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SHKAS Machine Gun (USSR) 3 pcs 1/144 Scale Model Kit Mini World 14401

Theme: Detailing Set

Era : 2020-2022

Scale : 1/144

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Series: Detail-up Parts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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ShKAS - the first Soviet rapid-fire synchronous aircraft machine gun. Designed in 1930, it was produced from 1932 to 1945, when the production of rifle-caliber aircraft machine guns was discontinued. Became the first machine gun designed specifically for aviation; for him, special aviation cartridges of increased reliability with armor-piercing and armor-piercing incendiary bullets were also developed.
ShKAS was installed on all Soviet aircraft produced from 1934 to 1941, and was used in all military conflicts of this period with the participation of the USSR, from the Spanish Civil War to the Great Patriotic War. In addition, there is evidence of the use of I-16 aircraft equipped with these machine guns in the Korean and Chinese civil wars. The reason for this popularity was the high rate of fire achieved by using a feed drum to extract the cartridge from the belt and a gas piston to actuate the automation.
The release of the machine gun was launched in three versions, twin installations were also produced, and the possibilities of land and sea use were considered. In 1937, the UltraShKAS modification was developed with a rate of fire reaching 3,000 rounds per minute, but notable for low reliability. In parallel, the designer S. V. Vladimirov developed a large-caliber version of the machine gun, which received the name ShVAK, and from it, in turn, by increasing the caliber, the gun of the same name was developed.