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The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.


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   Rifles used during the operation in Syria. This is: Austrian SSG 08 chambered for .338, SVDS and a large-caliber rifle ASVKM in 12.7 and well, a classics in the form of a VSS rifles which also traveled to the “sands”.

   By the way, with the ASVKM that in the photo the sniper of the Marine Corps in Syria fired a productive shot at a range of 1850 meters, sending the IS machine gunner to the houris.

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   Sniper rifles that were used in Syria.

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   ADS serial production was started recently.

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   MOSCOW, December 19. / TASS /. The Russian army has been armed with the first batch of automatic assault rifles capable of effectively firing on land and under water. This was reported to TASS in the press service of the holding "High-precision complexes" of the state corporation "Rostec".

   "ADS production has been launched. Last week, the shipment of the first batch of assault rifles for state defense orders was completed," the press service of High-Precision Complexes said.

   The ADS is intended for arming special forces units. Before its appearance, combat swimmers had to take on a mission both a Kalashnikov assault rifle for firing in the air and an APS (special underwater assault rifle) for underwater use. Using a single weapon reduces the weight load on a combat swimmer.

   “Weapons were transferred for trial operation several years ago. Based on the results of testing, some improvements were made aimed at improving the ease of use,” the holding said.

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   Gun on land can fire the entire range of conventional cartridges of 5.45x39 mm. For underwater shooting, the Central Design Research Bureau of Sports and Hunting Weapons (TsKIB SOO) developed the special ammunition cartridges PSP and PSP-UD in the same dimensions - 5.45x39mm. Thus, assault rifle uses standard 30-round magazines from the AK-74 for both types of ammunition. The rifle also has a built-in 40 mm grenade launcher.

 

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   Maxim Popenker got his hands on Korobov's drug-fueled imagination-designed guns (TKB-022, TKB-0111). Initial impression - ergonomics of those pew-pew sticks is for aliens.

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   That thing on the side is fire mode selector/safety, you can switch it using no less than 2 fingers with a weird-ish grab/movement.

 

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Hi guys. Happy New Year. I recently finished to read Dvoryaninovs tetralogy on small arms munitions. Soviets tried to develop exposed steel penetrator 5.45 bullet, they tried at least 3 different bullet constructions but ultimately failed, because of steel tip cannelure, which created to much drag, and a brass jacket which  deformated in a barrel. But the results were still very promising, as Dvoryaninov writes that bullet with exposed steel tip is the most preferable solution to boost bullets penetrating power. By that book 5.45 with exposed tip bullet had at least 25 or 30 % advantage over 7n22. And my question to anyone who read ABC of ballistics, how americans solved problems with EPR ammo, if they they had some?

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46 minutes ago, Ilia1138 said:

Hi guys. Happy New Year. I recently finished to read Dvoryaninovs tetralogy on small arms munitions. Soviets tried to develop exposed steel penetrator 5.45 bullet, they tried at least 3 different bullet constructions but ultimately failed, because of steel tip cannelure, which created to much drag, and a brass jacket which  deformated in a barrel. But the results were still very promising, as Dvoryaninov writes that bullet with exposed steel tip is the most preferable solution to boost bullets penetrating power. By that book 5.45 with exposed tip bullet had at least 25 or 30 % advantage over 7n22. And my question to anyone who read ABC of ballistics, how americans solved problems with EPR ammo, if they they had some?

 

Basically they just lived with them.

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