6P62

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6P62
6P62 12.7x108mm Full Auto rifle
Type Fully Automatic Rifle[citation needed]
Place of origin Russian Federation
Specifications
Weight 15 kg
(without rounds or additional sights)
3.5 kg
(weight of the loaded magazine)
Length 1200 mm

Cartridge 12.7 x 108 mm
Action Gas-operated
Rate of fire 400-500 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 620-645 m/s
Maximum firing range 1000 meters
Feed system 14-round detachable box magazine
Sights

Iron sights : 100-1000 meters

(optical sights as an option)

6P62 (6П62) is the GRAU designation of a Russian hand-held fully automatic anti-materiel rifle[citation needed] chambered for the 12.7 x 108 mm round. At 100 meters it can penetrate up to 20 mm of RHA steel.

Only one similar weapon was ever constructed, the KPB-12.7 (КПБ-12,7).[1] It was intended as a hand-held machine gun. Some sources state the weapon was uncontrollable when shoulder fired in full-auto mode. The recoil-reducing system allowed this weapon to be fired from the shoulder, but it still had an insufficient reliability and an insufficient accuracy in single shots, and accurate bursts were also all but impossible from such large caliber but lightweight weapon with a limited magazine capacity.[2]

Some of these drawbacks are apparently inherited by the 6P62, since it uses the same powerful cartridge on a similar, though little bit heavier and stabilized with a powerful muzzle brake, platform. The low magazine capacity with such weapons is apparently a constant.

Having all these downsides it would be difficult to presume such weapons can be truly called a hand-held ones.

Comparison 6P62 KPB-12.7
Cartridge 12.7 x 108 mm 12.7 x 108 mm
Rate of fire 400-500 rounds/min 700 rounds/min (practical rate : up to 50 rounds/min)
Muzzle velocity 620–645 m/s 840 m/s
Barrel length 750 mm
Weapon length 1200 mm 1455 mm
Weight about 18 kg about 13 kg
Maximum range 1000 meters
Armor penetration up to 20 mm of steel (at 100 meters)
Magazine capacity 14 rounds 16 rounds (10 rounds according to some sources)

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