We Need to Talk About the PK Machine Gun

A Soviet PK gunner on exercise alongside a BMP-1 equipped motor rifle infantry squad, presumably in the 1960s.

Kalashnikov’s Machine Gun Almost Matches the AK Rifle in Global Reach and Emulation

he PK family of general purpose machine guns have been an enduring presence in armed violence around the world and have been copied in diverse forms. Beginning its career in the Soviet Army in 1961, PKs are almost as omnipresent as their AK rifle cousins in ongoing Middle Eastern, African and South Asian…