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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Jul 2005, 17:07
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Post 02 Oct 2007, 06:44
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Have you used the gun in winter? Diopter sight is frequently blinded by snow and that's really annoying. It's almost impossible to clear the sight without some kind of twig.


Damn I was about to say the same. Anyway few years back some recruit won Finnish Army "innovation" contest by inventing tool to clear that sight out of snow IRC. Allso IMHO it is hard to shoot with those sights with both of your eyes opened. Besides the sights rk-62 is pretty decent gun.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 27 Sep 2007, 23:24
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Post 02 Oct 2007, 14:23
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How come the Russian military didn't use drum magazines in their magazines?

The various AK's can use the drum magazine of the RPK SAW which holds 75 rounds i think? Anyway drum magazines are not good as they weigh too much and the feeding of bullets into a barrel effects the accuracy badly. Though i suppose the accuracy thing is not essential for street fighting and the drum mags do lay down some bloody good supressing fire which is very handy and is probably more effective than accuracy in street fighting.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Aug 2007, 23:25
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Post 04 Dec 2007, 19:32
The AK-47 has helped opressed people all over the world, from the Afghan socialists, the Vietcong, the Castroist Guerillas untill the modern day Maoist Tibetans.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 27 Sep 2004, 23:23
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Post 04 Dec 2007, 22:22
They did use drums, sometimes.

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RPK with a drum mag. You could also put that mag into a standard AK, but that would be heavy.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Nov 2007, 08:37
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Post 05 Dec 2007, 12:14
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I've spent my service in an BMP3 ACV (Armour Combat Vehicle)


You mean IFV right? Infantry Combat Vehicle is the proper military term in english. Also I would love to hear more about the BMP-3. It's being lauded as the latest and greatest in the Russian Army. How good is it? How reliable? Do the double barrels give any accuracy issues?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 27 Nov 2007, 22:25
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Post 30 Dec 2007, 18:33
Pepeshka has also a drum magazine. (PPsh-41)
It was a popular weapon in WWII, Korea and Vietnam wars.

BTW, there is also a 100-round clip for the AK!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 May 2003, 23:58
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Post 31 Dec 2007, 00:32
For reference? PPShi's are being used by US Troops in Iraq for house clearing ops. Yup - turns out that old WWII auto is the fastest, nastiest thing they could find
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 27 Sep 2007, 23:24
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Post 31 Dec 2007, 00:45
I think that the old 7.62x25 TT round can penetrate body armour!

I first heard this when i read that this round is quite popular amongst criminals in Asia and that police forces in Asia have had to develop a new type of body armour as the 7.62x25 TT round can easily penetrate the most common types of body armour available.

Is this true?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Nov 2007, 08:37
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Post 31 Dec 2007, 04:45
AK-74M forever.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 20 Jul 2007, 06:59
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Post 05 Jan 2008, 06:26
This looks pretty interesting:

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 27 Apr 2003, 22:15
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Post 05 Jan 2008, 15:16
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I think that the old 7.62x25 TT round can penetrate body armour!

All anti-personnel rounds can penetrate some degree of body armour. There are as many kinds of cartridges as there are levels of body armour. It's true that the Tokarev round, depending also on the weapon it's fired from, has somewhat better penetration than many other common pistol rounds such as the 9mm Parabellum, but it's still nevertheless just a pistol round.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 May 2012, 00:35
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Post 26 May 2012, 00:12
"The various AK's can use the drum magazine of the RPK SAW which holds 75 rounds i think? Anyway drum magazines are not good as they weigh too much and the feeding of bullets into a barrel effects the accuracy badly. Though i suppose the accuracy thing is not essential for street fighting and the drum mags do lay down some bloody good supressing fire which is very handy and is probably more effective than accuracy in street fighting."
Yes the mag holds 75. But some people I know are probably strong enough to hold two AK's with drum mags and probably an RPG-7 and some rockets for it too. Believe me, the canadian Army makes some pretty big guys.
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