Accession Number : AD0921291

Title :   Kinematic Study of the 7.62mm Soviet Machine Gun, Shkas.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Brosseau, Timothy L.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A kinematic study was performed on the 7.62mm Soviet Machine Gun, known as the 'Shkas', to determine if the weapon is capable of firing at 2000 rds/min (33.33 rds/s). Forces at the trunnions, displacements of the weapon components rates of fire, and velocity at the muzzle were measured. Results showed that the weapon is capable of firing at 2000 rds/min (33.33 rds/s); however, the horizontal trunnion forces are excessive at this high rate of fire. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MACHINE GUNS, USSR), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), CYCLIC RATE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MUZZLE VELOCITY, GUN COMPONENTS, KINEMATICS, GUN MOUNTS, LOADS(FORCES), DISPLACEMENT.

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE