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 Users  Insurgents, Irregular Militia
 Cartridge  7.62x39mm
 Capacity  10 Round Stripper Clip
 Fire Mode  Semi-Automatic

The SKS is one of the Weapons available in Squad. The SKS is adopted as the standard service rifle of the Soviet Army from 1945 to 1947 when it was replaced by the infamous AK-47.

General Information[edit | edit source]

The SKS is a gas-operated, tilting bolt, self-loading semi-automatic carbine. It is designed by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov in 1944 and adopted by the Soviet Army in 1945 as the standard infantry rifle. Large scale-production began in 1949 and continued until 1958. The SKS served as the standard infantry rifle in the Soviet Army, complementing the AK-47, which was used in the role of a Submachinegun. However, in the late 1950s, the decision was made to discard the SKS entirely and equip all infantrymen with AK-type rifles, resulting the SKS being relegated to use as a second-line service infantry rifle by the 1960s. Many countries in Asia and Europe had manufactured versions of the SKS carbine, such as the Chinese Norinco Type 56 Carbine, Yugoslavian M59/66, and the East German Karabiner S.

The SKS has a conventional wooden stock, rifle grip, a chrome lined barrier, and a foldable bayonet that comes with the carbine. The SKS is gas-operated that has a short gas piston and spring-loaded bolt carrier. Due to its long length, the SKS has slightly higher muzzle velocity than many Soviet firearms. Most SKS carbines have a free floating firing pin in which users must take good care while cleaning so the pin can freely move. The SKS uses 7.62x39mm cartridges.

General Information[edit | edit source]

  • An SKS stripper clip can hold 10 rounds.
  • Can be fired on only semi-automatic.
  • The SKS is used by both of the rebel factions of Squad; the Irregular Militia and the Insurgents. As of V14 it has been disseminated to a number of different squad roles. Medics, LATs, Scouts, and Squad Leads, all have access to it.
  • Although outclassed by modern automatic weapons, one should not underestimate the lethality of this carbine. It is effective in medium range engagements but begins to struggle in CQB where the lack of fully automatic fire and reduced magazine size cripple its performance. However, due to the heavy bullet, it's close-range damage is very high, and accurate close-range fire can be deadly.

Variants[edit | edit source]

SKS PU-1 3.5x Scope[edit | edit source]

A SKS with an old PU-1 optic mounted on the side. This old WW2 era sight can be ranged out to 1000m and almost turns the SKS into a low caliber designated marksman rifle.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

The SKS's Recoil Pattern

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • SKS stands for Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova (Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова) which means in English from Russian, "Self-loading Carbine of (the) Simonov system".
  • There are more than fifteen million SKS carbines in the world built. That is five million more than the AKM and three times more than the AK-74.
  • The in-game model for the SKS is equipped with a folding bayonet which currently serves no purpose.
  • In modern times, the SKS carbine is used for ceremonial purposes, mainly for the celebration of a country's navy. Notable examples include Russia and China.

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