Nikonov machine gun
|Nikonov machine gun|
|Type||Light machine gun|
|Place of origin||Soviet Union|
|Rate of fire||3000rpm|
|Effective firing range||1000m|
|Feed system||30, 45-round box magazines|
100-round drum magazine
The weapon developed on its own initiative, out of competition and technical tasks. The weapon has no bolt, but a stationary breech and movable barrels with its own gas cylinders with piston connected to the next barrel. Upon firing one barrel, the next one was forced backwards, and thus caused the next barrel to move forward. When firing operates a feeding device that channels rounds into the barrels, with the spent cartridges ejected from both sides. The barrels move back and forth the full length of the cartridge.
The prototype is now located the M.T. Kalashnikov museum in Izhevsk.
- Д. Беляев, «ШАГИ К УСПЕХУ» Экспериментальные и опытные разработки ижевских оружейников на выставке в Музейно-выставочном комплексе стрелкового оружия им. М.Т. Калашникова в Ижевске., Kalashnikov magazine 2012/4, pp. 42–52 (this gun on p. 47)