The 12.7mm 6P50 infantry machine gun on 6T7 infantry tripod or 6U6 universal mount is designed to engage enemy light armored vehicles, fire weapons and manpower at ranges up to 2,000 meters and destroy air targets at slant ranges up to 1,500 meters.
The 12.7mm 6P50 machine gun is an automatic belt-fed weapon.
In the infantry version, fire controls are located on the tripod or mount and include a trigger with pistol grip and a charging handle attached to a cradle of the 6T7 tripod. The infantry tripod is additionally fitted with a folding stock (with a spring recoil buffer).
In the anti-aircraft (AA) version, the machine gun can be used from the special 6U6 AA mount.
The machine gun is fitted with iron sights and a special rail on the receiver, which can accept a variety of day and night sights.