9th Company: Roots of Terror

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9th Company: Roots of Terror (2009)

9th Company: Roots of Terror is a video game based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan. It is a PC based game developed by Noviy Disk. 9th Company follows the story of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley and culminates with a bloody stand against the Mujahideen warriors on a mountain top in Afghanistan. It's the Battle of Thermopylae all over again: one Russian fighter against ten Afghans! 9th Company: Roots of Terror recreates in detail the events that took place during the last large-scale Soviet military operation.

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Handguns

Makarov PM

The Makarov PM pistol is used by military and secret services. Still used today in the Warsaw Treaty countries. In game is used by Mujahideen and Soviet soldiers.

Makarov PM Pistol - 9x18mm

Stechkin APS

APB silenced pistol is used by Soviet troops and Soviet special forces in game mission 5.

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
A Soviet soldier shoots a Mujahideen.

Assault Rifles

M16A2

The M16A2 is an American assault rifle. Despite the fact that the USA never gave M16A2 rifles to the Mujahideen, it is seen in game used by Mujahideen forces.

M16A2 Assault Rifle - 5.56x45mm
Mujahideen fire with M16A2.

AKS-74

The AKS-74 rifle with (but more commonly without) BG-15 Grenade launcher was used by Soviet Afghan National Army and Mujahideen. Considered to use "jungle-style" taped-together magazine stacks, thus the ammo supply is carried in 60-round increments and is incompatible with AKS-74U.

AKS-74 5.45x39mm
Enlarged screenshot showing weapons on characters using AKS-74 rifles with BG-15 launcher.

AKS-74U

The AKS-74U was used by Soviet infantry and tankers.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm

Machine gun

PK machine gun

Used by Mujahideen and Soviet soldiers.

PKM with classic (most seen) version of the flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldier with PKM in mission 4.
Mujahideen open fire with PKMs on Soviet troops in mission 3 46kmh Pandzhar River.

Sniper Rifles

Dragunov SVD

Used by Mujahideen and Soviet soldiers.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.6x54mm R
Enlarged screenshot showing weapons on players wielding AKS-74 rifles and SVD Dragunov Rifles.
Private Gioconda uses an SVD Dragunov.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk

Used by Mujahideen.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 sniper rifle - .303 British
Enemy Mujahideen fire with Lee-Enfield Scope.

Rocket Launchers

RPG-7

Used by the Mujahideen and Soviet soldiers. This weapon is good for attacking convoys.

RPG-7 40mm
Soviets with RPG-7 fire on an enemy T-34 in mission Operation Stom 333 1979.
Mujahideen attack a BMP-2 with RPG-7 fire.

RPG-18

RPG-18 used by the Soviets and Mujahideen. It only has 1 rocket and cannot be reloaded.

RPG-18 64mm
RPG 18 with Soviet soldier.

Hand Grenades

F-1 Grenade

Used by Mujahideen force and Soviet soldiers.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade

RGD-5

The Mujahideen and Soviet forces use the RGD-5 hand grenade.

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade

Stationary weapons

DShK 12.7mm

This very dangerous gun is used by Mujahideen forces and is also seen on enemy technicals.

A Russian DShKM in 12.7x109mm on Tripod
DShK in game.

ZU-23-2

Used by Soviet soldiers and Mujahideen and is used on the KamAZ gun truck. It is incredibly lethal to enemy troops. The ZSU-23-4 Shilka quad AAA still gives this editor shivers.

ZU-23-2 23mm
ZU-23-2 on Kamaz truck.

NSV heavy machine gun

Used by Mujahideen forces and Soviet troops.

Tripod-mounted NSV heavy machine gun 12.7x107mm
NSVT in game.



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