[quote=“EOD”]The issue on the MTLB might have been different as the PK was installed inside a small turret. Changing such things and embedding a new weapon, making it gas tight etc. (goven the new gun will fit at all) might be a small adventure and could cost more than just making new cartridges.
Anyhow it is odd how some procurement offices do work.
It is not on ammo but I know of a case where the German military payed additional money to get a servo steering removed from passenger busses. Reason: servo steering was not in the request for proposal! So one manufacturer won the tender and had to remove the servos before delivery! I would have issued life sentences for all involved![/quote]
I see; I am honestly not at all familiar with the MTLB. I assumed that the PKs had been mounted on their usual tripod/pintle mount manned by exposed crewmen, but it seems as the machine guns were actually solenoid triggered PKTs, can you confirm/disprove this?
Thank you again for a very good explanation.
Hah, darned Bundeswehr! I sure wonder what the Norwegian army will strip out of our new Rheinmetall MAN trucks at arrival… maybe they’ll kick out the servo and permanently disable the ABS, so that those that have driven our Geländewagens will feel at home in them ;-)
[quote=“morten”]The cartridge has a solid steel projectile. As I understand, from information given by people at Nammo Vanäsverken in Sweden, by whom the cartridges were produced, they are for some sort of barrel testing. It is not for combat or training use.
It is correct that the Swedes aquired East German armoured vehicles which were equipped with PKM machine guns. So production of 7,62x54R Caliber ammunition, as it was called in Sweden, started in 1995. Known headstamps are CG 95, CG96 and CG00.
These are the cartridge types that I am aware of:
Headstamps are, from left: CG 95, CG 96, CG 96 CG 96 and CG 00.
Ah, thank you very much for clearing that up. Do you happen to know how many were made of each type?
I’ll have to look out for the red wooden blank round; I currently have the 7,62x51mm and 6,5x55mm variants of it.
Going through my modest 53mmR and 54mmR collection I found a 96-made white tip round like the one you posted, along with one from Lapua.
Takk igjen :-)
tennsats / Ole
Copy-pasted from Wikipedia:
Pbv 401 (pansarbandvagn) - modified former East-German vehicle with 7.62 mm machine guns Ksp 95 and Ksp 58..
Looks like the Swedes used both PK/Ts and FN MAGs on them.