RPK light machine gun

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NOTE: Some films use the Valmet M78 to impersonate the RPK. please see the Valmet M78 page for differences between these two weapons.

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RPK

RPK Light Machine Gun with 40 round magazine - 7.62x39mm
RPK light machine gun with 75-round drum magazine - 7.62x39mm

Specifications

(1961 – 1978)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 7.62×39mm M43
  • Weight: 10.6 lbs (4.8 kg)
  • Length: 40.9 in (104 cm)
  • Barrel length: 23.2 in (59 cm)
  • Feed System: 30, 40-round box magazines or 75-round drum magazine
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto

The RPK and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Parade of the Planets (Parad planet) Soviet Army soldiers 1984
Red Scorpion Dolph Lundgren Lt. Nikolai Rachenko 1989
Navy SEALs Rick Rossovich Leary 1990
Three Kings Iraqi soldier 1999
Proof of Life ELT rebel 2000
Tears of the Sun Militia fighter 2003
The Preacher Christian Kmiotek Jutka 2004
Moscow Heat Seen in the pile of weapons 2004
Blood Diamond RUF fighter 2006
The Mark of Cain Iraqi insurgent 2007
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Terrorists 2009
Machine Gun Preacher LRA troops 2011
Resident Evil: Damnation Russian Soldiers Anachronistic, with drum magazines 2012
Resident Evil: Damnation East Slavic Army soldiers With drum magazines 2012
Red Dawn KPA soldiers 2012
Cockneys vs. Zombies 2012

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
E-Ring Chinese Soldier "Pilot", With drum magazine 2005-2006
Over There Iraqi insurgent "Prisoner" 2005
The Unit Terrorist "Always Kiss Them Goodbye" 2006 - 2009
Falling Skies - Season 1 Mpho Koaho Anthony "The Armory" 2011 - present

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
America's Army With 75-round drum magazine 2002
Conflict: Desert Storm 2002
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising 2004
Close Combat: First to Fight RPK With 75-round drum magazine 2005
Project Reality With optional AK-style stock 2005
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 AK-47 LMG With 75-round drum magazine 2007
Insurgency With 75-round drum magazine 2007
Soldier of Fortune: Payback PKR-47 2007
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Automatic Rifle w/ drum magazine 2008
7.62 High Calibre 2008
ArmA II With 75-round drum magazine 2009
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker RPK w/ drum magazine 2010
Medal of Honor RPK w/ various attachments digital pre-order bonus 2010
Battlefield 3 RPK-74M Vertical foregrip and various attachments has performances of 5.45x39mm RPK-74, probably accidentally modeled on RPKM 2011
Battlefield Play4Free As the "RPK-74M" With Harris bipod replacing integral bipod 2011
Project Reality: Vietnam 2012
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action RPK-74 2012
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier RPK RPKM with various atachments uPlay bonus weapon 2012

RPK-74

RPK-74 light machine gun with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm
RPK-74M light machine gun with 45-round box magazine - 5.45x39mm

Specifications

(1974 – present)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 5.45×39mm M74
  • Weight: 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
  • Length: 41.7 in (106 cm)
  • Barrel length: 23.2 in (59 cm)
  • Feed System: 30, 45-round box magazines
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto

The RPK-74 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Checkpoint (Blokpost) Russian soldier 1998
GoldenEye Soviet soldier Mockup only 1995
The Job Daryl Hannah CJ March Modified as a sniper rifle 2003
Countdown (Lichnyy nomer) Russian soldiers RPK-74M 2004
9th Company Soviet soldiers 2005
9th Company Afghan soldiers 2005
Hooked (Na Igre) Boris Sergeevich's guard RPK-74M 2009
Hooked (Na Igre) Muslim terrorists RPK-74M 2009
Hooked 2. Next Level (Na Igre 2. Novyy Uroven) Contrabandists and Boris Sergeevich's guard 2010
Hooked 2. Next Level (Na Igre 2. Novyy Uroven) Sergey Chirkov Vampire 2010

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
I Have The Honor! (Chest Imeyu!) Russian paratroopers and Chechen terrorists 2004
The Storm Gate Chechen terrorists 2006

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Battlefield 2 Available hand-held and in fixed positions, and vehicle-mounted Inaccurately shown with drum magazine 2005
Project Reality 2005
Project Reality With optional 1P29 scope RPK-74M 2005
Jagged Alliance 2 1999
Ghost Recon RPK74 w/ 75-round drum magazine 2001
7.62 High Calibre RPK-74M 2008
ArmA II Inaccurately shown with drum magazine 2009
Call of Duty: Black Ops RPK Optional red dot sight/scope/IR scope and dual or drum mags w/ ribbed forend and relocated rear sight 2010
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 RTK-74 2010
Combat Arms With muzzle brake removed and nonexistent drum magazine 2004
SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs RTK-74 2011
War Inc. Battlezone w/ various attachments RPK-74M 2011
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action RPK-74 w/ 45-round box magazine 2012
Survarium w/ 45-round box magazine, RPK-74M 2015

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Angel Beats! Hinata 2010

Zastava M72B1

Zastava M72B1 Light Machine Gun with 40-round box magazine - 7.62x39mm

Specifications

(1973 - Present)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 7.62×39mm M43
  • Weight: 12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
  • Length: 40.4 in (102.5 cm)
  • Barrel length: 21.3 in (54.2 cm)
  • Feed System: 30, 40 round magazines or 75 round drum
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Zastava M72B1 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Fall of Italy (Pad Italije) SS soldiers, Ustasha 1981
Black Hawk Down Somali militiaman 2001
No Man's Land Serbian soldiers 2001
No Man's Land Bosnian soldiers 2001


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