Specifications

Weapon type:

Semi-automatic carbine

Weight:

3.85 kg (8.5 lb)

Calibre & Catrige:

7.62x39mm

Effective range:

400 m (440 yd)

Designed:

1944

Designer:

Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov

Action:

Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading

In service:

1945-present

Muzzle velocity:

735 m/s (2,411 ft/s)

Capacity:

10 round

The SKS or self-loading carbine of Simonov system is a semi-automatic Soviet carbine. It's cahmbered for the 7.62x39mm cartridges and was manufactured after the WWII. Now is used just for a ceremonials.

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