Showing posts with label Pakistan Army Sniper Rifles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pakistan Army Sniper Rifles. Show all posts

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dragunov Sniper Weapon System Of Pakistan Army

Dragunov Sniper Weapon System Of Pakistan Army
Dragunov Sniper Weapon System Of Pakistan Army

The Dragunov is a semi-automatic gas-operated rifle with a short-stroke gas-piston system. The barrel breech is locked through a rotating bolt (left rotation) and uses three locking lugs to engage corresponding locking recesses in the barrel extension. The rifle has a manual, two-position gas regulator. After discharging the last cartridge from the magazine, the bolt carrier and bolt are held back on a bolt catch that is released by pulling the cocking handle to the rear. The rifle has a hammer-type striking mechanism and a manual lever safety selector. The firing pin is a "free-floating" type and, as a result, some soft-primered ammunition had the reputation of causing a "slam fire" event. Thus, military grade ammunition with primers confirmed to be properly seated is recommended for the Dragunov and its variants. This appears to have solved the "slam fire" issue. The rifle's receiver is machined to provide additional accuracy and torsional strength. The Dragunov's receiver bears a number of similarities to the AK action, such as the large dust cover, iron sights and lever safety selector, but these similarities are primarily cosmetic in nature.


Different Variant Of Dragunov Sniper Weapon System Of Pakistan Army
Different Variant Of Dragunov Sniper Weapon System Of Pakistan Army
For precision shooting, specifically designed sniper cartridges are used, developed by V. M. Sabelnikov, P. P. Sazonov and V. M. Dvorianinov. The proprietary 7N1 load has a steel jacketed projectile with an air pocket, a steel core and a lead knocker in the base for maximum terminal effect. The 7N1 was replaced in 1999 by the 7N14 round. The 7N14 is a new load developed for the SVD. It consists of a 151 grain projectile that travels at the same 830 m/s, but it has a sharp hardened steel core projectile. The rifle can also fire standard 7.62×54mmR ammunition with either conventional, tracer or armor piercing incendiary rounds.
Use By Pakistan Army :-
This Sniper Rifle is still in use by Pakistan army and its special services group along with other assault rifles and sniper rifles. but now Pakistan army is rapidly increasing its sniper units and arming them with latest high powered .50 cal sniper rifles which are the latest and most powerful sniper rifles at this time.
Other specifications of this sniper rifle are given below.

Specifications Of Dragunov Sniper Rifle :-
▪ 4.30 kg (9.48 lb) (with scope and unloaded magazine)
▪ 4.68 kg (10.3 lb) (SVDS)
▪ 4.40 kg (9.7 lb) (SVU)
▪ 5.02 kg (11.1 lb) (SWD-M)
Reticle Of Scope Of Dragunov Sniper Weapon System Of Pakistan Army
▪ 1,225 mm (48.2 in) (SVD)
▪ 1,135 mm (44.7 in) stock extended / ▪ 815 mm (32.1 in) stock folded (SVDS)
▪ 900 mm (35.4 in) (SVU)
▪ 1,125 mm (44.3 in) (SWD-M)
Barrel Length
▪ 620 mm (24.4 in) (SVD, SWD-M)
▪ 565 mm (22.2 in) (SVDS)
▪ 600 mm (23.6 in) (SVU)
▪ 7.62×54mmR
▪ Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate Of Fire
▪ 30 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity
▪ 830 m/s (2,723 ft/s) (SVD)
▪ 810 m/s (2,657.5 ft/s) (SVDS)
▪ 800 m/s (2,624.7 ft/s) (SVU)
Effective Firing Range
▪ 800 m (875 yd)
Feed System
▪ 10-round detachable box magazine
▪ PSO-1 telescopic sight and iron sights with an adjustable rear notch sight

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Special Services Group Of Pakistan Army

The Special Services Group (SSG) is a special operations force of the Pakistan Army. It is quite similar to the U.S. Army's Special Forces and the British Army's SAS. The SSG, headquartered at Tarbela, is headed by a Major-General and divided into ten battalions, the actual strength of which is classified.
Training :-
Special Services Group Of Pakistan Army Insignia
Special Services Group Of Pakistan Army
SSG officers must have at least five years of prior military experience and volunteer from other formations for two-year assignments with the SSG; non-commissioned officers and enlisted men volunteer from other formations to serve permanently in the SSG. All trainees must participate in a nine-month SSG course at Cherat. The SSG course emphasizes physical conditioning, including a 36-mile march in 12 hours and a five-mile run in 20 minutes with full gear. Following the SSG course, trainees must go through the airborne training to get their commando wings from the SSG Airborne School. The course lasts four weeks, with wings awarded after five day-jumps and three night-jumps. The SSG recruits get trained in hand-to-hand combat training and very hard physical fitness training; only about 25% of recruits make it through to the Pakistan SSG due to the very tough training course.
Uniform :-
The commandos are distinguished by their insignia of maroon berets, a common color for airborne troops, with a silver metal tab on a light blue felt square with a dagger and lightning bolts, and a wing on the right side of the chest. The combat uniform of the SSG is similar to the US woodland pattern camouflage coat and pants. Other uniforms include camouflage and black dungarees (for the CT team). 
Equipment :-
The SSG is equipped with an array of modern weaponry which includes, Steyr AUG, SIG 552 LR, HK G3, and Chinese Type-81/56 rifles, Colt M4 carbines, and FN P90 and HK-MP5 Submachine guns (many different variants). Light machine gun in use is Rheinmetall MG3 (locally produced along with HK G3s and MP5s). In sniper or Marksman role, the SSG CT (Counter-Terrorism) teams are equipped with Barrett M82, Finnish Tikka bolt-action rifles, Steyr sniper SSG 69, POF Eye Corner shot gun and HK PSG1 and Dragunov SVD Semi-automatic rifles. Pistols include various Heckler & K
och & Glock models.
Organisation :-
Pakistani special forces have 10 battalions
- 1st Commando Yaldrum Battalion
- 2nd Commando Rahbar Battalion
- 3rd Commando Powindahs Battalion
- 4th Commando Yalghar Battalion
- 5th Commando Zilzaal Battalion
- 6th Commando AL Samsaam Battalion
- 7th Commando Babrum Battalion
Each battalion consists of 700 men in four companies, with each company split into platoons and then into 10-man teams. Battalions are commanded by Lieutenant Colonels.
Plus three independent commando companies :
- Musa Company - Specializes in Amphibious Operations
- Zarrar Company - Specializes in Counter-terrorism

Friday, April 11, 2014

Standard Rifle Of Pakistan Army | The G3 Assault Rifle

Standard Rifle Of Pakistan Army | The G3 Assault Rifle
Standard Rifle Of Pakistan Army | The G3 Assault Rifle With Knife
The G3 is a 7.62×51mm NATO battle rifle developed in the 1950s by the German armament manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) in collaboration with the Spanish state-owned design and development agency CETME.

The G3A3 (A4) is a selective-fire automatic weapon that employs a roller-delayed blowback operating system. The two-piece bolt assembly consists of a breech (bolt head) and bolt carrier. The bolt is held in battery by two sliding cylindrical rollers that engage locking recesses in the barrel extension (popularly called a "trunnion"; BATF calls this a "mounting block"). The breech is opened when both rollers are compressed inward against camming surfaces driven by the rearward pressure of the expanding gases upon the bolt head. As the rollers move inward, recoil energy is transferred to the locking piece and bolt carrier which begin to withdraw while the bolt head slowly moves rearward in relation to the bolt carrier. As the bolt carrier clears the rollers, pressure in the bore drops to a safe level, the bolt head is caught by the bolt carrier and moves to the rear as one unit, continuing the operating cycle.
The firearm is equipped with iron sights that consist of a rotary rear drum and hooded front post. The rear sight, mechanically adjustable for both windage and elevation, has an open notch used to fire up to 100 m and three apertures used for: 200, 300 and 400 m. The receiver housing has recesses that work with HK clamp adapters used to mount day or night optics.

In Use Of Pakistan Army :-
Standard Rifle Of Pakistan Army | The G3 Assault Rifle Sniper Varient
Standard Rifle Of Pakistan Army | The G3 Assault Rifle Sniper Varient
Many people ask questions that why Pakistani army uses this old rifle and large caliber. The answer lies in the very detailed specifications of this gun. The gun is designed for medium ranged combats and is very effective against targets at 500 meters. This gun can penetrate brick walls and bunker walls without concrete and Level 3 body armour. As you may know that most of the armed forces of our arch enemy Hindustan use level 3 body armour, therefore this gun is very useful for penetrating this  kind of armour and breaching bunker walls at long ranges. Also it can also be converted in a sniper rifle with small modifications and serve as a general purpose sniper rifle. The rate of fire is extremely fast. There are two types of magazines. Other specifications are given below.

Specifications :-
▪ 4.1 kg (9.04 lb) (G3A3)
▪ 4.7 kg (10 lb) (G3A4)
▪ 5.54 kg (12.2 lb) with optic (G3SG/1)
▪ 4.1 kg (9.0 lb) (G3K)
▪ 1,025 mm (40.4 in) (G3A3)
▪ 1,025 mm (40.4 in) stock extended / 840 mm
▪ (33.1 in) stock collapsed (G3A4)
▪ 1,025 mm (40.4 in) (G3SG/1)
▪ 895 mm (35.2 in) stock extended / 711 mm (28.0 in) stock collapsed (G3K)
Barrel length
▪ 450 mm (17.7 in)
▪ 315 mm (12.4 in) (G3K)
▪ 7.62×51mm NATO
▪ Roller-delayed blowback
Rate of fire
▪ 500–600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity
▪ 800 m/s (2,625 ft/s)
Effective firing range
▪ 500 meters (550 yd), 100–400 m sight adjustments
Feed system
▪ 20-round detachable box
▪ 50-round drum magazine
▪ Rear: rotary diopter; front: hooded post