Modern Firearms - PP-19-01 Vityaz
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PP-19-01

 PP-19-01 "Vityaz" submachine gun, right side.
 PP-19-01 "Vityaz" submachine gun, right side.

 

 PP-19-01 "Vityaz" submachine gun, left side.
  PP-19-01 "Vityaz" submachine gun, left side.

 

Two magazines for PP-19"Vityaz" submachine gun, clipped together using special clip.
Two magazines for PP-19"Vityaz" submachine gun, clipped together using special clip.

 

Characteristics

 

Caliber 9x19mm Luger / Parabellum (9x19 7N21)
Weight ~3 kg(empty)
Length (stock closed/open) 460 / 698 mm
Barrel length 230 mm
Rate offire 750 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Effective range 100-200meters

 

The PP-19-01 "Vityaz" is a recent development of the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (IZHMASH); this weapon evolved from relatively unsuccessful PP-19 "Bizon" submachine gunon request from elite Russian law enforcement team "Vytyaz" (SWAT-type formation). Like its predecessor, PP-19-01 is based on the AKS-74U compact assault rifle, with simple blowback action, although "Vityaz" (Knightin Russian) uses more conventional box magazines and fires more powerful 9x19 ammunition which is now standard in Russia. As of mid-2007, PP-19-01 is in limited production in Izhevsk and is already in use by some specialized SWAT-type OMON teams of Russian police and other law enforcement agencies. The PP-19-01 "Vityaz" can firemost commercially-available 9x19 Luger/Parabellum or 9mm NATOammunition, as well as Russian issue 7N21 armor piercing ammunition.

The PP-19-01 "Vityaz" is based on AKS-74U compact assault rifleand shares about 70% of parts with the parten weapon. The bolt system is of simple blowback type, and gun is fired from closed bolt, ultilising standard AK-type trigger and safety / fire selector subsytems. A special magazine housing is attached below the receiver,which accepts proprietary double-stack magazines, made from polymer.Two magazines can be clipped together using special steel clip forfaster reloading. PP-19-01 utilises AKS-74U-style side-folding skeletonized butt and tangent-type adjustable rear sight. Left side ofreceiver is fitted with Russian-standard side rail that will acceptquick-detachable scope mounts with various sighting equipment. A modifiied version of PP-19-01 (Vityaz-SN) is available with additional Picatinny style acessory rails, left-side charging handle and additional safety lever on the left side of receiver.