KPVT 14,5mm large-calibre tank machine-gun

KPVT 14,5mm large-calibre tank machine-gun


14.5-mm Vladimirov large-calibre tank machine gun (KPVT)
is intended for armament of the armoured personnel carriers,
boats and other carriers to fight against:

-the lightly armoured targets (the armoured personnel carriers, anti-tank guns, armoured cars, etc.);
-the enemy fire means and manpower located behind the light shelters;
-the low-flying air targets.

Machine gun KPVT serves to defeat:

-the lightly armoured targets at a range of up to 1,000 m,
-the enemy transport and manpower at a range of up to 2,000
-the air targets at a height of up to 1,500 m and at a range of up to 2,000 m (using the cartridges with armour-piercing incendiary bullets Б-32, armour-piercing incendiary tracer bullets БЗТ and incendiary instantaneous bullets МДЗ).

Machine gun KPVT is also used to perform practice with blank cartridges.

Technical data

Technical Characteristics
Calibre, mm 14.5
Mass, kg 52.2
Rate of fire, shot/min 550-600
Combat rate of fire, shot/min 70-80
Target range, m

Barrel cooling air
Power supply of electric trigger, V 27
Length, mm 1980
Feed RH/LH
Maximum number of rounds before barrel cooling