Type Heavy machine gun Place of origin Soviet Union Service history In service 1939 Production history Designer Vasily Degtyaryov Designed 1930 Number built 10,000 Specifications Weight 14.3 kg gun body Length 1,170 mm Barrel length 720 mm Cartridge 7.62x54mmR Action Gas-Operated Rate of fire 600 to 1200 round/min Muzzle velocity 800 m/s (2,624 ft/s) Effective range 1000 m Feed system 250 round fabric belts Sights Front:
DS-39 (Russian: Дегтярёва Станковый образца 1939 года) was a Soviet medium machine gun, designed by Vasily Degtyaryov, that was used during the Second World War. The work on the gun's design began in 1930, and it was accepted by the Red Army in September, 1939. About 10,000 were made from 1939 to 1941, but the weapon was not successful in service and its production was discontinued after the German invasion of June, 1941, with factories converted to produce the older, more reliable Russian M1910 Maxim machine guns.
About 200 were captured by Finland in 1941 and issued to Finnish troops.Soviet infantry weapons of World War II
Side-arms Rifles & carbines Submachine guns Grenades Machine guns & other larger weapons Cartridges used by the USSR during WWII7.62×25mm Tokarev • 7.62×38mmR • 7.62×54mmR • 12.7×108mm • 14.5×114mm • 7.63×25mm Mauser
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