The WPKM (Russian: Пулемёт Калашникова Модернизированный, Pulemyot Kalashnikova Modernizirovanny, English: Kalashnikov Machine gun Modernized) is a 7.62×54mmR general-purpose machine gun designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The original PK machine gun was introduced in 1961 and then the improved PKM in 1969 to replace the SGM and RP-46 machine guns in Soviet service. It remains in use as a front-line infantry and vehicle-mounted weapon with Russian Armed Forces. The PK has been exported extensively and produced in several other countries under license.
The PKM is a machine gun featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm.
|Weapons of Insurgency: Sandstorm|
|Security Forces||Insurgent Forces|
|Submachine guns||MP7 • MP5A5 • Grease Gun||Uzi • MP5A2 • Sterling|
|Carbines||G36K • Mk 18 CQBR • M4A1||SKS • AKS-74U|
|Assault rifles||M16A4 • L85A2 • VHS-2 • Galil SAR • Honey Badger • AUG A3 • QTS-11||AKM • M16A2 • AK-74 • Alpha AK • QBZ-03 • Galil • AS Val • FAMAS F1 • QBZ-97|
|Battle rifles||Mk 17 Mod 0 • G3A3 • Mk 14 EBR • Tavor 7||FAL • ACE 52|
|Machine guns||M249 • M240B||PKM • MG3|
|Sniper rifles||M24 • M110 SASS||Mosin-Nagant • SVD • M1 Garand|
|Anti-materiel rifles||M82A1 CQ||M99|
|Handguns||Tariq • M45 • L106A1 • PF940 • M9 • MR 73||Makarov • Browning HP • M1911 • Welrod • Desert Eagle|
- For the sake of simplicity, the in-game PKM is depicted with a disintegrating ammunition belt, while the real-life weapon uses a non-disintegrating belt.
- Unlike other open-bolt MGs, the PKM actually stores 1 round in an intermediate position before firing, so its ammunition capacity should technically be x+1.
- A PKM can use a scorpion ammo pack, which is just a huge square backpack with 550 rounds in it. Imagine that.