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For the standard issue GPMG of the Russian Ground Forces, see PKP Pecheneg.
Users Insurgents
Irregular Militia
Capacity 100-round belt in 100-round ammunition box
Cartridge 7.62x54mmR
Fire Mode Fully Automatic at 650 RPM
The PKM is a gas-operated open bolt Russian machine gun developed in the early 1960s that served in the Soviet military as its standard general purpose machine gun well after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Its simplicity and ease of operation make it a formidable counterpart to the western MAG, and has seen extensive export and manufacture all around the world.
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The PKM is a general-purpose machine gun featured in Squad.

General Information[]

The PKM is a modernized version of the Soviet 7.62 mm PK general-purpose machine gun. The PKM was introduced in 1969 to replace the SGM and RP-46 machine gun as the standard GPMG of the Soviet Army. It remains in use as a front-line infantry and vehicle-mounted weapon in the Russian Ground Forces, the successor to the Soviet Army. The PK has been exported extensively and produced in several other countries under license.

Unlike the PK, the PKM has less weight, and easier to produce and operate. The PKM also has a more rigid receiver, a hinged butt-rest, and a new flash hider. The PKM would later use black glass-filled polyamide instead of laminated wood for the buttstock and pistol grip. The PKM uses the 7.62x54mmR cartridge.


  • Like its rival the M240B, it is very difficult to control when shooting due to its heavy calibre and as such it is recommended the bipod be deployed before firing. Due to this, it lends itself to a defensive or at least stationary play style, falling between the more portable automatic rifles and the emplaced heavy machine guns (HMG).
  • The PKM is used by two factions: the Insurgents and the Irregular Militia. It is issued to the Machine Gunner class.



  • The abbreviation PK stands for Pulemyot Kalashnikova (Пулемёт Калашникова) which means in English from Russian, "Kalashnikov's machine gun". The M in "PKM" means Модернизированный which translates from Russian to English; "Modernized" or "Improved".

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