Whats the difference between an AK and an RPK?
The biggest difference between the RPK and the AK-47 is the length of the barrel. The AK-47’s barrel is about 16.34 inches long — the RPK’s barrel is about eight inches longer. Despite this, the RPK shares many common parts with the AK and can readily accept the 30-round magazines used by the assault rifle classic.
Is the RPK a good gun?
Firing the RPK is an absolute blast! Although the gun is obviously devised as a support weapon and ours is locked to semi-automatic, burning through a mag on a longboi with a bipod still gives us that distinctive warm and fuzzy feeling. While quite simple, the bipod does its job admirably.
What makes the RPK a LMG?
The RPK-74 (РПК-74) was introduced in 1974 together with the AK-74 assault rifle and chambered for the new 5.45×39mm intermediate cartridge. It was derived from the AK-74 rifle, with modifications that mirror those made to the AKM to create the RPK….
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Was the RPK used in ww2?
The RPD was used extensively after World War II by the Soviet Union, the North Vietnamese, etc. However, in the 1960s, in Soviet service, the RPD was replaced by the Kalashnikov-Designed RPK.
Was the RPK used in Vietnam?
Yes, in short answer, the RPK light machine gun (Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova) has been used in Vietnam from the Vietnam War in 1960s up to nowadays. Similar to other Soviet assault rifles such as AK-47 and AKM, the RPK light machine gun uses the same 7.62×39mm M43 bullets.
What kind of magazines do they use in RPK?
This allows the crew to remain unworried about jams and keeping the gun extremely clean. The RPK generally uses 40 round box magazines or 75 round drum magazines, although it can use the 30 round box magazines from the AK-47 and AKM assault rifles. The 75-round drum magazine is rather awkward and time consuming to load.
How many rounds does the RPK hold?
The RPK has an above average magazine capacity, holding forty rounds per magazine, and the player will spawn in with three spare magazines for a starting ammo loadout of 160 rounds. This starting ammo loadout is enormous.
Why is the RPK so popular?
The main attraction of the RPK is its incredible reliability. This allows the crew to remain unworried about jams and keeping the gun extremely clean. The RPK generally uses 40 round box magazines or 75 round drum magazines, although it can use the 30 round box magazines from the AK-47 and AKM assault rifles.
Does the RPK have a dual Mag loadout?
The RPK has the typical LMG attachment loadout that also includes Dual Mags. Dual Mags gives the RPK swifter alternating reloads, taking 2.5 seconds to do a partial reload, 3.5 seconds to do an empty reload, and 1.65 seconds to do a reload cancel.