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UKM2000P

UKM2013

UKM-2000
Country of origin

Poland

Manufacturer(s)

Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów

Designer(s)

Mikhail Kalashnikov

Year(s) designed

2000

Weapon type

General purpose machine gun

Caliber

7.62×51mm NATO

Action

Gas-operated, open bolt

Overall length

47.4 inches (120 centimetres) (P/D)
43.2 inches (110 centimetres) (C/CL)

Barrel length

21.5 inches (55 centimetres) (P/D)
25 inches (64 centimetres) (C/CL)

Weight

18.52 pounds (8.40 kilograms) (P)
19.62 pounds (8.90 kilograms) (D)
23.59 pounds (10.70 kilograms) (C/CL)

Weight empty

7.7 pounds (3.5 kilograms)

Width

8.3 inches (21 centimetres) (P/D)
4.6 inches (12 centimetres) (C/CL)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

100- or 250-round belts

Cyclic rate

700 – 850 RPM

Effective range

1,500 metres (4,900 feet; 1,600 yards)

Muzzle velocity

830 metres per second (2,700 feet per second) (P/D)
840 metres per second (2,800 feet per second) (C/CL)


The UKM-2000 (Uniwersalny Karabin Maszynowy-2000, General purpose machine gun of 2000 in Polish) is a Polish general-purpose machine gun that is based on the Soviet-era PKM.

HistoryEdit

The UKM-2000 was developed in 1999 on the decision that a new general purpose machine gun be developed due to Poland having problems with accepting NATO ammunition as Poland had joined NATO that same year. The UKM-2000 is the standard coaxial mounted machine gun on various vehicles in the Polish army such as the KTO Rosomak. The UKM-2000 was modernized in 2013 to become the UKM-2013.

Design DetailsEdit

The UKM-2000 is heavily based on the PK machine gun, and as such has very similar working principles and properties.

VariantsEdit

UKM-2000P

Standard general purpose machine gun version.

UKM-2000C(L)

Coaxial version of the UKM-2000. Feeds from the left, hence the "(L)" designation.

UKM-2000D

Paratrooper version with a folding stock.

UKM-2000Z

First attempted modernization of the UKM-2000 with a telescoping stock and black polymer pistol grip that failed to get adopted.

UKM-2013P

Second attempted modernization of the UKM-2000 presented in 2012, with notably better ergonomics and new additions, such as Picatinny rails, a new dual-function folding and telescoping buttstock with integrated monopod and cheekrest, and a new soft ammo bag for containing the belt among other things.

UKM-2013C(L)

Coaxial version of the UKM-2013. Feeds from the left, hence the "(L)" designation.

UKM-2014/UKM-2015

Third attempted modernization of the UKM-2000 which is due to be tested.

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