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« PKP "Pecheneg" is a Russian machine gun chambered for the 7.62 x 54 mm round. It is a modernized PK machine gun.

The Pecheneg is said to be much more accurate than all its predecessors due to a heavier, non-removable forced air cooling barrel with radial cooling ribs and a handle which eliminates the haze effect from hot gases and keeps the barrel significantly cooler, making the weapon more reliable. Furthermore the weapon is capable of mounting a telescopic sight or other sights which additionally increase accuracy.
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PKP 7.62 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Type General-Purpose Machine Gun
Calibre 7.62×54 mmR
Magazine
capacity
100
Dispersion 0.001 rad
Variants None
Games
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The PKP 7.62 mm medium machine gun.

The PKP is a 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun used exclusively by the Russian Armed Forces in ArmA 2.

Overview

The PKP is a gas operated medium machine gun that is chambered to fire the 7.62×54 mm round.

It loads from the same 100-round belt metal boxes used by the PKM, has the same rate of rate of 667 rounds per minute and has an identical muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. The PKP is only available in a single variant fitted with the 1P78 telescopic sight. It has a (non-functional) integrated bipod, but otherwise does not support being fitted with either muzzle attachments or side rail accessories.

Russian weapons team armed with the PKP (centre) and RPK-74 (right).

The PKP is essentially a modernised variant of the ubiquitous PKM machine gun used by the Russian military as its standard issue GPMG. While it might be identical to the former performance-wise, the PKP is actually better in a few aspects; most notably, the use of the 1P78 optical sight.

Being magnified, it provides better clarity for the user against distant targets instead of having to rely on the PKM's barebones ironsights. It has ballistic drop compensation markers that are accurate at distances of up to 790 metres, though the PKP itself is more than capable of hitting targets well beyond that distance.

Alternately, the PKP also allows its user to aim via the PKP's own ironsights, useful in close quarters or for when the 1P78's magnified view is unnecessary. Its only drawback is that it weighs slightly more than the PKM which makes it less useful in close quarters. But in the hands of an expert, the PKP is far more effective than the PKM in providing accurate suppressive fire.

Ammunition

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Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
12 -0.00096 850

The PKP only supports one type of "magazine". It will require two free inventory slots to carry:

PKM Mag.

Metal box containing a linked belt with 100-rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition. They can be shared with PKMs.

Every fourth round will be a visible green tracer, but the last four rounds in the belt will always consist exclusively of tracers.

Trivia

  • Although portrayed as the primary GPMG of the Russian military, the in-game PKP is incorrectly referred to by its manufacturer name instead of being designated by its GRAU index code of 6P41.
  • Following the latest Steam version patches (as part of the Community Configuration Project), PKPs feature an alternate backup sight mode. This allows the user to aim with the weapon's ironsights rather than just through the 1P78.

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
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Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mm
Shotguns Saiga 12K
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25)
Designated marksman rifles VSS Vintorez 9 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MRPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-13Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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