Old guns: “maxims” and “degtyari”, and are prized for their reliability and simplicity, so they still can be found in armed conflicts around the world. “To defend Russia” continues to talk about shooting “Antiques”.
“Maxim”: “a Good machine. Machine — no matter where”
Easel machine gun of a design of Hiram Maxim for almost a century and a half, but he is not about to retire. The brainchild of American engineer was in service with many armies in the world.
In the Soviet version, he received the Sokolov wheeled machine and ponedilok to protect the gunner. Later the neck for pouring water into the casing expanded to in the winter to push snow and chunks of ice.
In 2014 the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU) began to experience the weapon-hunger, especially in machine-gun parts. Where are the Soviet reserves for the replacement of a lost in the “boilers” of the weapon is unclear, but some units of the Ukrainian army among others were armed even the ancient Maxim.
The sample machine gun Maxim 1910 in the 53rd separate infantry brigade of the armed forces.
“Maxim” in armed militias of the nationalist party “Right sector”.
There are “maxims” and of the militia.
“Easel Goryunova” (SG-43)
The SG-43 was designed to replace the obsolete Maxim. Petr Mikhailovich Goryunov during the service in the red army wanted to improve the machine gun. And because he went to work at the Kovrov arms factory. In 40-ies he, along with his nephew Michael Gorbunovym and master Vasily Voronkov developed a new weapon. This gun was much lighter and more compact is 36.9 kg on the machine, 60,4 (!) Maxim.
From the middle of the 43rd “easel Goryunova” was to join the army. After the war, it is not just upgraded in tank version was put on various armored vehicles. But the time of machine guns has passed, and in 1956 the CMB lost the competition to a single Kalashnikov machine gun, which could be used on the machine, and as a manual.
SG-43 and its modifications were delivered to 15 countries: Vietnam, Hungary, East Germany, Guinea, Egypt, Zambia, Indonesia, North Korea, China, Mozambique, Mali, Poland, Romania and Syria. Today this simple and powerful machine gun can be seen in various armed groups.
Mali: the SG wheel on the machine without the guard installed on the truck. “Technically” — pickups and jeeps mounted with machine guns, antiaircraft guns, mortars or ATGW — the best kinds of military vehicles of various armed formations in Africa and the middle East.
Degtyarev infantry (DP)
Light machine gun Degtyarev system adopted in the distant 1927th year and has become one of the symbols of the great Patriotic war. Also it existed in an embodiment, tank (DT) and air (YES). In the Soviet army after the war it was replaced by RP-46 and RAPS, and then on the PKK and the PC.
At the time, “Dagmara” was exported, so to meet historical “hammer” can be anywhere.
In the DPRK, AP is now in service with the local militia — the worker-peasant red guard (RCCG). In the frame of the machines “Type 58” (North Korean copy of the AK-47), sub-machine guns PPSH, Mosin rifles of the sample of 1944, the antitank grenade launchers RPG-2.
Today these towels do not disdain, in spite of considerable weight (12.8 kg) and store in the form of a disk, which is easy to carry and long to equip. But when not to fat, a simple and reliable gun comes back into operation. The fighter of a voluntary battalion “Donbass” APU with DP-27 without disc, spring 2014.
Soldiers of the APU with the democratic party (DP modernized version with pistol grip sample 1944).
Armed with such guns and the Yemeni Houthis, fighting against the forces of a coalition of Arab countries.
And this child gloomy Syrian technical genius — machine-gun four-layer system “degtiarevich”.
The company Degtyaryov machine gun (RP-46)
The commander gun of the sample of 46 was established on the basis of an infantry machine gun Degtyarev.
The main visual difference is the disc cartridges have replaced tape supply, which lightened the weight of the ammo, carry machine guns, reduced the number of delays and increase the combat rate of fire weapons.
Since 1961 his easel and SGM in the army of the Soviet Union began to replace the General purpose machine guns Kalashnikov (PC). Like any other weapon was exported to Warsaw Pact countries and in many others.
RP-46 in the service of the armed forces.
The machine gun RP-46 in Liberia.
Degtyaryov’s manual machinegun (RPD)
RAP developed in the late war under the intermediate cartridge 7.62×39, which was then used for the Kalashnikov assault rifle and SKS carbine. Each infantry Department relied like a machine gun.
The RAPS are fighting in the Donbass militia.
On the other side of the front. Territorial battalion “Aidar” of the armed forces.
RAP in Indonesian speckmade 88.