Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Heckler and Koch G28 good! Dragunov SVD better?
Such should be within the context of the previous blog entry a question that can be legitimately asked?
NATO already possessing in their secondary munitions arsenal a semi-automatic sniper rifle at least as good as the Heckler and Koch G28. That weapon of course being the Soviet era Dragunov SVD sniper rifle.
The entire doctrine of the designated marksman as conceptualized by Soviet military planners over fifty years ago.
That designated marksman in the Soviet model able to deliver a high-rate of sustained, long-range and accurate semi-automatic high-power rifle fire on an adversary.
Read several Internet articles the topic of which is the Dragunov SVD sniper rifle:
1. "Devastating in trained hands: The Dragunov sniper rifle"
By Alexander Korolkov.
"Snipers are not usually the first association one makes with the Red Army, which was better geared toward vast offensives and tank battles. But there were still plenty of sharpshooters in the Soviet ranks, armed primarily with an unusual rifle that defied the conventions of sniper operation."
2. "Dragunov Sniper Rifle"
"The Dragunov Sniper Rifle (SVD) served as a sniper rifle for the Russian military for almost 50 years!"
By Leroy Thompson.
"The SVD served as sniper rifle for the Russian military for almost 50 years and during the Cold War was used by most countries in the Soviet’s influence."
SO DEADLY WAS/IS THE SVD SNIPER RIFLE THE IMPORTATION INTO THE UNITED STATES WAS BANNED!!
That PSO-1 scope of the SVD rifle also infra-red sensitive. I have thought that feature to be used by Soviet designated marksman during night-time operations, shooting out the xenon searchlights of American M-60 tanks as were equipped at the time!