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PKP Pecheneg
Users Russian Ground Forces
Capacity 100-round belt in 100-round ammunition box
Cartridge 7.62x54mmR Green Tracer
Fire Mode Fully Automatic at 650 RPM
The PKP Pecheneg is a modern upgrade to the PKM machine gun that was adopted by the Russian military in the early 2000s. It features a forced-air cooling jacket around the barrel, a number of improvements to the frame and replacement of the wooden furniture with a synthetic polymer. It also is equipped with a side dovetail mount like on the AK-74M that flips off to the side, for mounting the 1P78 2.8x scope.
~ In-game description

The PKP Pecheneg is a general-purpose machine gun featured in Squad.

General Information[]

The Pecheneg (Russian: Печенег), also referred to as the "PKP" is a Russian 7.62x54mmR general-purpose machine gun. It is a further development and modification of the PK machine gun, hence the PKP name, as in PK Pecheneg. It is said to be more accurate than all its predecessors due to a heavier, non-removable, forced-air-cooling barrel with radial cooling ribs and a handle which eliminates the haze effect from hot gases and keeps the barrel cooler, making the weapon more reliable. Furthermore, the weapon is capable of having a telescopic sight or other sights mounted on it, increasing its accuracy and effective range.


The PKP Pecheneg is exclusive to the Machine Gunner role of the Russian Ground Forces.


  • The Pecheneg is named for the Pecheneg people, a warlike tribe of Turkic origin who lived in what later became steppes of Southern Russia and Ukraine.

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