LCT

LCT RPK NV

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  • $479.95
  • Regular price $499.95


Designed as a replacement for the  RPD Light machinegun, the RPK Ручной пулемёт Калашникова or Kalashnikov Light machine-gun is a squad automatic weapon designed with Kalashnikov layout and familiarity as well as those from the RPD.

Minor changes to the RPK include a longer and thicker barrel for sustained automatic fire, reinforced receiver and a unique rear sight with windage adjustment that is only found on the RPD. Holdovers from the older RPK include the club foot buttstock and front mounted bipod.

The 7.62x39 model of the RPK as shown is issued with both 75 round drum magazines and standard AK magazines. The Kalashnikov based system proved much more reliable than the older RPD.
 
In practice the RPK was a very light and portable support gun ideal for assaults.
But in the defensive it lacked the ability to provide sustaining fire due to the lack of a quick change barrel causing overheating problems. The non adjustable bipod can make shooting from lower positions difficult.

Although overshadowed due to improvements to the PK machine-gun (PKP)

The RPK design has once again made a appearance with the new RPK-16.
The new design addresses issues found on the legacy RPK machine-gun.

SPECIFICATIONS

Gun Length: 1065 mm
Inner Barrel Length: ~550mm
Hopup Type: AK Type
Weight: 4,500 g
Muzzle Velocity: ~400 FPS
Battery Type: 9.6V 1600 Mah Ni-Mh, 8.4v 1600 MAH Ni-MH Mini Brick or 7.4v 1600MAH Brick Lipo
*Batteries Not Included*
Connector size: Small Tamiya (Rearwired to buttstock)
Mag: Capacity 130 rounds mid capacity 
Motor: Short Type
Gearbox: Version 3 
Material: Steel and Wood
Fire Selector: AK Lever, Safe, Semi Automatic