Not to be confused with the further development of the PKM, the PKP.
The PKM is one of the weapons available in Squad. The PKM is a modern variant of the PK light machine gun (LMG). Both the PKM and the PKP (upgraded variant of the PKM) are used by the Russian Ground Forces (RGF) as the standard general-purpose machine gun (GPMG).
The PKM is only a placeholder for the Russian Ground Forces in game, as the developers intend to eventually give them the PKP. The PKM was one of the weapons added in the Alpha v10 update.
General Information[edit | edit source]
The PKM is a modernized version of the Soviet 7.62 mm PK general-purpose machine gun. The PKM was introduced in 1969 to replace the SGM and RP-46 machine gun as the standard GPMG of the Soviet Army. It remains in use as a front-line infantry and vehicle-mounted weapon in the Russian Ground Forces, the successor to the Soviet Army. The PK has been exported extensively and produced in several other countries under license.
Unlike the PK, the PKM has less weight, and easier to produce and operate. The PKM also has a more rigid receiver, a hinged butt-rest, and a new flash hider. The PKM would later use black glass-filled polyamide instead of laminated wood for the buttstock and pistol grip. The PKM uses the 7.62×54mmR cartridge.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
- Like its rival the M240B, it is very difficult to control when shooting due to its heavy calibre and as such it is recommended the bipod be deployed before firing. Due to this, it lends itself to a defensive or at least stationary play style, falling between the more portable automatic rifles and the emplaced heavy machine guns (HMG).
- The PKM is used by three factions: the RGF, the Insurgents, and the Irregular Militia. It is issued to the machine gun class.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The abbreviation PK stands for Pulemyot Kalashnikova (Пулемёт Калашникова) which means in English from Russian, "Kalashnikov's machine gun". The M in "PKM" means Модернизированный which translates from Russian to English; "Modernized" or "Improved".