| HK PSG-1 |
In the mid 1980s the company Heckler und Koch, in collaboration with various counter-terrorist organizations, including the German GSG9 and the British SAS, created a long-range self-loading sniper rifle PSG-1.
main purpose of developers was to create high precision sniper rifle to engage targets at ranges up to 600 meters. Small in sniper range measurements due to the fact that the rifle was intended to arm the police and anti-terrorist units.
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sniper rifle Heckler & Koch PSG-1 is a deeply modernized assault rifle H & K G3.
Rifle PSG-1 was designed for cartridge 7,62 x51 mm and retained automation system, slowing down the system and the overall layout of the base sample. However, sniper weapons component design changes led PSG-1.
First of all, is the trunk, increased by 200 mm (650 mm to 450 mm in G3), made by cold forging and deprived bracket for the bayonet-knife and flame arrester. The trunk has four polygonal rifling right-improving ballistic performance bullets.
trigger mechanism is adjustable, the pressure on the trigger is adjustable from 0.9 to 1.5 kilograms. Only a single fire mode, reloading happens automatically.
addition, PSG-1 has a device "for silent shutter is closed" as a button behind the window to eject shell casings. This device is functionally similar dosylatel shutter U.S. M16A1 rifle.
| PSG-1 |
rifle equipped with a heavy butt, correctable in length (adjustable butt plate) and height (special "cheek").
for comfortable hand grip fire control is also regulated.
Stationary bipod for PSG-1 no special rifle is provided a three-legged stand.
wooden handguard is attached only to the receiver without having contact with the barrel.
no iron sights. On a stationary rifle riflescope 6-fold increase in "Hensoldt 6x24". Sight is illuminated reticle, and provides an effective fire at ranges of 100-600 m Adjustments horizontally and vertically are done by rolling eyepiece, there are six units at a range of 100 to 600 m, as well as fine adjustment to compensate for the offset angle mounted sight.
Food arms ammunition magazine capacity is carried out for 5 or 20 rounds.
sniper rifle Heckler-Koch PSG-1 in its time became one of the most common police rifles in the world. Among the "users" - police sniper and anti-terrorist units in Germany, UK, USA and other countries.
PSG-1 was established by Heckler & Koch GmbH.
Overall PSG-1 is a high-class police sniper weapon type, designed to conduct rapid and accurate fire on small and mid-range (up to 600 meters).
| Caliber, mm || 7.62x51 NATO |
| Length mm || 1208 |
| Barrel length, mm || 650 |
| Weight || 8.10 |
| Capacity, |
| 5, 20 |
| Rate of fire, |
Rds / min
| 30 |
| Sighting |
| 600 |
| Muzzle velocity |
Bullets, m / s
| 750 |
High breakdown and lethal action of bullets. From the base of the sample differs improved balancing and more careful treatment of the bore. Operation of the gate almost silent, which is not typical systems with the bolt (type SVD). Elongated handguard, soft descent adjustment stop butt, butt cheek and fry provide comfort sighting, as well as good accuracy and precision shooting (when shooting at 100 meters all the bullets are placed in a circle with a diameter of 6 cm).
Availability of complete shop small capacity (for 5 rounds) allows the shooter to the ground tight against better disguise. The fuse can be off the thumb grip on the job.
Pretty much weight rifle increases its stability when shooting. By rate of superior rifle system with a longitudinally sliding gate.
At the same time in PSG-1 has a number of disadvantages which include:
For military applications
Great length and weight impair agility weapons. According to the accuracy of fire PSG-1 rifles with inferior longitudinal sliding gate and SVD. The overall design is not stiff enough. Elastic deformation of the receiver reduce effective range. No mechanical sight does not allow effective use of the rifle in case of failure of the optical sight. Due to lack of muzzle flash arrester unmasks arrow. Gunshot sound loud enough that stun arrow and further unmasks him.
PSG-1 by virtue of little too much weight weapons, some "tenderness" (by Army standards) of the various components, as well as due to excessively high prices and deliberately limited practical range.
Especially for army use based PSG-1 firm Heckler & Koch developed a sniper rifle MSG-90.