Special weapons and ammunitions
12.7 mm sniper rifle
Capable to engage even helicopters
Thanks to the use of large-caliber cartridges having a small windage, the rifle allows the sniper to stay beyond the effective range of fire of conventional caliber small arms.
► destruction of manpower and vehicles at a range of up to 1,200 m and 1,700 m respectively;
► use of the powerful 12.7х107mm sniper cartridges, possible firing with heavy machine gun rounds.
The 12.7mm OSV-96 sniper rifle is designed to destroy manpower, wearing means of individual protection, unarmored vehicles, radars, missile and artillery systems, and aircraft on the ground, as well as monitor borders, defend coastlines against small vessels, and destroy sea mines.
The rifle is gas-operated. The OSV-96 is fitted with an optical sight. When fitted with the night sight DS-6, the weapon can destroy the enemy at a range of up to 600 m at night.
The self-loading capability, as well as an efficient muzzle brake considerably reduce the sniper's fatigue and facilitate a high rate of fire.