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RPD in WWII?

Reddog

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Interstingly though the SKS did see action in WW2, it was field tested with a certain unit and enjoyed great success.
 

Gunfan9x19

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Interstingly though the SKS did see action in WW2, it was field tested with a certain unit and enjoyed great success.
Although, IIRC, it did get shipped out for testing until March or April '45, so it didn't really see a whole lot of combat.

I'd love to get my hands on one of those "field-test" SKSs, though. Wouldn't mind a PTRS, either, as long we're talking Simonov :p.
 

User Name

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An unsourced quote off Wikipedia, from a page that says it was in service from 1945 to current (see sidebar). So it's contradicting itself ...
If you clicked on any of the links on there it would have taken you to a wiki page. Why put a source when it's that obvious.
 

Boogerhead

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If you clicked on any of the links on there it would have taken you to a wiki page. Why put a source when it's that obvious.
Nonono -- I wasn't disparaging you, but rather a stub-level Wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia can be great, but this isn't one of those times. The entry's self-contradictory, and offers no sources for its claims, so there's no way to research whether the RPD entered service in the 1950s or 1945 or somewhere in-between.
 

waregim

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The RPD is a light machine gun that was produced and probably practiced in inadequate numbers by the Soviet Union during World War II.