High damage with good accuracy, small recoil and medium spread. These advantages compensate for the low mobility and narrow specialization of the machine gun.
The 7.62 mm Kalashnikov machine gun (PC) is a Soviet machine gun developed by Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov as a single machine gun for the Soviet Armed Forces. The PC was adopted by the armed Forces of the USSR in 1961. It has been used in many wars and armed conflicts of the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century.Under the influence of the experience of world war II, in which the Wehrmacht successfully used single machine guns MG 34 and MG 42, already in 1946 (when he was adopted a machine gun RP-46) GAU approved the tactical and technical requirements for a single machine gun to replace the machine guns Maxim and SG-43. In the USSR, the idea of a single machine gun, suitable for installation on bipod and field machines, proposed another designer of small arms Vladimir Fedorov in the early 1920s.