RPD Belt Fed Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: Russia
  • Capacity: 20, 40 and 100-round belts

The RPD (hand-held machine gun of Degtyaryov) is a 7.62mm light machine gun developed in the Soviet Union by Vasily Degtyaryov for the 7.62x39mm M43 cartridge. It was created as a replacement for the DP machine gun chambered for the 7.62×54mmR round. It is a precursor of most squad automatic weapons and was succeeded in Soviet service by the RPK.

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