Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) produced two new assault rifles PK18 and PK21

POF revealed three new firearms the PK18 assault rifle, PK21 submachine gun (SMG), and POF-10 pistol.

  • Assault Rifle PK 18 7.62 x 51 mm is a compact, rifle lightweight weapon, which is created with advance built-up systems.
  • Each of the PK18’s magazines can carry 20 rounds.

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Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) launched three new firearms the PK18 assault rifle, PK21 submachine gun (SMG), and POF-10 pistol.

Research and Development Directorate of Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF), launched PK-18 (gas-operated) Assault Rifle with 7.62 x 51 mm caliber setup and SMGK PK21 (AK-103) in 7.62 x 39 mm caliber.

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Assault Rifle PK 18 7.62 x 51 mm is a compact, rifle lightweight weapon, which is created with advance built-up systems. It is a gas-operated rotating bolt rifle with the capacity of 20-round magazines.

Each rifle is designed to mount sights such as mechanical, optical and thermal. It can fire both ways semi-automatic and fully automatic and it can fire from any position.

All the advanced features used in the manufacturing of the rifle made it highly reliable in a difficult operational situation.

Technical Data

Caliber7.62 x 51 mm
a.       Weight
Total Weight3.8 kg
Empty Magazine 20 rds165 gm
Loaded 20 rds Magazine660 gm
Sling180 gm
b.      Dimension
Overall with Flash Hider955 mm
Overall Height225 mm
Overall width55 mm
c.       Firing Characteristics
Method of OperationGas Operated
Muzzle Velocity-Vo780-820 m/sec
Rate of Fire500-600 RPM
Effective Range400 m (maximum)
Accuracy600 m (maximum)
d.      Mechanical Features
Rifling4 grooves right hand 1:7
Twist Length305 mm
Mode of FireSafety, Semi-auto, Full auto
Type of Breech MechanismRotating bolt
Method of FeedingMagazine

 

 Capacity of 7.62 x 51 mm

7.62 x 51 mm NATO can reliably hit targets out to 800 yards. On top of that, the 7.62 x 51 mm projectiles carry far more energy downrange and into the target, greatly increasing stopping power against humans with or without body armor.

Whereas fewer details were made available for the PK21 and POF10.


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