The PM-63 (Polish: Pistolet maszynowy wz. 1963, lit. "submachine gun model 1963"), nicknamed RAK (Polish: Ręczny Automat Komandosów, lit. "Handheld Commando Automatic"), is a Polish submachine gun. The gun was produced by the Łucznik Arms Factory in Radom, Poland, and chambered in 9mm Makarov. It was used extensively by Polish Special Ops units and Airborne units as well as special police divisions during the Cold War. It was well known amongst gun scholars, due to being one of the few actual submachine guns being issued behind the iron curtain in the post-war period (between the late 1940s and early 1970s).
In China, the PM-63 was copied and produced without license as the Type 82 submachine gun (Chinese: 82式冲锋枪).
The PM-63 RAK and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|The Delta Force||Terrorist||1986|
|Rambo 3||Marc de Jonge||Colonel Zaysen||1988|
|Sara||Krzysztof Fus||Jozef´s bodyguard||1997|
|Various criminals, SOBR personnel|
|Antikiller 2: Antiterror||Vyacheslav Razbegaev||"Metis"||2003|
|Hans Kloss. Stawka wieksza niz smierc||Stanislaw Mikulski||Hans Kloss||2012|
|Hans Kloss. Stawka wieksza niz smierc||East German officer||2012|
|The Package (2013)||The German||2013|
|Game Title||Appears as||Note||Release Date|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||PM63||2010|
|Glorious Missions||Chinese Type 82||2012|
|DayZ||PM73 RAK||PM-73 RAK||2013|
The PM-63 was not actually used in Red Dawn contrary to many inaccurate reports. The character of Colonel Strelnikov used a Finnish Jatimatic 9mm submachine gun, since the filmmakers at the time could not acquire a real PM63 due to the Cold War and subsequent import ban on Combloc weapons during the 1970s & 1980s.