Vietnam unveiled new heavy sniper rifle produced under licence from Russia

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According to the Vietnamese online magazine Soha.vn, at the Factory Z111 of the Defence Ministry of Vietnam in Thanh Hoa, was launched production under licence of the Russian 12.7×108mm large-sized sniper rifle OSV-96.

According to the local source, Vietnam has established a production line in cooperation with the Russian defence companies for the manufacture of a new heavy semi-automatic sniper rifle chambered for the 12.7×108mm for the Vietnam People’s Army.

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The OSV-96 sniper rifle developed by KBP Instrument Design Bureau is capable of engaging infantry at a distance of up to 1800 meters and can combat material targets at ranges up to 2500 meters.

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The OSV-96 folds in half in between the barrel/chamber and receiver compartments to shorten its length for ease of transportation. The rifle features a free-floating barrel in combination with a large muzzle brake to greatly decrease its recoil.


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