Small arms

SKS

Posted on May 3, 2007. Filed under: Small arms |

A 7.62mm semi-automatic carbine with an effective range of 400 meters, the SKS has a 10 round integral magazine and an ROF of 30-35 rounds per minute. The SKS resembles a conventional bolt action rifle but is equipped with an integral folding bayonet under the muzzle.

Used extensively by the Vietcong, it weighed 3.86kg, had a length of 1020mm and a muzzle velocity of 735m per second.

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AK-47

Posted on May 3, 2007. Filed under: Small arms |

Easily recognized with its high front sights, large selector/safety switch on the right side and the long, curved banana magazine, this is the Soviet version with a conventional wooden buttstock. The AK-47 is a gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle which has a semiautomatic ROF of 40 rounds (effective range about 400 meters), increasing to 100 rounds on fully automatic (effective range about 300 meters). It has a 30 round detachable box magazine. Renowned for it’s durability, the AK-47 is shorter and heavier than the M-16 but with a lower ROF and muzzle velocity.

 

Chicom Type-56 Rifle

The Chinese copy of the original Soviet AK-47, the Type-56 has a folding metal stock.

 

 

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