LAD machine gun

LAD machine gun
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Lyuty
Designed 1942
Weight 5.56 kg
Length 970 mm

Cartridge 7.62×25mm Tokarev
Caliber 7.62 mm
Action Blowback
Rate of fire 600 rpm

The LAD machine gun (Russian: пулемет ЛАД) is a Soviet prototype light machine gun. Although belt-fed and having a built-in bipod, it is chambered for the Tokarev pistol cartridge. The LAD gun was developed between 1942 and 1943 by V. F. Lyuty, N. M. Afanasyev and V. S. Daykin. Only two prototypes were built and it was not accepted for service.[1]

The two prototypes are on display at the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps in Saint Petersburg.


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