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    Sniper Rifles in Airborne units

    Post  steve501 on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 13:55

    Hello all, i have read an article stating each Airborne Company hs now got a Sniper Section with 12.7mm KSVK Sniper Rifle - Can anyone tell me if :

    1) This is true ?
    2) How many mean and weapons are in this section
    3) Is this the same for BMD Companies if so,in which vehicle do they travel in.
    Hope you can helpme
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    Re: Sniper Rifles in Airborne units

    Post  GarryB on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 02:06

    Have not heard of that, though there was a news report a while back that they were getting Steyr sniper rifles in 7.62 x 51mm calibre.

    Initially they said it was SSG-69 rifles, but later photos revealed it was actually SSG 04 rifles or possibly 08s.

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    Post  steve501 on Wed 08 Aug 2012, 12:43

    It was an article i read on the internet again i am not sure how accurate it is, that why i thought i would ask the forum.
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    Re: Sniper Rifles in Airborne units

    Post  GarryB on Thu 09 Aug 2012, 06:47

    I dpon't know for sure, but I would expect the KSVK... which off the top of my head is the bullpup layout bolt action 12.7mm rifle would be useful against human targets out to about 1,500m, but I would suspect lacks the high accuracy ammo for such a role.

    It would be more of an anti material rifle than a sniper rifle... the SSG rifle would likely be more accurate and useful at extended ranges... though its calibre would restrict its effective range to about 800-900m.

    I do know the Russian military is testing 338LM calibre weapons and as such they would be effective at up to 1,500m depending on which version they are testing.

    As to TOEs most paper TOEs are just that, and for different missions they would have different numbers of men with different equipment fits.

    You might ask Vlad to chat about his experience, though obviously there are likely things he wont want to share and also things he can't share on an open forum. Smile
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    Re: Sniper Rifles in Airborne units

    Post  George1 on Sun 02 Aug 2015, 02:08

    The main sniper rifle of Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) today is no longer the SVD, but the new SV-98 thumbsup


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