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Shooting and grenade launcher complexes for special purposes: "Canary" and "Silence"


As you know, the developers and the military themselves often name the weapons of the domestic army in a very unusual way. These can be the names of birds and animals, cartoon characters. Among the large number weapons with such names there is a 6S1 "Canaryka" small arms and grenade launcher complex created at TsNIITochmash. This is the integration of the AKS-74U and the BS-1 grenade launcher, which has the ability to silently fire.

The maximum sighting range when firing from a grenade launcher of such a complex is 400 m.

Another variant of such a weapon with the original name is SSK-1 ("Silence" rifle-grenade launcher). This is a Soviet development, which was actively used by special units, for example, during the war in Afghanistan. The chief designer of Tishina is Georgy Petropavlov.

An overview of these types of weapons, which were used by the KGB special forces, is presented on the Lazarev Tactical channel. The article describes the design features of special-purpose rifle and grenade launcher systems, and the options for their combat use:

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  1. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 17 November 2020 18: 30
    a very necessary thing for a certain circle of people. yes
  2. Asad
    Asad 17 November 2020 18: 34
    Interesting samples, I learned a lot of new things on VO!
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 17 November 2020 18: 42
    I never cease to be amazed at the originality of the names))
  4. SaLaR
    SaLaR 17 November 2020 18: 45
    Silence ... they just showed it ... they didn't give anyone in their hands ...))) Only PBS-nicknames ... twisted on the trunks))
  5. businessv
    businessv 17 November 2020 19: 57
    An overview of these types of weapons, which were used by the KGB special forces, is presented on the Lazarev Tactical channel.
    Thanks for the information, very interesting! PBS is not news for a long time, but the grenade launcher, and even silent - it's cool!
  6. tatarin1972
    tatarin1972 17 November 2020 21: 43
    The Canaryka complex was used by scout divers in the MRP.
  7. Magmax
    Magmax 17 November 2020 22: 13
    hi If they make another they can call it Cat. LOL :)
  8. -Dmitry-
    -Dmitry- 18 November 2020 17: 37
    In fact, there is essentially nothing in the video. One water, of which there is a sea on the Internet.
  9. cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 19 November 2020 00: 11
    "Silence" for 7,62mm, "Canary" for 5,45mm. Caliber VOG-T - 30mm, armor-piercing incendiary - armor penetration up to 15mm ... My opinion is too little. For the OKG-40 "Iskra" rifle grenade launcher, the OKV-40 grenade with a 43mm caliber pierced up to 50mm at a right angle, but at an angle of 45 degrees, the armor penetration decreased by 33-57%. The factor of "noiselessness" disappears when a grenade is triggered ... Today there are (in the USA) 12-gauge bullets FRAG-12 for shotguns with armor penetration up to 10mm, effective range up to 200m.