PKM Machine Gun

The PKM machine gun is a Soviet made 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun in use since 1969, replacing the original PK machine gun made in 1961 which was a bit heavier.  The PKM machine gun is still in use by the Russian military in mostly infantry units either held or as a vehicle-mounted firearm, either as an anti-personal or anti-aircraft weapon when put on a special AA mount.  The barrel of the PKM machine gun is not fluted as the PK, and has a different style shorter flash hider. The feed cover is strengthened by the introduction of stamped ribs. The tripod has a special mount for the belt box, so a mounted PKM gun can be moved through the battlefield without the need for unloading before movement and subsequent loading in a new position.

The PKM machine guns that are available usually are the Yugoslavian M84 and the Romanian Mitraliera Model 66.

PKM machine gun specifications:

  • Caliber: 7.62mmX54r
  • Weight: 7.5 Kg
  • Length: 116 Cm
  • Length of barrel: 64.5 mm
  • Feed: belts of 100, 200, 250 rounds.
  • Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute.

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