Kord 12.7mm HMG

Kord HMG

20 years of experience with NSV HMG have revealed some disadvantages of the system, e.g. the dispersion of the HMG no longer satisfied the military. This, together with the need to switch to the local production base, gave birth to the new 12.7 HMG, called Kord.

This machine-gun was developed in Kovrovo by A.A.Namitulin, N.M.Obidin, Ju.M.Bogdanov and V.I.Zhirokhin.

The differences include sliding breech-block instead of a wedge, belt-feed from both sides, efficient muzzle break/flame suppressor, and a new barrel design that provides for even barrel heating during firing resulting in 1.5-2 times dispersion reduction.

According to estimates, Kord gunner will need on average 20 rounds to hit a running man at 1000 m, 5 to hit a vehicle, and he will need just 13 rounds to reliably immobilize an APC at 2000 m.

This machine-gun has recently entered production.

Kord HMG
Kord breech-block

Machine-gun:           12.7mm Kord
Weight (empty):        25.5 kg
Effective range:       2,000 m

Rate of fire:          650 .. 800 rds/min

Ammo box:              50 rounds
Cartridge type:        12.7x108mm
Ammo types:            APC
                       API (B-32)
                       API-T (BZT-44)
                       Instant Action Incendiary (MDZ)

Armor penetration:     30-50 mm RHA (with APC rounds)

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