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The VSS (Russian: Винтовка Снайперская Специальная, Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya or "Special Sniper Rifle", GRAU designation 6P29), also called the Vintorez ("thread cutter"), is a suppressed sniper rifle that uses a heavy subsonic 9×39mm SP5 cartridge and armor-piercing SP6 cartridge. It was developed in the late 1980s by TsNIITochMash and manufactured by the Tula Arsenal. It is issued primarily to Spetsnaz units for undercover or clandestine operations, a role made evident by its ability to be stripped down for transport in a specially fitted briefcase.

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The VSS Vintorez is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield.

The VSS Vintorez (Special Sniper Rifle) was designed for special operations in 1987. This rifle has an integrated sound suppressor and uses special subsonic ammo - 9x39mm cartridges.