7.62×45mm vz. 52

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7.62×45mm vz. 52
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Type Rifle
Place of origin  Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1952–1957
Used by Czechoslovakia
Production history
Designer Alois Farlík
Designed 1940s [1]
Produced 1952
Specifications
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter 7.85 mm (0.309 in)
Neck diameter 8.48 mm (0.334 in)
Shoulder diameter 10.46 mm (0.412 in)
Base diameter 11.20 mm (0.441 in)
Rim diameter 11.18 mm (0.440 in)
Case length 45 mm (1.8 in)
Overall length 60 mm (2.4 in)
Primer type Berdan rifle
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
130 gr (8 g) 760 m/s (2,500 ft/s) 2,455 J (1,811 ft·lbf)
Test barrel length: 520 mm (20.472 in)

The 7.62×45mm vz. 52 cartridge is fired by the Czech vz. 52 rifle, Vz. 52 machine gun and ZB-530 light machine gun. The round was later dropped from use when the Czech converted to the standard Warsaw Pact round, the 7.62×39mm (fired by vz. 52/57 rifle and vz. 52/57 light machine gun). Its ballistics and energy are slightly higher than that of the 7.62×39mm M43 cartridge.

Dimensions[edit]

There are definite differences in reported dimensions for this cartridge. Some of this may be accounted for by small errors in conversion from metric to inches, while others such as loaded length may additionally be attributed to different lengths of bullets being measured in loaded rounds. A sample list of various measurements is in the table below.

Various reported dimensions for the 7.62×45mm vz. 52
Source Case length Overall (loaded) length Bullet weight Loaded weight
Cartridges of the World [1] 44.958 mm (1.77 in) 59.94 mm (2.36 in) - -
Cartridge Corner [2] 44.958 mm (1.77 in) 57.40 mm (2.26 in) - -
Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions [3] 44.80 mm (1.764 in) 62.23 mm (2.45 in) - -
40 let konstruktérem zbraní 1946–1986 [4] 45 mm (1.772 in) 60 mm (2.362 in) 8.5 g 18.9 g
Československé automatické zbraně a jejich tvůrci [5] 44.9 mm (1.768 in) 60 mm (2.362 in) 8.5 g 18.9 g

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barnes, Frank C. (2006). McPherson, M.L., ed. Cartridges of the World (11th Edition ed.). Gun Digest Books. pp. 354, 375. ISBN 0-89689-297-2. 
  2. ^ CartridgeCorner.com
  3. ^ Donnelly, John J. (1987). The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions. Stoeger Publishing. p. 846. ISBN 978-0-88317-269-8. 
  4. ^ Čermák, Jiří (1999). 40 let konstruktérem zbraní 1946–1986 (Od samopalu ČZ 247 ke zbraňovému kompletu LADA). Brno: Ardent. ISBN 80-238-3397-9. 
  5. ^ Popelínský, Lubomír (1999). Československé automatické zbraně a jejich tvůrci. Praha: Naše vojsko. ISBN 80-206-0567-3.