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Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS

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Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS - 7.62x54mmR. Flexible configuration.
Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS - 7.62x54mmR. Fixed configuration.

ShKAS (means Shpitalny-Komaritski Aviatsionny Skorostrelny - Rapid fire machine gun for aircraft designed by Shpitalny and Komaritski) is a Soviet machine gun widely used by Red Army aviation in the late 1930s and during World War II. It was designed by Boris Shpitalniy and Irinarkh Komaritsky and entered production in 1934. This machine gun had a very high rate of fire - 1800 RPM (3000 RPM in the UltraShKAS modification). It was produced in fixed version for fighter planes and in turret version for bombers.

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


Title Actor Character Note Date
Deep Raid (Glubokiy reid) Mounted on I-16 fighters 1938
Squadron No. 5 (Eskadrilya No. 5) Nikolai Garin Mayor Pyotr Grishin Mounted on SB bombers in nose twin and dorsal and ventral single mountings 1939
Sofiya Altovskaya Sr. Lt. Olga Grishina
Andrei Apsolon Gnatenko
Navigators and gunners
High Award (Vysokaya nagrada) Mounted on I-16 fighter, seen in documentary footage 1939
Valery Chkalov Mounted on I-16 fighters and SB bombers 1941
Fighting Film Collection No. 4 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 4) Mounted on Soviet airplanes; documentary footage 1941
Fighting Film Collection No. 6 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 6) Mounted on Soviet airplanes; documentary footage 1941
Wait for Me (Zhdi menya) Lev Sverdlin Mikhail Vainshtein Mounted on R-5 recon plane 1943
Anatoliy Alekseev Solovyov Mounted on SB bomber and as portable gun
Andrei Apsolon Yeliseev Mounted on SB bomber
Moscow Skies (Nebo Moskvy) Mounted on MiG-3 and I-153 fighters 1944
The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part I Mounted on Pe-2 bombers and Il-2 ground attack planes; documentary footage 1949
The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part II Mounted on Il-10 ground attack planes; documentary footage 1949
Chronicles of a Dive Bomber (Khronika pikiruyushchego bombardirovshchika) Oleg Dal Yevgeni Sobolevski Mounted on Pe-2 bomber 1967
In Flight are the Night Witches (V nebe 'Nochnye vedmy') Soviet female pilots Mounted on Po-2 biplanes 1981
Torpedo Bombers (Torpedonostsy) Mounted on IL-4 torpedo bombers 1983

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Release Date
Heroes & Generals Mounted in Petlyakov Pe-3bis (tailgun) 2016
Enlisted Mounted in various plane 2021


Title Characters Notation Date
Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie mounted in Polikarpov I-16 fighters and Tupolev SB bombers 2019

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