Kinematic Study of the 7.62mm Soviet Machine Gun, Shkas.
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND United States
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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 rdsmin 33.33 rdss. 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 rdsmin 33.33 rdss however, the horizontal trunnion forces are excessive at this high rate of fire.