KSVK 12.7

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KSVK 12.7
KSVK1.jpg
The KSVK 12.7
Type Bullpup anti-materiel rifle
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service Russian Defense Ministry[citation needed]
Used by See Users
Wars See Conflicts
Production history
Designer E.V. Zhuravlev, M.Y. Kuchin and V.I. Negrulenko
Designed 1997–1998
Manufacturer Degtyarev plant
Produced 1990s
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 12 kg w/o scope
Length 1420 mm
Barrel length 1000 mm

Cartridge 12.7×108mm
Caliber 12.7mm
Action Bolt action
Rate of fire 10 s.p.m.
Muzzle velocity 770–860 m/s
Effective firing range 1500 m
Maximum firing range 2000 m
Feed system 5-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights, rails for mounting various sniper sights

The KSVK (Russian: Крупнокалиберная Снайперская Винтовка Ковровская (Krupnokalibernaya Snayperskaya Vintovka Kovrovskaya); English: Large-Caliber Kovrov Sniper Rifle) or Degtyarev sniper rifle is a 12.7mm anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia for the purpose of counter sniping and penetrating thick walls, as well as light armored vehicles.

Development[edit]

The KSVK anti-material (or large caliber sniper) rifle was developed in the late 1990s by Degtyarev plant, based in Kovrov, Russia. It is based on the SVN-98 12.7mm experimental rifle.

Design[edit]

KSVK is a Bullpup-configured, Bolt-operated, magazine-fed rifle. It is equipped with a muzzle device which acts as a muzzle brake and a sound damper.

KSVK is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail (dovetail), and can be fitted with variety of day and night scopes. Open iron sights are installed for backup or emergency purposes.

Variants[edit]

  • SVN-98 (СВН-98)[1]
  • KSVK (КСВК)[1]
  • ASVK (АСВК, Army Kovrov Large-caliber Sniper Rifle) – adopted by Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation under designation 6S8 "KORD" sniper complex (6С8 «Корд») in June 2013[2]
  • Unnamed Vietnamese version, designed based on the Russian KSVK with several modifications to fit the local conditions. It is equipped with the also Vietnamese produced N12 optical sight with 10 times magnification. Manufactured at Z111 and Z199 factories.[3][4]

Conflicts[edit]

The KSVK 12.7 has been in the following conflicts:

Users[edit]

  •  Russia: ASVK is currently used by units of the Eastern Military District.[5]
  •  Vietnam: Unnamed self-designed and domestic produced version, featuring modifications to suit the local conditions.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Семен Федосеев. Оружие спецназа: крупнокалиберная снайперская винтовка // журнал «Братишка», октябрь 2000 г.
  2. ^ Russian Defense Ministry adopts a new sniper rifle // "Russian Radio", 7th June 2013
  3. ^ Súng bắn tỉa cỡ nòng “khủng” do VN chế tạo (Vietnamese)
  4. ^ Khám phá dàn súng bắn tỉa cực đỉnh của QĐND Việt Nam (Vietnamese)
  5. ^ http://www.arms-expo.ru/news/armed_forces/vvo_rossii_snaypery_okruga_poluchayut_na_vooruzhenie_krupnokalibernye_vintovki/

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