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|Type||Light machine gun|
|Place of origin||Soviet Union|
|Barrel length||590 mm|
|Rate of fire||750 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||960 m/s|
|Effective firing range||1000 m|
|Feed system||20, 45 round box magazine
200 round belt
The IP-2 is a 5.45mm machine gun designed by V.M.Kalashnikov and M.E.Dragunov between 1972 and 1977 years. The IP-2 can be fed by 45 round magazines a 200 round ammunition belt. The IP-2's sights are graduated to distance of 1000 m.
The IP-2 prototypes were thoroughly tested by the Soviet Army in Leningrad, but military experts did not see convincing arguments for replacing the RPK and RPK-74 with the IP-2 design. According to the Soviet military, the design was too complex compared to other weapons then in service, and failed to enhance combat effectiveness.
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