The SKS (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova; "Self-loading Carbine of (the) Simonov system") or the SKS-45 as its complete designation is known as, is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62×39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47; however, the SKS remained in second-line service for decades.
The original SKS utilized an integral magazine, fed primarily by stripper clips. However, companies such as Norinco have made versions of the rifle with detachable box magazines, known as the SKS-D and SKS-M.
|Max range ?||12000|
|Rate of fire||600|
|Reload time||3.13s loaded|
|Supply points ?||1|
|Weight points ?||160/640|
- The SKS is chambered in the same cartridge as the AKM, and thus have an identical damage model. However, both serve different purposes and suit different styles of play. The SKS was designed more as a mid-long range weapon, hence its greater accuracy and semi-automatic only fire.
- The SKS in game uses external magazines indicative of the Chinese SKS-D and M models. The standard SKS was only loaded by stripper clips, as portrayed in the previous game.
|Weapons of Insurgency|
|Security Forces||Insurgent Forces|
|Submachine guns||MP5K • UMP-45||MP40 • Sterling|
|Carbines||AC-556 • Mk18 • M4A1||M1 Carbine • SKS • AKS-74U|
|Assault rifles||M16A4 • Galil SAR||AKM • AK-74 • Galil|
|Battle rifles||L1A1 SLR • M14 EBR||FAL|
|Light machine guns||M249||RPK|
|Handguns||Makarov • M45A1 • M9||Makarov • Model 10 • M1911|
Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat Edit
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The SKS is a weapon featured in Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat. It is a semi-automatic carbine used by the Iraqi Insurgents that fires from an internal box magazine, loaded by 10-round stripper clips.
[Edit]Weapons of Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat
|United States Marine Corps||Insurgent Forces|
|Carbines||M4A1||AKS-74U • SKS|
|Assault rifles||M16A4||AK-47 • L1A1 SLR|
|Light machine guns||M249 SAW||RPK-74|
|Sniper rifles||M14 DMR||Al-Kadesiah • L42A1|
|Pistols||M9 Pistol • MEU SOC 1911||Makarov PM|