| SR-3 "Whirlwind» |
In late 1980s, the state security organs of the USSR, along with standard samples of special weapons for various military actions, needed a new compact machine, which would ensure the defeat of the enemy's manpower in the individual means of body armor.
In the early 1990s TSNIITOCHMASH (Klimovsk) presented a shortened version of the machine under the 9-mm cartridges SP-5 and SP-6, developed AD Borisov and VN Levchenko on the basis of a special silent machine AS "Val", with whom he has been unified on the main detail.
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During prolonged development of the new weapons, bore the symbol "compact automatic" Whirlwind "" (MA "Whirlwind"), by 1994 the designers managed to make a simple, reliable operation and a very effective weapon. Machine had a very small size, comparable to the size of SMGs, but markedly superior to their firepower by using special armor-piercing rounds SP-6 (9h39mm), through which can successfully fight the enemy in the individual means bronezazhity up to 3 class protection ranges up to 200 meters. Small size and shape allowed to carry weapons concealed under outer clothing, and apply in a confined space - narrow aisles buildings, basements, subways, salons vehicles.
In 1996, after eighteen months of pilot operation compact machine "Whirlwind" in the Russian FSB and other law enforcement agencies, the Russian state security agencies have adopted a new weapon into service under the symbol CP-3.
| SR-3 |
Compact machine SR-3 "Whirlwind" is mainly intended for use as a weapon concealed carry special forces working for the protection of public figures, the fight against organized crime and terrorism, as well as a potential self-defense weapons for the military.
device basic mechanisms of CP-3 is generally identical to the automaton AS "Val". CP-3 uses the same scheme with automatic venting engine and rotating bolt, 6 lugs.
CP-3 "Val" as opposed to machine special noiseless AS "Val" holes for removal of powder gases in the muffler, the muffler itself as well, has not. Also not provided for mounting of the silencer, thus significantly reducing the size of the weapon. However, by using special 9mm cartridges sound pressure level makes it comfortable to use firing a weapon even when shooting in confined spaces.
trigger mechanism of CP-3 striker type shall maintain a single and automatic fire and is similar to the device trigger automatic speaker. However, controls trigger some alterations. In particular, the lever fuse imposed on both sides of the weapon and make it easier to handle. We fire mode is executed in a transverse button located at the rear of the trigger bracket behind the trigger.
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bolt handle is replaced with two engines, put forward in the front of the gun, the gun over. Cocking carried out in the capture of these engines fingers and postponing them back. This scheme is adopted to reduce the thickness weapons and more comfortable concealed carry, although overcharging makes somewhat less convenient.
Food CP-3 "Whirlwind" carried ammunition from a box of plastic DIP stores 10 or 20 rounds from a sniper rifle VSS "Vintorez" or automaton AS "Val". For firing can be used as a "piercing" cartridge SP-6, and "sniper" cartridge SP-5.
pistol grip and handguard are made of impact-resistant plastic.
Stamped steel butt folds up - go ahead, and when folded is on top of the receiver.
Sighting devices consist of an open adjustable flies in front of the arms and tumbler pillar 100 and 200 m on the lid of the receiver. Height of racks front and rear sights is that allows you to enjoy sighting devices with the butt folded.
| CP 3M |
With metal magazine capacity of 30 rounds
After adopting CP-3 "Whirlwind", the Russian FSB has established a new tactical and technical requirements, need to combine the quality of CP-3 "Whirlwind", AS "Val" BCC "Vintorez».
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The result was a modification of the CP-3, designated CP-3M maximally unified with the AU and the BCC and the dignity of having a small-sized machine.
weapons in its compact use got the ability to install a silencer. Thus the design of the muffler with a large amount different from that of the AU and the BCC, as the trunk CP-3M as well as CP-3 has no holes for removal of powder gases in the exhaust system. Length SR-3M with installed silencer and buttstock is 970 mm, and with folded butt - 700 mm.
AS "Val" was borrowed folding left-forward metal-frame butt.
| SR-3 || CP-3M |
| Caliber, mm || 9h39 |
| Length, |
- Butt decomposed
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| Barrel length, mm || 156 |
| Weight without magazine, kg || 2.0 || 2.2 |
| store count. cartridges || 10, 20 || 10, 20, 30 |
| Muzzle velocity, m / s || 295 |
| Sighting range, m || 200 |
| rds / min || 900 |
Sighting device open type, designed for aimed fire up to 200 m, inherited from CP-3. While on the left side of the receiver SR-3M installed strap mounting brackets for use with various optical and night sights, increase the possibility of aimed fire up to 400 meters with optical and up to 300 m with night sight.
trigger mechanism of CP-3M is similar to that in the AU, allowing firing single shots and long queues. Safety lever is made by type SVD and in the closed position overlaps slot charging handle weapons. Separate on-off switch firing modes located inside the trigger guard, just behind the trigger.
CP 3M received a new handguard installed additional folding handle.
To supply CP-3M ammunition except plastic magazine capacity of 10 rounds and 20 it became possible to use metal magazine capacity of 30 rounds.
| CP 3M |
With plastic magazine for 20 rounds
And mounted silencer and telescopic sight