: 38 New
    +3
    Held in the hands of the "Army" ... apparently a prototype. Butt ... seemed easy, the drum shop, at 96.
    I don’t remember about tape power, but it didn’t seem to be there. The barrel seems to be removable. How else?
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 2 July 2020 10: 49 New
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      drum shop, at 96.
      I don’t remember about tape power, but it didn’t seem to be there. The barrel seems to be removable. How else?

      Drum Store ("tambourine"under 5,45X39), this is finally what was in 1974"on economic feasibility"clamped for RPK-74 ...

      On RPK-16, food is only from AK family stores under the 5,45 cartridge.

      The barrel is interchangeable, but not quick changenot to change "during the play"due to overheating.

      Two types of barrel are provided for the machine gunmachine gun"And"assault"

      1. Zeev
        Zeev zeev 2 July 2020 11: 05 New
        0

        The barrel is interchangeable, but not quick-change, not for changing “in the course of the play” due to overheating.

        Sorry for the dense, but what, before the barrel was non-replaceable? Type fixed in the receiver and can not be replaced?
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 2 July 2020 11: 19 New
          +5
          Quote: ZeevZeev
          Sorry for the dense, but what, before the barrel was non-replaceable? Type fixed in the receiver and can not be replaced?

          In the PKK (7,62) and the PKK -74, the "progenitors" of the PKK - 16? Yes yes

          After all, these are variations of the AK, with a different barrel, a reinforced receiver (and its lid), another aiming bar, own stores for 40,75 (7,62) and 45 (5,45) rounds, bipods, and another RPD type butt -44 (permanent or folding) ....

          Actually, the trunk can be replaced yes AK design this providesbut only in workshop conditions.

          1. Zeev
            Zeev zeev 2 July 2020 11: 45 New
            -3
            In a workshop, this is acceptable for a soldier’s personal small arms; in the field, no one will change the barrel anyway, since this is not trivial.
            1. Paranoid50
              Paranoid50 2 July 2020 12: 05 New
              +1
              Quote: ZeevZeev
              in the field, no one will change the trunk anyway, since this is corny no need.

              belay belay belay Well there is no way. If anything, you can leave the stones, yes
              1. Zeev
                Zeev zeev 2 July 2020 14: 37 New
                0
                And what should it look like? In the middle of the battle (either before or after) for some reason, remove the barrel and change it to another one that is stored (by the way, where is it stored)? And then you shoot a new trunk right in the field? What for? Maybe it’s easier to send the machine to the nearest armory, where the barrel will be changed, if necessary, in five minutes (I don’t know how in the AK, in the M-16 it is necessary to knock out two pins)?
                1. Insurgent
                  Insurgent 2 July 2020 15: 21 New
                  +1
                  Quote: ZeevZeev
                  And what should it look like? In the middle of the battle (either before or after) for some reason, remove the barrel and change it to another one that is stored (by the way, where is it stored)? And then you shoot a new trunk right in the field?

                  That's it yes ,in the middle of the field yes , an overheated barrel changes to a spare one, for a good machine gunner it is previously reduced to normal combat (in common people - “shot”).
                  The barrel (spare), along with the BC drags on itself the "2nd number" ...

                  But, I describe this situation for single machine guns with quick-changeable barrels (for example, PKM), for light machine guns, “classic handbrakes”, it is believed that the problem of overheating is not so topical (although this is a moot point recourse ) and they have a quick change to "hot" structurally not provided ....
                  1. Zeev
                    Zeev zeev 2 July 2020 16: 23 New
                    -2
                    And I didn’t talk about a machine gun, I talked about a soldier’s personal weapon, an assault rifle, a carbine or a machine gun.
                    And how the barrel is changing on a light machine gun, that in a single like FN MAG, that in a light like "Negev", I know a little. And who pulls the spare barrel, too.
                    1. Insurgent
                      Insurgent 2 July 2020 16: 26 New
                      +1
                      Quote: ZeevZeev
                      And I didn’t talk about a machine gun, I talked about a soldier’s personal weapon, an assault rifle, a carbine or a machine gun.

                      But then you just want to chat about anything ... Given the fact that the article is about a machine gun (tach).
                      And if you think that for example the PKK is a “personal weapon of a fighter,” then I will disappoint you, it is machine gun motorized rifle squad.
                      1. Zeev
                        Zeev zeev 2 July 2020 16: 31 New
                        -1

                        In the PKK (7,62) and the PKK -74, the "progenitors" of the PKK - 16? Yes yes
                        After all, these are variations of AK


                        Actually, the barrel can be replaced yes, the AK design provides for this, but only in workshop conditions

                        And I'm talking about this. And he asked exactly about replacing the barrel from AK and RPK.
                      2. Insurgent
                        Insurgent 2 July 2020 16: 37 New
                        +1
                        Quote: ZeevZeev
                        And I'm talking about this. And he asked exactly about replacing the barrel from AK and RPK.

                        So what is the problem for you personally, I don’t understand request ... I explained to you about the replacement of the barrel (during repair) with the Kalashoids, I think it’s available.

                        Maybe you don’t see the difference between an assault rifle / assault rifle / carbine and light machine guns with magazine power, among which the vast majority are structurally not removable barrel?
                        What is eating you so?
                      3. Zeev
                        Zeev zeev 2 July 2020 16: 55 New
                        -3
                        Let's put everything in order.
                        The first one. A person writes that the barrel is interchangeable.
                        The second one. You answer that it is interchangeable, but not quick change.
                        The third. I ask, "what, used to be a non-replaceable barrel?"
                        Fourth. You write that the replacement barrel for AK and RPK is only in the workshop.
                        The fifth, sixth and so on are omitted.
                      4. Insurgent
                        Insurgent 3 July 2020 07: 23 New
                        -1
                        Quote: ZeevZeev
                        Let's put everything in order.

                        Everything, everything yes I remembered yes laughing

                        After all, you called Catherine II "prussian empress"based on the fact that she is a German-born?

                        Based on this, I am generally sorry that I got involved in a polemic ...
                      5. Zeev
                        Zeev zeev 3 July 2020 14: 44 New
                        -1
                        The most interesting thing is that in this case, I did not enter into polemics at all. laughing
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 2 July 2020 12: 14 New
    -1
    It will appear that the people in the army will appreciate, and now why the water in the mortar is crushed.
  • U-58
    U-58 2 July 2020 14: 30 New
    0
    Then, under what thread, a gauge of type 6,5, since this topic began to captivate the world community of gunsmiths
  • KSVK
    KSVK 2 July 2020 15: 13 New
    +2
    Quote: ZeevZeev
    And what should it look like? In the middle of the battle (either before or after) for some reason you remove the barrel and change it to another,

    Due to overheating. You see, not all machine guns are made for leisurely shooting at a shooting range. Sometimes they are used in hostilities, where you have to shoot a lot and often. Queues including. And it looks pretty simple. On PCM at least.
    Quote: ZeevZeev

    which is stored (by the way, where is it stored)?

    The second number is usually. Together with the ammunition.
    Quote: ZeevZeev

    And then you shoot a new trunk right in the field? What for?

    There is no need to shoot him. More precisely, lead to a normal battle. This is a machine gun, not a sniper rifle.
    Quote: ZeevZeev

    It may be easier to send the machine to the nearest weapons store, where the barrel will be changed, if necessary, in five minutes

    Og. Pigeon mail. And in the same way get a new one.
    1. Zeev
      Zeev zeev 2 July 2020 17: 07 New
      -1

      Due to overheating. You see, not all machine guns are made for leisurely shooting at a shooting range. Sometimes they are used in hostilities, where you have to shoot a lot and often. Queues including

      I guess, all the same a couple of years with the Negev ran back.

      There is no need to shoot him. More precisely, lead to a normal battle. This is a machine gun, not a sniper rifle

      A single machine gun may not fire. And the lungs are quite imagined. Both trunks, which is typical.

      Og. Pigeon mail. And in the same way get a new one.

      You can send weapons to the armory in the same way that ammunition and food are brought in, and the wounded and sick are taken away. War is primarily logistics. In addition, during offensive operations, the gunman rides with the unit.
  • KSVK
    KSVK 2 July 2020 15: 20 New
    +1
    Quote: U-58
    Then, under what thread, a gauge of type 6,5, since this topic began to captivate the world community of gunsmiths

    That is unlikely.
    In general, of course, a light machine gun with an interchangeable barrel under a low-pulse cartridge has been asking for a long time. By type of mattress SAW. Only less rapid and less weighty. yes
  • Suslin
    Suslin 2 July 2020 15: 38 New
    0
    But is this machine gun too light? Will not jump when shooting? In this sense, the RPD was more stable than the PKK.
  • Vadim237
    Vadim237 2 July 2020 15: 56 New
    0
    Better would have made an analogue of the M249 would have gained much more
    than to create a separate weapon in terms of its characteristics that does not exceed the AK 12 with the same drum for cartridges.
  • senima56
    senima56 2 July 2020 16: 20 New
    +1
    I read a lot of military reviews about the RPK-74 machine gun. If you combine it briefly, it sounds like this: "Does not create a fire advantage!" For this "advantage" what is needed? Or another, more powerful cartridge, or another rate of fire. And better both that and another together!
    When I read that I created RPK-16, I thought: "Again we are stepping on the same rake!" fool
    And so it happened! fool
    1. FRoman1984
      FRoman1984 3 July 2020 08: 12 New
      0
      Quote: senima56
      I read a lot of military reviews about the RPK-74 machine gun. If you combine it briefly, it sounds like this: "Does not create a fire advantage!" For this "advantage" what is needed? Or another, more powerful cartridge, or another rate of fire. And better both that and another together!
      When I read that I created RPK-16, I thought: "Again we are stepping on the same rake!" fool
      And so it happened! fool

      All right. The cartridge is needed more powerful. PC (RMB) is a great machine. The Americans put it as an example to their gunsmiths.
  • Navel
    Navel 2 July 2020 16: 40 New
    0
    The news makes even more fog on the subject.
    EMNIP this model of weapons was positioned as the main weapon for the unit (machine gun, assault carbine, Marxman rifle), hence the characteristics (weight limit, interchangeable barrel).
    What do they want in the end: a suitable machine gun or a station wagon? not understood
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 3 July 2020 00: 11 New
      -1
      RPK 16 - can be called a real cut of the dough and the divorce of MO on contracts.
  • FRoman1984
    FRoman1984 3 July 2020 08: 08 New
    +1
    RPK-16 has not yet entered the troops, but they are about to change. Beauties. AK-12 will also begin to change soon?