RPK-16 Light Machine Gun (Infographics)

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RPK-16 Light Machine Gun (Infographics)

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The RPK-16 is a further development of the Soviet light machine gun RPK-74. The updated design boasts an interchangeable barrel for close quarter and long-range combat. The 4-kilogram, 5.45-calibre weapon has a rate of fire of 700 rounds per minute. In February 2019, Kalashnikov started limited deliveries of the RPK-16 to the Russian Armed Forces. The weapon is currently in experimental service with the Russian military.

RPK-16 Light Machine Gun (Infographics)

The RPK-16 is in combat conditions in Syria

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  • Al Ge

    It’s literally just an RPK with modern accessories and a quick-change barrel, and 800m firing range for 7.62×39 is fucking laughable, effective range for that cartridge for accurate fire is about 400m at best, 500-600m for suppression.

    • Riccardo Pinchiroli

      It’s in 5.45×39