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PKPPecheneg

Pecheneg2

PechenegBullpup

PKP "Pecheneg"
Country of origin

Russia

Manufacturer(s)
Designer(s)

TsNIITochMash

Year(s) designed

Mikhail Kalashnikov

Production began

2001

Weapon type

Medium machine gun

Caliber

7.62x54mmR

Action

Gas-operated

Overall length

47 inches (120 centimeters)

Barrel length

25.9 inches (65.8 centimeters)

Weight

18 pounds (8.2 kilograms) on bipod, 27.7 pounds (12.6 kilograms) on tripod mount

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

100-, 200- or 250-round belt

Cyclic rate

600 - 800 RPM

The PKP Pecheneg (Печенег in Russian), also known by its GRAU designation of 6P41, is a Russian medium machine gun.

HistoryEdit

The Pecheneg was created in 1999, with the weapon being adopted in 2001; the weapon was named after the Pecheneg tribe in Turkey. The weapon is said to be more accurate than its predecessor, the PKM machine gun, due to a different barrel. It is currently being used by the Spetznaz and other Russian forces in large numbers.

Design DetailsEdit

The Pecheneg is based on the PKM machine gun, which is in turn based on the PK machine gun. The main difference between the Pecheneg and the PKM is the barrel; the Pecheneg uses a heavier non-removable, forced air-cooled barrel. This barrel has radial cooling ribs and a handle which helps keep the barrel cooler and eliminates the "haze" effect from hot gases.

VariantsEdit

Pecheneg-2

An enhanced version of the Pecheneg machine gun; identifiable by the scope mount on the right of the weapon.

Pecheneg Bullpup

A bullpup conversion of the Pecheneg by ZiD.

TriviaEdit

  • The Pecheneg is featured in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

ReferencesEdit



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