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- "Spetsnaz LMG, accurate in short to medium range. Capable of long range controlled fire."
— In-game description
Story and Terrorist Hunt
The 6P41 is the only light machine gun used by the White Masks. The weapon is only seen being used by Bombers during Article 5 and the last wave of a Protect Hostage mission in Terrorist Hunt, as well as the introductory video to Article 5.
The PKP "Pecheneg" is a general-purpose machine gun manufactured by TsNIITochMash. 6P41 is the designation of the weapon given by the GRAU Index. It currently exists in two variants, with the second one being a bullpup conversion manufactured by Zenit. The bullpup variant offers less weight, a new compensator, an improved trigger, and a Picatinny rail on top to attach tactical modules.
In-game, the 6P41 is an ideal weapon for laying down suppressive fire with its high magazine. With a decent damage model and relatively controllable recoil pattern, this LMG can easily create choke points for enemies.
- Previously, the 6P41 in-game held one in the chamber. This has since been patched.
- However, the mechanism of a PK machine gun actually works differently from other open bolt machine guns due to its rimmed cartridge. When the bolt reciprocates backwards, it extracts a cartridge out of the belt via its rim, and stores it in an intermediate position. As a result, when the machine gun is at rest with the bolt in the rear, there is still a cartridge stored independently from the belt. So in theory, the 6P41 should still have a +1 capacity, despite being an open bolt firearm.
- Due to this, the reload animation for the 6P41 is also incorrect, as the operator works the charging handle before and after replacing the bolt. This would mean that the bolt would be moved to the rear before a new belt is loaded, and thus be unable to feed a round. Pulling the charging handle again would do nothing, since the bolt is already in the rear and the only way to send it forward is by pulling the trigger.
- The 6P41 is incorrectly modelled with rimless cartridges, while the real machine gun would be chambered for the rimmed 7.62×54mmR cartridge.