PKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed Forces

PKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed ForcesPKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed Forces

PKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed Forces

The PK is a 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun designed in the Soviet Union and currently in production in Russia. PK machine guns used in  India as co-axial weapons in Russian produced T-90S Bhishma, T-72M Ajeya and BMP-2S Sarath and used as general purpose machine gun.

Also PKMs are used by PARA Special Forces as section LMG. PKTS are Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli under license.

PKM

The PKM is a modernized, product-improved version of the PK. The upgrades, primarily aimed at reducing the weight, simplifying production, and facilitating easier operation. The receiver cover became more rigid due to lengthwise ribs.

PKM-PKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed Forces

PKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed Forces

The butt was fitted with a hinged butt-rest. The barrel fluting was omitted and the flash hider was changed. PKM was equipped with a new black glass-filled polyamide buttstock and pistol grip shaped like the previously used laminated wooden stock and grip.

PKT

PKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun,OFB,Indian Armed Forces

PKT-vehicle Mounted Variant

The PKT is a further development of the machine gun. Modifications include the removal of the stock, a longer and heavier barrel, a gas regulator and an electric solenoid trigger. The PKT is usually fed from 250-round ammunition boxes.

Accessories

The PK is equipped with a simple detachable bi pod mounted to the gas cylinder beneath the barrel and in that setup is used as a squad-level support weapon.

Ammunitions

Ammunitions

It is also suitable for installation on tripod mounts, vehicle mounting and can also be used as a light anti-aircraft weapon against slow flying aircraft when it is put on an AA mount.

Specifications/Technical Data

PKM-2

Cartridge 7.62 x 54 mmR
Variants Pk,PKT,PKM,PKP
Weight PKM:7.5 kg

PKTM(Tank):10.5 kg

Length PKM:1192 mm

PKT:1098 mm

Barrel Length PKM:605 mm

PKT:772 mm

Action Gas-Operated,open Bolt
Rate of Fire PKM:650 rounds/min

PKT:700-800 rounds/min

Muzzle Velocity PKM: 825 m/s

PKT: 855 m/s

Effective Firing Range PKM: 1000 m

PKT:1500 m

Maximum Firing Range PKM:3800 m

PKT:4000 m

Feed System Non-Disintegrating Metal belts in 100 and 200/250 round ammunition boxes
Sights Tangent iron sights,Optical,Night-Vision,Thermal and Radar sights

Check out this video of firing of PKM,PKT, 7.62 x 54 mm General Purpose Machine Gun

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