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Russian heavy caliber 12,7-mm machine gun "Kord"

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In modern realities, the role of large-caliber (heavy) machine guns in armed conflicts is increasing, which determines their development and production in Russia, the USA, Great Britain, Belgium and other countries of the world. At the same time, an analysis of the technical characteristics of Russian large-caliber machine guns in comparison with the widely-spread and most well-known foreign counterparts shows that, in terms of the rate of fire, their weight and size characteristics and reliability of the automation, Russian machine guns are superior to foreign ones. First of all, we are talking about the newest large-caliber machine gun "Kord".


A large-caliber 12,7-mm machine gun “Kord” (“the design of gunsmiths-Degtyarevtsev”) was developed by specialists of the Degtyarev Arms Plant (ZID) in the 1990's. This machine gun was intended to be replaced in the troops 12,7-mm machine guns NSV and NSVT "Rock". The main reason for the replacement was the division of the country. Production of large-caliber machine guns NSV is currently located on the territory of Ukraine. In addition, when creating their own Russian large-caliber machine gun, Russian designers, gunsmiths, were faced with the task of improving the accuracy of shooting.

The gunners of the ZID plant in a short time were able to create an 12,7-mm machine gun, which was designed to meet all modern realities and was eventually adopted by the Russian army as part of a number of unified models under the designation "Kord". Machine gun "cord" is automatic weapon, having tape feed (feed cartridges can be carried out both on the right and on the left side). The barrel of the machine gun has air cooling and is quick-change, it provides uniform heating of the barrel when firing, and hence its uniform thermal expansion (deformation). Due to this, it was possible to improve the accuracy of shooting compared to the large-caliber machine gun "Rock" in 1,5-2 times. The Kord machine gun is designed to destroy fire weapons and lightly armored targets, as well as enemy infantry at a distance of 1,5-2 kilometers, as well as combat air targets at slant distances of 1,5 kilometers.

Russian heavy caliber 12,7-mm machine gun "Kord"

At the heart of the design of the machine gun "Kord" is the venting automatic. The barrel is locked with a wedge gate. The trigger mechanism has a fuse from the production of random shots and can be controlled both in manual mode (from the trigger, which is installed on the machine), and from electric release (in the tank version of the machine gun).

It is worth noting that the large-caliber machine gun "Kord" is the first in the world, which allows firing from a bipod, and, if necessary, even with the hands of an arrow. Today it is the easiest among all full-fledged 12,7-mm machine guns. For example, the American Browning M2 Heavy Barrel machine gun of the same caliber, mounted on a tripod machine, weighs 58 kg, while even the body of the American machine gun weighs 38 kg, which is almost 20% more than the weight of the Russian bipod. Another American machine gun, XM312, although it weighs less than the Kord, but cannot be considered its full-fledged counterpart because of its very low rate of fire — only 260 rds / min (207,84 g / s versus 520 g / sec for Kord ). The weight characteristics of the modern Russian 12,7-mm machine gun make it possible to raise the question of replacing the Kalashnikov machine gun in the platoon level, especially considering that another domestic machine gun, the Pecheneg, 7,62-caliber, weighs only 8,2 kg on bipods, which allows them to equip them with small branch instead of RPK-74 or RPK.

At the same time, a new large-caliber machine gun is able to conduct effective fire from both trained and unprepared fire, moving and stationary vehicles, buildings and structures in any position of the fighter. At the same time, the relatively small weight of the entire complex, as well as the available ability to quickly transfer a machine gun from a marching to a combat position, allows the crew to easily change their firing position. That, in turn, increases the survivability of the calculation, as well as the effectiveness and suddenness of the impact on the enemy. An important and quite attractive feature of the Kord for the Russian Armed Forces is the similarity of its docking and mass-dimensional characteristics with the Utes machine gun, which allows replacing the latter in all existing complexes without performing any additional maintenance.


When creating a new machine gun, the gunsmith designers from Kovrov succeeded in successfully solving 3 important design problems:
- they were able to reduce the recoil energy and increase the stability of the machine gun, which made it possible to create an infantry version of the machine gun "Kord", which is installed on the bipod;
- to ensure the process of independence of the actions of the mechanisms of the barrel and automation, which eliminates the resonant oscillations of the weapon and has a positive effect on the accuracy of shooting;
- significantly increase the survivability of the barrel of the machine gun, which for the first time allowed the automatic weapon of such a large caliber to be equipped with a single barrel.

Purposeful work on the development of a new machine gun was completed in 1997, in 1998 it was already adopted in 3 main versions: 6P49 (tank), 6P50 (infantry) and 6P51 (with left-handed power). Basic is tank machine gun "Cord", which is equipped with an electric trigger. The infantry version of the machine gun is designed for installation in machine gun systems and on machine tools and is designed for effective fire support of infantry units in battle. The machine gun version with left-handed power is used for joint use with right-handed machine guns - as part of coaxial installations of land and sea based.

An analysis by specialists of the use of large-caliber machine guns in modern combat operations has demonstrated that, when used in infantry combat formations, the weight of the machine gun cannot exceed 40 kg. In addition, the need to create a single large-caliber 12,7-mm machine gun, which would be used both on armored vehicles, cars and helicopters, and after being removed from them, could be used directly in the combat formations of the infantry. At the same time, all existing infantry complexes of such caliber had a number of significant drawbacks that impede such use. The main one, of course, was a significant weight, which limited the mobility of the soldiers, as well as the insufficient stability of the accuracy characteristics of the weapon.


It was to eliminate all the above disadvantages and expand the capabilities of combat use was created and promoted as a single unified large-caliber 12,7-mm machine gun "Kord" on the bipod (6P50-1), which can be mounted on military equipment and a variety of machines, as well as used as a manual.

For firing from the machine gun "Kord" 12,7-mm cartridges with bullets BZT-44 and B-32 are used. A machine gun is fired with short (2-3 shots) and long bursts (10-15 shots), continuous shooting can also be used. The power of the machine gun is made from a portable magazine, which is designed for 50 cartridges. Firing is allowed with machine-gun laying on the side of the machine. The design of the machine and machine gun provides a wide firing sector both vertically and horizontally, while maintaining high accuracy and accuracy of fire. For aiming the machine gun is equipped with an open-type mechanical sight, it can also be equipped with various versions of optical sights and night vision sights.

A very high level of technical solutions implemented in the machine gun provided Korda with universal operational and combat qualities. The Russian machine gun differs from its direct analogues:
- reliability of work and the ability to conduct a fairly intense fire without additional cooling of the barrel of the machine gun while maintaining aiming accuracy;
- high level of reliability at ambient air temperature from –50 to + 50 degrees Celsius, after immersion in water, in dusty conditions, without lubrication and cleaning for many days, during icing and in other extreme operating conditions;
- stability of the rate of fire and accuracy of the battle, accuracy of the entire technical resource exploitation;
- convenience of service.


Complete with stand and machine-gun installation "Kord" with bipods can be mounted on any armored or automotive equipment, boats, railway platforms, ships, helicopters. In the case of placing a machine gun on an object, its design allows mounting the cartridge box on the swinging part of the installation, collecting tape links, spent cartridges or their reflection (down-to the right or forward), fix the machine gun in the “traveling” mode, quickly shift the machine gun relative to the installation for placement inside the carrier of the door, hatch and so on.

Today, a version of the Kord machine gun has also been created, which can use the widely used NATO ammunition model 12,7x99-mm (Russian cartridge 12,7х108-mm). The production of these cartridges today is engaged in the 22 state. Operational and technical characteristics of this version of the machine gun are similar to the basic version with structural differences between the feed mechanism and the barrel.

In modern realities, the single Kord heavy machine gun, used in conjunction with the AGN-30 30-mm automatic grenade launcher, as well as the new 12,7-mm sniper rifle, the Kornet-E ATGM and the Igla-S MANPADS ideally fit into the concept weapons of mobile units of special forces.


Performance characteristics:

Caliber - 12,7-mm (cartridge 12,7х108-mm).
Target firing range - to 2000 m.
The shooting rate is at least 600 shots / min.
The initial speed of the bullet - 829-860 m / s.
The angles of the horizontal pickup on the bipod ± 15 degrees.
Mass machine gun without a machine - 25 kg, with a machine - 32 kg.
Barrel weight - 9,25 kg.
The mass of the tape with 50 cartridges is 7,7 kg, the mass of the loaded magazine is 11,1 kg.
The technical resource of the barrel - at least 10 000 shots.
Maximum armor penetration at a distance of 100 meters - up to 20 mm.

Information sources:
http://otvaga2004.ru/kaleydoskop/kaleydoskop-inf/pulemet-kord
http://www.zid.ru/products/defence/44/detail/176
http://army-news.ru/2011/08/krupnokalibernyj-pulemyot-kord
http://worldweapon.ru/strelok/kord.php
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  1. 10kAzAk01
    10kAzAk01 3 December 2013 08: 09
    +8
    decent car!
    1. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal 3 December 2013 09: 28
      +9
      I would even say (as a joke) not a decent car

      It’s better not to get into a western rat in battle! am
    2. AVV
      AVV 3 December 2013 10: 54
      +7
      But no one wants to take risks in the military-industrial complex and place production in unpredictable Ukraine, although there are capacities, engineers, good work teams, production sites !!! Production will be established in Russia !!! While Yanukovych rushes between Europe and Russia, Ukrainian enterprises are losing huge grandmas !!!
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 3 December 2013 11: 01
        11
        "The production of heavy machine guns NSV is currently located in Ukraine"
        Quote: AVV
        Production will be established in Russia !!! While Yanukovych rushes between Europe and Russia, Ukrainian enterprises are losing huge headstock !!!

        As far as I know, the cliffs were collected and collected at the Metallist plant, Uralsk, Kazakhstan.
        In addition, Poland, Bulgaria, India and Iran received licenses for its assembly.
        1. marshes
          marshes 3 December 2013 11: 24
          +4
          Quote: bazilio
          As far as I know, the cliffs were collected and collected at the Metallist plant, Uralsk, Kazakhstan.

          I confirm. There have been attempts to remake under the cartridge 12,7 x 99 mm, for export.
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 3 December 2013 20: 47
            +2
            Dear Bolot, good evening! Could you tell ? I heard that several thousand "Cliffs" were made in Uralsk and the production was closed and it was already impossible to resume. Is it so ?
            Regards, Dauren.
            1. marshes
              marshes 3 December 2013 21: 59
              +1
              Quote: Kasym
              Dauren.

              Greetings, I honestly don’t know.
              The metalworker had problems with the sale of products, so they experimented with NATO ammunition, there the Israelis were still spinning with a remotely controlled module, they were trying to produce a revolver for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, it didn’t work.
              1. Kasym
                Kasym 4 December 2013 18: 59
                +2
                Thanks for the info .
  2. makarov
    makarov 3 December 2013 08: 39
    +4
    A good unit tested in battle and time.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 December 2013 09: 08
    +7
    First of all, we are talking about the latest large-caliber machine gun "Kord".


    Of course, not quite the latest, but one of the latest developments. Article +.
  4. Ols76
    Ols76 3 December 2013 09: 14
    +3
    good machine!
  5. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign 3 December 2013 09: 41
    10
    To be honest, I was waiting for an article about this machine gun. When there were only "Cliffs". I have met the mention of "Korda" several times in the literature - I got interested. Thank you for the article!
    Apparently, a very unique machine gun turned out. It is great that our modern gunsmiths continue the traditions of Fedorov, Degtyarev, Kalashnikov!
    The possibility of using a large-caliber machine gun on the bipod, on the machine increases the capabilities of the MCB, if Cord becomes a platoon machine gun. The range of tasks is being expanded by increasing the firepower of the unit. Very well.
  6. AlexA
    AlexA 3 December 2013 09: 42
    +4
    It would be interesting to see the constructive scheme. How was it possible to increase accuracy and reduce the recoil momentum? After all, this is not shamanism. There must be a technical solution.
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 3 December 2013 11: 13
      +1
      Quote: AlexA
      It would be interesting to see the constructive scheme.

      Yes Yes Yes. otherwise only a superficial description of the construction is found everywhere
      1. Timeout
        Timeout 3 December 2013 14: 23
        +3
        Here is a manual on "Kord" http://narod.ru/disk/23697412000/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B4.rar.html
  7. Rex
    Rex 3 December 2013 10: 25
    +6
    Replaces them with a PC in the platoon - not adequately.
    And it’s heavy and ammunition
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 3 December 2013 10: 48
      +4
      Quote: Rex
      Replaces them with a PC in the platoon - not adequately.
      And it’s heavy and ammunition


      It is better not to replace, but to supplement by making appropriate changes in the organizational structure.
      1. lukke
        lukke 3 December 2013 12: 43
        +3
        There is a replacement for PC for a long time - Pecheneg
        1. Rex
          Rex 3 December 2013 13: 07
          +3
          Not such a replacement.
          Well, there was a PC, upgraded - it became PKM, another modernized - PKP.
          There is nothing globally new in it.
          1. lukke
            lukke 3 December 2013 13: 13
            +4
            There is nothing globally new in it
            I think then you poorly studied the materiel: Pecheneg does not have a removable barrel, the resource of which is more than PKMvsky with improved ballistic indicators. Plus, there is a design feature in the upper part, which contributes to the removal of hot streams when shooting, worsening the aiming of the machine gunner. Isn’t that enough? I am silent about changes in the design of the bipod
            1. Rex
              Rex 3 December 2013 18: 50
              +2
              Wrote "globally new"
              The lack of interchangeable shafts and changes in the design do not suit the global ones much - in my opinion.
        2. luiswoo
          luiswoo 3 December 2013 20: 13
          +2
          Quote: lukke
          There is a replacement for PC for a long time - Pecheneg

          By the way, it is strange that for Kord there is still no variation with the trunk like that of Pecheneg. For a tank, a boat, a helicopter - a removable barrel is a dubious advantage, the Pecheneg variant looks more appropriate.
          1. lukke
            lukke 3 December 2013 20: 25
            +2
            It seems to me that everything rests on those nuances: if you thicken the walls of the barrel in proportion to its caliber on the Cord, its mass will increase, and it’s already decent with it. Then almost immediately one of its main advantages will disappear. And taking into account his practice of using it is enough that there is - he is not intended to mow infantry in chains, as in the Chapaev film.
            1. luiswoo
              luiswoo 3 December 2013 21: 59
              +1
              Pecheneg’s carcass weight is only one kilogram more than a PC. And even if the mass of the Kord increases by 5 kg, it is still not important for stationary use, as for example anti-aircraft.
      2. Rex
        Rex 3 December 2013 13: 02
        +4
        There's no point
        We put 4 calculations - 8 people. For a platoon, a very large increase.
        For what and why?
        In the offensive, they do not sweat - 40 kg. barrel and 50 rounds. Plus the rest is yours - you can't run. Enter 4 Tigers into the platoon for transportation?
        Pull up to suppress machine gun and AGS? It is possible, if the "armor" is stuck, knocked out, cannot pass. And from the RPG in any way. But also occasionally.
        In defense? And against whom? With BMP / BTR you do not stretch for a long time, it’s not reasonable to hit the infantry and the tape is small.
        In my opinion, only from a company does it make sense - as a means of reinforcement.
        But then "Tiger" + Kord + AGS
    2. Sour
      Sour 3 December 2013 12: 25
      +1
      Yes, it seems that such a task is not posed.
      This is an appendage to the 7.62 machine guns (not necessarily a PC, there are others)
      1. Rex
        Rex 3 December 2013 13: 08
        +1
        In the article itself, such a proposal was to replace it with a PC in a platoon
    3. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 3 December 2013 14: 44
      +5
      Quote: Rex
      Replaces them with a PC in the platoon - not adequately.
      And it’s heavy and ammunition

      ??
      Why compare the 7,62mm company machine gun with the large-caliber 12,7mm ???
      They have different purposes and tasks.

      The PC is the most serious and effective portable source of direct infantry fire support.

      Cliff and Cord have their own specific tasks.
      It is effective on armored vehicles, and on stationary objects in the form of checkpoints.
      He is magnificent in a good position with a competent machine gunner. Such a "bundle" will not allow the enemy to reach the protected object within the range of his effective fire from small arms (automatic machine gun fire). To pick out a good machine gunner with an NSV is possible only with the use of heavy weapons, for example, with a mortar.

      I very rarely saw specialists from the NVS. He himself dragged him in a group through the mountains ... They took him apart and dragged him in a crowd. Those who didn’t carry the "pieces of iron" were cartridges. The tape was disassembled by the soldiers in a cell (10 rounds in the cell).
      This is not an easy task.
      Special NSV is needed only if it is required to perform a SPECIFIC Combat Mission.
      And so ... they’d better grab an extra PC with a removable barrel, there will be more benefit.

      So PC and NSV (Kord) are different fields of berries. Although very excellent "berries".
      good
    4. typhoon7
      typhoon7 3 December 2013 19: 46
      +1
      I agree, different weight categories, caliber and tasks. And as a replacement for the NSV just right, a good gun. Respect to the author.
  8. Admiral 013
    Admiral 013 3 December 2013 11: 05
    +2
    Get somewhere a shell from such a fool! Na.ren tear all that is possible!
  9. tchoni
    tchoni 3 December 2013 11: 35
    +8
    Quote: Hudo
    It is better not to replace, but to supplement by making appropriate changes in the organizational structure

    Yeah - the machine gun compartment. If 50 rounds of weight for it weigh 10 kg, and the machine gunner’s ammunition is 700 rounds - then the weight of the round - 700/50 * 10 = 140 kg + kg 35 the machine gun itself, the machine tool and sights - and we get a compartment of small horses loaded with 20 kg each to the usual calculation. (it’s better to have an AGS or a recoilless one)

    No, guys, Kord is good at armor, on blocks, or even on what wheels - and it's hard in the field with him. Therefore, PKM cannot be replaced by it. And not because he is heavy and blows away with the return of a machine gunner, but because a normal BK is difficult to carry to him.
    1. marshes
      marshes 3 December 2013 11: 45
      0
      Quote: tchoni
      No, guys, Kord is good at armor, on blocks, or even on what wheels - and it's hard in the field with him. Therefore, PKM cannot be replaced by it. And not because he is heavy and blows away with the return of a machine gunner, but because a normal BK is difficult to carry to him.

      I agree with you, here is an interesting caliber, 8,6x64 mm. There is already an “average” GD Lightweight Medium Machine Gun / LWMMG machine gun.
      1. lukke
        lukke 3 December 2013 13: 08
        +1
        For his class, he has an acceptable mass. Especially when carrying Cord, you can scatter the fighters: one body, another machine, third BC. Spirits out in the mountains of the DShK dragged, and our NSV-12,7 took. At long distances, there is no alternative. KPVT on a wheeled machine just can not be dragged far)
      2. Timeout
        Timeout 3 December 2013 14: 08
        +2
        Designed and tested. But the small arms commission will most likely turn it off, due to the high cost of ammunition, so the machine gun itself. Cartridge "paw norm" costs 1,5 times more than 12,7x99 Browning.
    2. Sour
      Sour 3 December 2013 12: 27
      +1
      Quote: tchoni
      No, guys, Kord is good at armor, on blocks, or even on what wheels - and it's hard in the field with him. Therefore, PKM cannot be replaced by it. And not because he is heavy and blows away with the return of a machine gunner, but because a normal BK is difficult to carry to him.

      To solve defensive tasks - a good machine gun.
      And in World War II there were 12.7 machine guns, in addition to the RPD.
    3. SIT
      SIT 3 December 2013 12: 30
      +4
      Quote: tchoni
      Yeah - the machine gun compartment. If 50 rounds of weight for it weigh 10 kg, and a machine gunner’s ammunition load of 700 rounds — then the weight of the round of ammunition is 700/50 * 10 = 140 kg + kg 35 the machine gun itself, the machine tool and sights - and we get the separation of small horses loaded with 20 kg each to the usual calculation. (it’s better to have an ACS or some kind of recoilless) No, guys, Kord is good at armor, at blocks, or even at what wheels - and in the field it’s hard. Therefore, PKM cannot be replaced by it. And not because he is heavy and blows away with the return of a machine gunner, but because a normal BK is difficult to carry to him.

      At an AGS, a tape with 29 charges weighs 14.5 kg and a range of 1700 m. Himself also 30 pounds with the machine. But if you still drag 25kg of Kord into the mountains, then with optics, he’ll really make the first line 2 km make everyone lay on the other side. Their RMB will be useless at such a distance and destroyed after a short shot from Korda. This 12.7mm bullet flies next to the arm, then the elbow joint turns out to hell and the ligaments break like rags, and if it gets at least somewhere it will immediately load 200.
      1. Rex
        Rex 3 December 2013 13: 17
        +3
        So the fact of the matter is that it still needs to be dragged into the mountains. And not 50 rounds of ammunition
        For the sake of one turn? Then it’s better to carry a 12,7 rifle
        They’ll kick back, go away and try to get around.
        For group weapons and mobility, both the time of transfer to combat and the reload time are important.
        And ranges of 2 km are not always present.
        Although the reference, like the AGS - a thing. Even in the sense of intimidation
      2. lukke
        lukke 3 December 2013 13: 17
        +3
        They also worked on the AGS-17 "flame", as a result AGS-30 (one and a half to two times lighter, and the characteristics are the same)
        1. bask
          bask 3 December 2013 17: 14
          +2
          Heavy machine gun 6P62. (As on another branch-analogues in the world NO).
          TTX
          Caliber 12,7 mm.
          Weight (without cartridges) 15 kg.
          The curb weight of the store is 3,5 kg.
          Rate of fire 400-500 r / min.
          Length with butt 1200 mm.
          Length without butt 950 mm.
          The initial bullet speed 620-645 m / s.
          Sighting range up to 1000 m.
          1. Aleks tv
            Aleks tv 3 December 2013 17: 37
            +2
            Quote: bask
            Heavy machine gun 6P62.

            Good evening, Andrey. Glad to see you.
            hi
            6P62 is a very peculiar machine:
            - slightly reduced initial speed and rate of fire,
            - reduced range (to 1000m),
            - reduced noise
            - cartridge 12,7x54 or 12.7x108?

            So I want to say - a hand gun for a short distance.
            Is he needed in the linear units of infantry or is it useful only to specialists?
            Many can not decide.
            Try it, what kind of beast ...
            wink
            1. luiswoo
              luiswoo 3 December 2013 20: 22
              +1
              12.7x108, all other parameters are reduced due to the stub barrel. And this "miracle" is not rested on anyone until there are massive 6+ protection class bulletproof vests.
            2. bask
              bask 3 December 2013 21: 35
              +3
              Quote: Aleks tv
              So I want to say - a hand gun for a short distance.

              Good evening Lesh.
              So, I mean, for fighting in the city, at short distances. During special operations against militants.
              Quote: luiswoo
              Bulk body armor 6+ protection class.

              Even if they appear, if such a bullet hits with such enormous muzzle energy, the bronic will not save (it simply breaks all the bones and tears all the insides).
              Contusion of internal organs.
  10. bazilio
    bazilio 3 December 2013 11: 35
    +5
    Thanks to the author for the article.

    The world's first KK machine gun from which to actually shoot from the bipod.
    I saw the video from the exhibition, seem to be in Abu Dhabi, where Kord completely surpassed the old Browning M2 and Kazakh (yes, Kazakh) cliff. And surpassed both in accuracy and reliability. Well, of course the weight.
    I agree with the author - Kord is probably the best heavy machine gun at the moment. But time does not stand still.
    I hope in the bowels of the ZID that the designers are already ripening plans for the further modernization of Kord.
    1. Kasym
      Kasym 3 December 2013 21: 41
      +6
      bazilio, welcome! At that time my friend was there from Kazspetsexport. So, I bought a disc "Shock Force", just with this film about Kord (Kovrovskie ORuzheiniki-Degtyarevtsy). Once I was sitting with this friend at a friend's. He talks about a trip to the Emirates. They carried them like brandy under the guise of pomegranates - instead of them they put brandy in a box with pomegranates. And upon arrival, the authorities: "Listen to the inventory of so many ammunition, but in fact ...!" “And who drank cognac with the Russians, but with the Arabs? Forgotten, commander?” “So where did you get the cognac! Did you bring cognac instead of pomegranates?” “Well, yes! Who needs them there? They don’t have pomegranates? Well, I’m ... well, it’s not our way to go empty! Guests and all that! Not to treat the same Russians with Russian vodka? They were not empty there either , but we are not in competition - cognac, in a general's style !!! "." Well done, well done! Come on, hurry up somehow. Used it at a demonstration or something else, think of it. Well, understood, let's act! " And I remember this movie. "And what is it about our mess with the" Cliff "at the Arabs at the exhibition. The Russians praise" Kord ", and our" Cliff "rolled into dust. They say that they did not shoot in a sandstorm at all. They could not even hit a target under favorable conditions They put the whole tape in milk. " My friend's ... jaw dropped. "Everything there was a bunch!" Cliff "is a Soviet, time-tested machine gun and it showed itself well at the exhibition. Why do the Russians spit in their own garden - was it on every tank (standard weapon)? Cord - yes a cool machine, its only plus is weight. In terms of indicators, the Utes is not worse. And I think that a replaceable barrel for a large caliber is necessary - you never know what. " ... "I bought a CD for Kurmangazy-Baiseitov. Why should I lie?" We meet after a while and he says that the nonsense in that film about the Cliff and even called up with the Russians. "Yes, it's advertising. You understand." hi
  11. tchoni
    tchoni 3 December 2013 11: 49
    +1
    In general, it would be nice to provide a modification with the possibility of long-term automatic firing (at least at the cost of the weight of the device itself.)
    1. vkrav
      vkrav 3 December 2013 23: 56
      +1
      A classmate served at one time in a fortified area on the Chinese border ... They had paired DShKMs with flowing water-cooled barrels ... A fortress, a window, an option. So nothing is new ... Surely KORD has a similar modification ( or easily implemented when needed).
  12. Booby
    Booby 3 December 2013 11: 53
    +6
    Special forces in the North Caucasus praise "Kord".
    And they say that poher is that hard.

    Taking into account the experience of the war in Syria, where the militants have long been no longer sticking out the windows for firing, but using narrow embrasures right in the walls, such penetrating weapons as "Kord" and large-caliber sniper rifles are essential in the subdivisions.
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 3 December 2013 13: 52
      +1
      Quote: Bukh
      Special forces in the North Caucasus praise "Kord".
      And they say that poher is that hard.

      Everything is known in comparison; all the closest analogues are harder anyway.
      Quote: Bukh
      Taking into account the experiences of the war in Syria, where the militants have long been no longer sticking out of the windows for firing, but using narrow embrasures right in the walls, such penetrating weapons as "Kord" and large-caliber sniper rifles are simply necessary in subdivisions

      I wonder how many cm of brick or concrete breaks Kord, if anyone has infa, share
      1. Timeout
        Timeout 3 December 2013 14: 12
        +3
        Quote: bazilio
        I wonder how many cm of brick or concrete breaks Kord, if anyone has infa, share


        A wall of 2 silicate bricks, B-32 sews on the fly. Reinforced concrete beam 40x40 cm. Seismic belt carries 5-cartridge burst.
  13. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 3 December 2013 14: 24
    +9
    The author speaks as an amateur who obviously never ran through the mountains with a weapon and did not use it in practice, and therefore speaks complete nonsense. The machine is good, but ... it is heavy, anyway. The XM312 is much lighter. In addition, the high rate of fire of a large-caliber machine gun when firing at ground targets is not only not an advantage, but even harmful. Because of the strong recoil, even on the machine gun, the machine gun strongly "leads", I'm not talking about bipod shooting. Therefore, the Americans chose a low rate of fire to increase accuracy and reduce the heat load on the barrel - since carrying heavy spare barrels for a machine gun is not a pleasant pleasure, it is better to take more ammunition. When shooting in the summer, bursts from the bipod due to the fact that the machine gun is very low to the ground, gases flowing out of the muzzle brake raise a lot of dust, which covers the target and makes further shooting useless, in addition, they also unmask the machine gun. In a platoon, it will not be able to replace the RPK or any other machine gun 7,62 by definition, and it is not necessary. Its firepower is excessive due to the high rate of fire, due to which the accuracy suffers. In addition, in the platoon, everything rests on ammunition, large-caliber cartridges and the tape itself is very heavy. A small infantry unit will not be able to carry a lot of heavy ammunition, which will be used up very quickly in case of intense fire resistance. Also spare barrels are heavy too. It is no coincidence that large-caliber machine guns are installed mainly on cars, since in this case it is possible to carry a larger amount of ammunition. Besides, large-caliber machine guns are anyway less mobile when used manually. A machine gunner with an RPK may well move around the battlefield alone and carry a sufficient number of cartridges, but a machine gunner with a large-caliber machine gun will no longer be able to run alone with such a weight and carry a sufficient number of cartridges with him - he needs to organize a constant additional supply of ammunition, which in conditions of modern, often fleeting battle, in complete confusion, is impossible. Caliber 7,62 is more preferable in this case. To disable single protected targets or targets at a distance of 1000-1800 m in a platoon, large-caliber rifles are quite enough - they fire more accurately at low ammunition consumption and can quickly change places, move around the battlefield, choosing a convenient position and not unmasking themselves. Actually, a large-caliber machine gun is most likely a weapon of checkpoints and trench defense. Well, and a means of support from the second line, "shoving" it into a platoon, replacing it with 7,62 mm machine guns, is stupid.
    1. Sour
      Sour 3 December 2013 14: 55
      +3
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      Actually, a heavy machine gun is most likely a weapon of roadblocks and trench defense.

      Certainly.
      And what, weapons of this type are not needed?
      For battles in a village where the pace of advancement is slow, this is also not an extra weapon.
      Installing it on a car or armored personnel carrier also looks promising.
      And do not compare it with the PKK. Here, rather, it is appropriate, a comparison with AGS-17, the tasks will be similar.
    2. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 3 December 2013 14: 58
      +2
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      In the platoon, he will not be able to replace the PKK or any other 7,62 machine gun by definition, and this is not necessary

      Great comment, it was a pleasure to read. It is a pity that your name is not in the "cabinet".
      good
      That would remove some emotions ...
      wink

      PC and NSV (or Cord) have different tasks. Each is good in its application niche.

      And the large-caliber Kord is, by and large, a modernized cliff.
      A very good mafia for their tasks.
      NSWT with faulty military equipment were wildly popular at checkpoints. His service is not very different from a PC, and they are structurally similar.

      By article:
      The production of large-caliber machine guns NSV is currently located in Ukraine.

      Sergey, unfortunately, is almost not so.
      Uralsk, Kazakhstan.
    3. alex-cn
      alex-cn 3 December 2013 15: 03
      +2
      I agree that in the Kord’s motorized platoon, it’s overkill, but in the machine-gun anti-tank platoon, 2-3 companies would look very out of place, plus the possibility of scaring a helicopter to death.
      1. lukke
        lukke 3 December 2013 20: 18
        +2
        Show me at least one commander of the MRV on an armored personnel carrier or an infantry fighting vehicle, who would be opposed to having this machine lying in one of the cars? You can’t drive everywhere on armor, and caliber 12,7 and 1-2 km of slaughter of confidence add confidence
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    4. Timeout
      Timeout 4 December 2013 16: 36
      0
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      XM312 is much easier.

      And what have they already adopted?
  14. the47th
    the47th 3 December 2013 16: 07
    +1
    Chinese QJG-89 weighs 17,5 kg (plus machine 8,5 kg), "Kord" is no longer the lightest.
  15. the47th
    the47th 3 December 2013 16: 07
    0
    Chinese QJG-89 weighs 17,5 kg (plus machine 8,5 kg), "Kord" is no longer the lightest.
  16. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 3 December 2013 16: 32
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    http://weapon.at.ua/photo/10-0-3186-3http://small_arms.academic.ru/747/%D0%A2%D0

    % B8% D0% BF_89 ___ QJG_89

    http://world.guns.ru/machine/ch/type-9-hmg-r.html
  17. amigo1969
    amigo1969 3 December 2013 16: 56
    +1
    Specialists! Who will speak competently about this "apparatus" ?? Who worked with him? Yuzal "Pecheneg" - I liked it. Although I am suspicious of new products.
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 3 December 2013 17: 22
      +1
      Quote: amigo1969
      Yuzal "Pecheneg" - I liked it. Although I am suspicious of new products.

      And how, Roman?

      - Is pecheneg really a replaceable barrel unnecessarily?
      Does the barrel on the PC heat up more?
      - Structurally in detail, does it look like a PC?

      Curious just to hear.
      wink
      And "Korda" few courted, that's for sure.
      1. amigo1969
        amigo1969 4 December 2013 18: 11
        +1
        Experience with "Pecheneg" - shooting one tape at the range. Impressions: a well-made car (PCM quality), thickened barrel, no haze (thanks to the installed thermal strip, it is also a carrying handle). It hits exactly. One of the reasons, apparently, is the bipod. The owner's reviews are very flattering.
    2. poquello
      poquello 4 December 2013 00: 00
      +2
      Quote: amigo1969
      Specialists! Who will speak competently about this "apparatus" ?? Who worked with him? Yuzal "Pecheneg" - I liked it. Although I am suspicious of new products.

      paraphrase caught a Syrian officer
      "What weapon do you prefer?

      ANSWER: AKM. Stechkin, I like Kord very much. "
      http://vk.com/wall13730585_244
  18. Krilion
    Krilion 3 December 2013 17: 35
    0
    the fighter in the photo is some kind of blurred into a hollow .. the feeling that a machine gun weighs twice this body ...
  19. tchoni
    tchoni 3 December 2013 17: 56
    +2
    A little about accuracy, accuracy and power.
    Who watched tank biathlon? All? Then pay attention to the exercise of hitting a hovering helicopter from the NSVT at a distance of 800 m. For its execution, 20 rounds were issued (if the memory does not change), the shield there is quite large 2 by 3 meters. So, every second crew managed not to get into the shield. And the distance is only 800 m.
    Personal experience. Shooting at a similar target at a similar distance and releasing a box of 50 rounds, I observed only 2 lesions in the target. (horseradish I'm a machine gunner)
    Such results personally make me think that the range declared by the plant is 1,5-2 km - the range of firing at a group target. And hitting a single target at such a distance is problematic even for a sniper (I assume that the training of tank biathlon crews is slightly higher than mine). This, incidentally, may well apply to large-caliber rifles.
    But an interesting point in the PCM in the instructions range of aimed fire is defined as 1,5 km. T.K. the experience of using this device I have a little more than the NSW I can say that at 800 m in the shield 2na3 m of 20 rounds I will get much more than 2 times. A lethal action at this range to defeat a person is quite enough.
  20. tchoni
    tchoni 3 December 2013 17: 56
    0
    A little about accuracy, accuracy and power.
    Who watched tank biathlon? All? Then pay attention to the exercise of hitting a hovering helicopter from the NSVT at a distance of 800 m. For its execution, 20 rounds were issued (if the memory does not change), the shield there is quite large 2 by 3 meters. So, every second crew managed not to get into the shield. And the distance is only 800 m.
    Personal experience. Shooting at a similar target at a similar distance and releasing a box of 50 rounds, I observed only 2 lesions in the target. (horseradish I'm a machine gunner)
    Such results personally make me think that the range declared by the plant is 1,5-2 km - the range of firing at a group target. And hitting a single target at such a distance is problematic even for a sniper (I assume that the training of tank biathlon crews is slightly higher than mine). This, incidentally, may well apply to large-caliber rifles.
    But an interesting point in the PCM in the instructions range of aimed fire is defined as 1,5 km. T.K. the experience of using this device I have a little more than the NSW I can say that at 800 m in the shield 2na3 m of 20 rounds I will get much more than 2 times. A lethal action at this range to defeat a person is quite enough.
    1. alex-cn
      alex-cn 3 December 2013 18: 18
      +1
      Rather, the cord is needed not just to kill the enemy, but to break up the shelter in which he sits, and the enemy - how unlucky.
  21. From
    From 3 December 2013 18: 18
    +1
    Great machine! If there is a place for him and his ammunition in vehicles with bulletproof anti-fragmentation armor (even the Urals will come down with an armored vehicle) of a motorized rifle unit - you need to take them inside (and who are against it - send them to ... opu). But! For the success of this scheme, each unit soldier must be trained in the use of this machine gun. Hatred Germans grouped soldiers of the rifle squad around a single machine gun of their squad. Each soldier of the Wehrmacht rifle squad was REALLY a reserve machine gunner. The Red Army commanders were also required to train riflemen with the DP and Maxim. True, when Tymoshenko received the People’s Commissar of Defense from Voroshilov, the acceptance certificate reflected that there are not weak problems with performing discipline in the Red Army.
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  23. bullet
    bullet 3 December 2013 21: 11
    +3
    The Russian Army was armed with 12,7 mm NSV-12,7 machine guns, the manufacturer of which was the Metallist plant (Uralsk, Kazakhstan).
    Since 1992, the supply of machine guns from Kazakhstan by orders of the Ministry of Defense has been discontinued, therefore, weapons and military equipment are equipped with machine guns from the presence of the Ministry of Defense, whose stocks are extremely limited. In this regard, JSC “Plant them. V.A. Degtyareva ”(Kovrov), starting in 1994, began work on the modernization of the NSV-12,7 machine gun and the organization of its serial production.
    12,7 mm machine guns 6P49 (tank) and 6P50 (infantry) are designed to combat low-flying air targets at inclined ranges of up to 1500 m, as well as to combat lightly armored ground targets at ranges of up to 2000 m.
    Structurally, the 6P49 and 6P50 machine guns differ only in the presence of a seat for the SPP optical sight in the 6P50 machine gun.
    For the 6P49 machine gun, the 6CH37 electric trigger is used, for remote control of shooting from tanks and self-propelled guns.
    The automation of the 12,7 mm machine guns 6P49 and 6P50 (code "CORD") is based on the use of the energy of the powder gases discharged through the hole in the bore to the gas cylinder.
    Machine guns are made according to the scheme with a long stroke.
    The barrel bore is locked by turning the shutter larva to the left and combining its battle lugs with the barrel clutch lugs.
    The feed mechanism of the slide type is the same as on the NSV-12,7 machine gun. The engine through the feed lever, the feed lever earring and the rocker interact with the lower inclined protrusion of the slide frame, allowing fingers to move the feed tapes with the next cartridge.
    The machine gun is powered by ammunition when fired from a metal tape 6L19. The supply of cartridges to the receiving window and the removal of the cartridge from the tape link is carried out during rollback, and the cartridge is returned to the chamber when rolling parts are rolled.
    The ignition mechanism - shock, impact type, works due to the energy of the bolt frame during coasting.
    The trigger with the top sear holds the bolt frame with the larva on the cocking platoon and allows only automatic fire.
    The return mechanism does not fundamentally differ from the return mechanism of the NSV-12,7 machine gun, with the exception of the buffer device, which uses an annular spring consisting of a set of rings.
    The shell is extracted after firing by two extractors located diametrically in the shutter larva.
    The reflection of the sleeve (truncated cartridge) occurs in two stages. When rolling parts are rolled back, the sleeve (truncated cartridge) is shifted to the right by the reflector and is pushed forward through the sleeve of the receiver at the end of the run.
    Machine guns have a fuse against an accidental shot, the function of which is performed by a check. In the “PR” position, the check limits the movement of the sear lever and prevents an accidental shot when the trigger is pulled.
    The sight is sectorial, open type consists of a rear sight and a front sight, fully borrowed from the NSV-12,7 machine gun.
    Machine guns have a muzzle device - a flame arrester, which is designed to reduce flame during firing. The inner surface of the arrester is made in the form of a bell and has three annular grooves to reduce barrel oscillations during firing.
    Further development:
    6P49 12,7-mm machine gun "Cord" tank (right. Feed.)
    6P50 12,7 mm infantry machine gun “Kord” (st. 6T7)
    6P51 12,7-mm machine gun "Cord" tank (lev.pit.)
    6P57 12,7 mm Kord machine gun on a machine with bipods (6T19)
    6P58 12,7-mm machine gun "Cord" on the installation of 6U16
    6P59 12,7-mm machine gun "Cord" on the installation and rack
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 3 December 2013 21: 49
      0
      Quote: bullet
      In service with the Russian Army

      Good evening, Dmitry.

      A little off topic:
      Maybe you tell me, as a gunsmith:
      Is there a Pecheneg option for manning combat vehicles instead of PKT?
      Curious.

      Regards, Alexey.
      1. bullet
        bullet 3 December 2013 22: 02
        0
        Staffing has not yet encountered.
        1. Aleks tv
          Aleks tv 3 December 2013 22: 11
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          Quote: bullet
          not yet encountered.

          Ancologically.

          Thanks for the reply.
  24. bullet
    bullet 3 December 2013 21: 14
    0
    6P57 12,7 mm Kord machine gun on a machine with bipods (6T19)
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  27. bullet
    bullet 3 December 2013 21: 21
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    6P60 12,7mm 6P57 machine gun on a 7T20 machine
  28. bullet
    bullet 3 December 2013 21: 23
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    6P59 12,7-mm machine gun "Cord" on the installation and rack
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  31. voliador
    voliador 3 December 2013 23: 40
    0
    Good machine. I saw a program about small arms. The military praised.
  32. Poruchik 90
    Poruchik 90 4 December 2013 15: 46
    +1
    I had to shoot with the NSV, but it was already a long time ago, Kord continued the good technique.
  33. Arh
    Arh 21 December 2013 12: 40
    0
    [media = http: // http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v = JLsiaDyxg3M] our Cord
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  35. Arh
    Arh 21 December 2013 17: 46
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    Sniper machine gun "KORD"