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SKS Simonov Carbine

Samozariadnija Karabina Simonova - Simonov self-loading carbine, oneof the standard Soviet infantry weapons supplied to insurgents world-wide

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Specifications
aa.Weapon7.62-mm Semi-Automatic Carbine, SKS
abDescriptionThe SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62x39mm round, and was a stop-gap until the arrival of the newer AK-47, and was to be a fallback if the AK-47 design proved to be a failure.
ac.TypeSemi-automatic Carbine
ad.Calibre7.62 x39 mm
ae.Overall Length102.1 cm (40.2 in)
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew1
ai.Country of OriginSoviet Union
aj.Ammunition7.62x39mm M43
ak.Effective Range (HE)400 metres (440 yd)
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE)735 m/s (2,411 ft/s
ba.Feed Mechanism10 round stripper clip, internal box magazine.
bbTraverse 
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of FireSemi-automatic 35-40 rounds per minute
be.SightsHooded post front sight, tangent notch rear sight graduated from 100 to 1,000 meters
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel Length520 mm (20 in)
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.OperationShort stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.DesignerSergei Gavrilovich Simonov
ckDesigned1944
cl.Manufacturer 
cm.Produced15,000,000+
cn.VariantsChinese Type 56; Yugoslavian PAP; Romanian SKS; Albanian SKS; East German SKS; (North) Vietnamese SKS; North Korean SKS
co.In Service1945-present
cp.ProliferationWidespread
 
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