Heavy Russian Machine Gun in Action

Pulemet NSV-12, 7 Utes -- The NSV is a 12.7 mm caliber heavy machine gun of Soviet origin, named after the designers, G. I. Nikitin, Y. S. Sokolov and V. I. Volkov. It was designed to replace the DShK machine gun and was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1971. It is no longer being manufactured in Russia; the manufacturing license for the NSV ended up in Kazakhstan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, but the new Kord machine gun has been developed instead and is used to replace worn-out units. The NSV has been manufactured in Bulgaria, India, Poland and Yugoslavia under license.

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