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The NSV Heavy Machine Gun

Overview

12,7 Ilmatorjuntakonekivääri 96

Finnish NSV

The NSV was designed to replace the DShK and started introduction in the Soviet Army in 1971.

Specs

  • Designer: G.I. Nikitin, Y.S. Sokolov, V.I. Volkov
  • Designed: Central Design Bureau of Sports and Hunting Weaponry, Tula, 1969
  • Manufacturer: Metallist, Uralsk, Kazakh SSR
  • Produced: 1971-Present
  • Weight: 25kg (55.12lb)
  • Weight on Tripod: 41kg (90.39lb)
  • Weight w/ 50rd Belt: 11kg (24.25lb)
  • Length: 1560mm (61.4in)
  • Cartridge: 12.7x108mm
  • Action: Gas-Operated
  • Rate of Fire: 700-800 rds/min
  • Muzzle Velocity: 845m/s (2772ft/s)
  • Effective Firing Range: 2km
  • Maximum Range vs. Aircraft: 1.5km
  • Sight: Iron Sights

Variants

  • NSV
  • NSVT (Vehicle Version)
  • 12,7 Ilmatorjuntakonekivääri 96 (Finnish Licensed Version)
  • M87 NSVT (Serbian Licensed Version)
  • NSW (Polish Licensed Version)
  • WKM-B (Polish Licensed Version in .50BMG)
  • KT-12,7 (Ukrainian Version)
  • MG-U (Bulgarian Version)

Users

  • Armenia
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus (Used on T-80U)
  • Egypt (Used on T-80U)
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Herzegovina
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait (Used on M-84)
  • Macedonia
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Poland
  • Russia / Soviet Union
  • Serbia
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam

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