How the DSK 12.7mm Machine Gun Functions

    This 3D animation by Victor Dolzhenkov of Gun Animation shows how the Soviet-era DShK 1938 12.7mm heavy machine gun’s rotary-style belt feeding mechanism works.

    The DSK is still in active use by significant number of countries and non-State actors such as ISIS and the Syrian opposition.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!