SKS

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SKS
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General
Category Rifle
Size 18 Slots (6x3)
Weight 3850 g
Cartridge 7.62x39mm Rounds
Repairable With Weapon Cleaning Kit
Characteristics
Fire Modes Semi-Automatic
Dexterity 2.50
Absorbency 10%
Damage
Hit 9.5
Health -200
Blood -500
Shock 500
Shock (Head Shot) 20000
Bleed Chance 200%
Attachments
Magazines Internal (10 Rounds)
10 Round Clip
Optics PU Scope
Suppressors Improvised Suppressor
Wraps Ghillie Gun Wrap
Occurrence
Location Military East, Military West
Rarity Common
Variants None
Colors Wooden, Black, Green


The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine. In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47; however, the SKS remained in second-line service for decades. It is still used as a ceremonial arm today.

The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic rifle. It is a powerful, mid-range weapon, considered by many players as the best alternative to the Mosin 9130. Chambered for 7.62x39mm Rounds, it is fed by a 10-rounds integral magazine, which could be loaded with individual rounds from the top through the open bolt or by using 10 Round stripper clips. The rounds can be found unboxed in various quantities or in 7.62x39mm 20 Rounds boxes and 30 or 75 round magazines for the AKM .

Background[edit | edit source]

The SKS we know in-game is based on the Yugoslavian SKS M59/66, a variant of the SKS.

The Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, 1945, "SKS-45" for short, or simply "SKS" as we know it, is a semi-automatic carbine rifle designed by Sergei Simonov in 1943. It is chambered to fire the now common 7.62x39mm round the same as its eventual successor: the legendary AK-47. It features a top-loading, ten round internal magazine and is operated by a spring-loaded bolt-carrier and gas piston rod.

Its simple design belies its excellent capabilities, as it features manually-adjustable sights which can be set for up to 1000 meters. Capability like this drew enough attention to see it tested against the enemies of the Soviets towards the end of World War 2, and formal adoption by the military in 1949. Though it was already being phased out of service with the Soviets as early as 1955, it would continue to see wide use both in its home market and in many other places around the world up through the 80's and 90's, and even sees ceremonial use today.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

The SKS has a few attachments which can be found in various buildings.

Sights and Optics


Wraps


Barrel Attachments

Crafting[edit | edit source]

The gun can be spraypainted Green, Black or Camo to make it less visible:

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0.25
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0.25
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0.25
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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to being released in 0.33, the SKS was able to be equipped with a Long Range Scope. This ability lasted only two days on the Experimental branch, beginning with 0.33.114792 and ending with 0.33.114855.