The Dragunov sniper rifle, or SVD (Russian: Снайперская винтовка Драгунова, Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova; English: Dragunov's sniper rifle) is a Soviet semi-automatic sniper rifle designed by Yevgeny Dragunov in 1963, designed to replace the aging Mosin-Nagant.

Upon introduction, it had beat out all other contestants and was accepted into service with the Soviet Military with serial production beginning in 1964. It uses the 7.62×54mmR cartridge in a 10-round magazine. This ammunition is the same type used in the Mosin-Nagant; the weapon the SVD replaced. It has an effective range of 800 meters and a maximum range of 1300 meters with its standard-issue PSO-1 scope.

Another variant, known as the Al-Kadesih is an Iraqi produced Dragunov-style rifle. While aesthetically, it bears resemblance to an SVD, it actually combines features of both the Dragunov and the PSL (a Romanian rifle that looks similar to the Dragunov, but is actually based on the RPK machine gun). These differences prohibit the interchangeability of some parts in the Kadesih and the Dragunov.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Edit

File:IS SVD.png
General information
Inventory slotPrimary
Weapon classSniper rifle
Fire modesSemi-automatic
OperatorsFac ins mono Insurgent Forces
General statistics
Supply points ?4 Icon supply
The SVD is a sniper rifle set to appear in Insurgency: Sandstorm.

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Insurgency: Modern Infantry CombatEdit

IMIC Al-Kadesiah
General information
Inventory slotPrimary
Weapon classSniper rifle
The Al-Kadesih is a sniper rifle featured in Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat.