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  1. akd


    Reads like ad copy, but offers some details: Russian PKP Pecheneg 6P41 gunfire is twice more efficient than PKM Posted On Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:57 Despite outstanding characteristics of Kalashnikov machine gun and its upgraded PKM option Russian weapons producers faced a problem. The Afghan campaign exposed the necessity to arm platoons with additional heavy machine guns. The decision to replace post-war RP-46 by RPK (Kalashnikov hand-held machine gun) was not very successful, the Zvezda broadcaster said.PKP Pecheneg machine gun (Picture source: Russian MoD)RPK is built with Kalashnikov rifle units and lacks firepower. The army preferred to have PK. A similar situation was reported during the Chechen campaign. The focus on PK as a hand-held machinegun produced new requirements to the weapon. It was necessary to engage in intensive fire without pauses to cool the barrel. There is no time to cool or replace it battle.Tsniitochmash Institute began to deal with the problem in 1995.Several R&D were necessary to determine the factors which decrease machinegun fire efficiency. The problem was the incorrect temperature balance of PK barrel. Uneven heating displaces the center of impact. The designers changed the barrel contour and made it heavier to promote even heating.The prospective Pecheneg machinegun has a barrel jacket and finning to improve heat discharge. It allows the gun to fire 600 cartridges non-stop. The machinegun can fire up to 1,000 cartridges per hour without losing its characteristics. None of the same class weapons enjoys such a capability. The replaceable barrel is no longer necessary. The barrel jacket performs additional functions. It increases the rigidity of the construction and decreases barrel fluctuations. It rules out any contact of the barrel with the legs which promotes close grouping of shots. The jacket has a handle to carry the gun which bars heated air that triggers blaze from sighting devices.Pecheneg fire efficiency is 1.7-1.9 times higher than PKM although it has up to 80 percent of PKM units. The production tools are compatible and simplify the transition of the army to the new gun.Despite good characteristics Pecheneg upgrade and introduction dragged because of a lack of finances. Production was launched at the mechanical plant in Kovrov in 1999 and the machineguns were supplied to the army and police engaged in the counterterrorist operation in Chechnya. Pecheneg was accepted into service in 2001 under 6P41 index. The Russian military engaged the gun in the armed conflict in South Ossetia in 2008. The process of rearming units with modern “Pecheneg” machineguns of various modifications has finished in the EMD’s combined-arms army, located in Amur, Jewish Autonomous region and Khabarovskiy Krai.Pecheneg upgrade is ongoing. In 2013 an assault modification appeared for commandos. The gun is designed by bull-pup operating scheme with Picatinni rails to mount various sights, a light, laser ranger and other devices, the Zvezda reported.
  2. akd

    Russian army under equipped?

    It didn’t show up until after the game was long-finished. The version in the game is still the dominant version in service. I think maybe the obr. 2016 version has been seen with one unit on parade, and only just this year. The version with CITV (“B3M”) still hasn’t made an appearance in service, only in tank biathlon.
  3. akd

    No onmap Mortars for red forces?

    I believe the 2B11 is a placeholder or substitute for the PM-43 120mm mortar that would be used in Syria. It is an improved version of the same mortar, and I think Syria has received some 2B11s from Russia in recent years. But yes, Syria has on-map 82mm and 120mm mortars.
  4. akd


    In Texas, anything can be fried. Anything... http://mentalfloss.com/article/31488/25-deep-fried-foods-texas-state-fair
  5. Sure on that Bil? At one time during CMBS development the decals were basically the same diameter as the penetrators, but this was clearly wrong.
  6. Spotting is weighted by facing, not by target arcs. The only affect of a target arc on spotting is to set the unit’s facing. This makes sense as the order is not intended for controlling observation, but controlling fire. Caveat: on moving vehicles with weapon stations that can pivot, setting a target arc away from the direction of travel does modify spotting.
  7. akd

    CMRT Module 1 Bones

    Yes, anything that is in CMFB you will almost certainly see in RT module (trying to think of an exception and not coming up with anything), along with additional vehicles and units (as Steve already mentioned above).
  8. Artkin

    new pic -rep

  9. Not as a platoon support element with dedicated crew, but kept in reserve for reissue to squads. M249 and M27 can be swapped out without need for additional personnel or logistics burden.
  10. akd

    Reduction of Ghouta

    On to Yarmouk...
  11. akd

    Russian army under equipped?

    Seems “Terminator” will be in this year’s parade: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QUwgJemgSKs
  12. Gebirgsjäger textures are WIP. Above is standard Heer infantry textures.
  13. You are confusing war games and wargames. (Really though, there is no clear definition. Here they clearly mean games about the Second World War.)
  14. Wargamer published a list of the best WW2 strategy and wargames, but did not include any CM titles. The locals revolted and now there is a V2 of the list with CM at the top. https://www.wargamer.com/articles/best-ww2-strategy-games-war-games/