List of Equipment of The Russian Ground Forces - Infantry Weapons - Machine Guns

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Machine Guns

Name Type Cartridge Origin Notes
RPK-74 Light machine gun 5.45x39 Soviet Union 30 or 45 round magazine, based on the AK-74, main service SAW.
RPK Light machine gun 7.62x39mm Soviet Union 30 or 40 round magazine or 75 round drum, former main service LMG, based on the AKM, some usage.
PKM General purpose machine gun 7.62x54 Soviet Union Belt fed with 100 or 200 or 250 round boxes, uses a heavily modified Kalashnikov design, main service general purpose machine gun.
PKP "Pecheneg" General purpose machine gun 7.62x54 Russia Belt fed with 100 or 200 round boxes. Based on and designed to replace the PKM, limited usage.
NSV Heavy machine gun 12.7x108 Soviet Union Belt fed with 50 round boxes, main service heavy machine gun.
Kord Heavy machine gun 12.7x108 Russia Belt fed with 50 round boxes, replacing the NSV as the main service heavy machine gun. Limited usage.

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