Soviet DP Machine gun. I'm new to life size guns so please tell me how I can improve in the reviews. Thanks.
About this creation
The Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyaryova Pekhotnyi (Degtyaryov hand-held infantry machine gun) or DP was a light machine gun used by the Soviet Union starting in 1928. It fired the 7.62x54mmR cartridge. The DP was a good weapon on the battlefield for the most part: it had great stopping power and had an average rate of fire for weapons of this class. It was also cheap and easy to manufacture - early models had fewer than 80 parts and could be built by unskilled labour. The DP was especially able to withstand dirt. Humorously, it was said to fire better if sand were thrown on it. In tests it was buried in sand and mud and was still capable of firing more than 500 rounds. The DP's main drawback was its bipod; this part could not withstand much abuse and easily broke. Also, the magazine, which was usually a pan with 47 rounds that fed in from the top, was relatively small and continuous fire for long periods could not be relied on as much as other weapons of the time. It took some time to load a new magazine onto the weapon, and each magazine took a much longer time to load with ammunition. However, the DP's lower cyclic rate of fire meant a reduced risk of the barrel overheating. The DP machine gun was supplemented in the 1950s by the more modern but problematic RPD machine gun and entirely replaced in Soviet service by the general purpose PK machine gun in the 1960s.
Made it on Digital designer. Not very good, but it's a start. More to come later.
Please tell me how I can improve in the reviews. Thanks.
Various views of the gun.
FPS point of view.
A bunch of them lined up, waiting to be used.
Reply to Lt. Colonel John Sheppard:
I don't know why it says 1 head... I looked and tried re-rating it with 5 heads but it won't work... I think it's just faulty programming. My real rating for it is 4 by the way.