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PKMB Kalashnikov modernized armored personnel carrier machine gun

ПКМБ
PKMB armored personnel carrier machine gun mounted on 6U1


     
   Specifications PKMB

Caliber.......................................................................7,62 mm
Cartridge...............................................................7,62 x 53 R
Weight w/o ammunition load.....................................17,5 kg
Machine gun length................................................1,173 mm
Barrel length..............................................................658 mm
Bullet muzzle velocity..............................................825 m/sec
Rate of fire...........................................................650 rds/min
Effective rate of fire..............................................250 rds/min
Sighting range...........................................................1,500 m
Cartridge-belt capacity......................................200 or 250 rds
 
 

    The PKMB Kalashnikov modernized armored personnel carrier machine gun bears strong resemblance to the PKM and is mounted on the vehicle via the 6U1 swivel device with a cartridge belt holder and a shell bag. When the old armored vehicles were discarded, the PKMB machine gun was used aboard the transport-gunship helicopters. Here this machine gun is provided with the handle fire control levers arranged on the rear part of the receiver and with the ring rear sight and the front sight on the bracket.
     The machine gun is offered for the use in the interest of the peace keeping forces mounted on motorcycles.
     The PKMB without the ammunition load weighs 17.5 kg.