Soviet Sergeant Fyodor Konoplyov and his crew firing a DShK anti-aircraft gun, Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1942

Caption   Soviet Sergeant Fyodor Konoplyov and his crew firing a DShK anti-aircraft gun, Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1942 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseRussian International News Agency
Identification Code   594303
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 Apr 2012
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
27 Feb 2012 05:23:56 PM

Let me tell you, that Degtyarov, DShK/DShKm 12.7mm Heavy Machine gun, was a beast to fire!
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Jun 2012 05:02:03 PM

EAT LEAD RUSSIAN STYLE: Adopted by the Red Army in 1938/39 the DShK (12.7mm) was Ivan's version of the US .50 caliber machine gun. It was used throughout WWII, as an anti-aircraft, anti-personnel used against light skinned vehicles or other targets. The DShK Heavy Machine Gun is a belt-fed, air-cooled, gas operated, crew served, fully automatic machine gun. Like its US .50 caliber counter-part, the DShK, is still in world-wide service.

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