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RPD - 7.62x39mm

The RPD (Russian: ручной пулемёт Дегтярёва; Ruchnoy Pulemyot Degtyareva; "Degtyarev's Handheld Machine Gun) light machine gun was initially developed in the late stages of WWII, it was briefly adopted by Soviet armed forces as a light machine gun in the late 50s and early 60s, later replaced by RPK magazine-fed LMG and, more significantly, the highly successful PKM belt-fed GPMG.


(1944 – 1960s)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 7.62×39mm
  • Weight: 16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)
  • Length: 40.8 in (103.7 cm)
  • Barrel length: 20.5 in (52 cm)
  • Feed System: 100-round non-disintegrating belt fed from a drum: MACV-SOG operators in Vietnam are known to have used a converted 125-round drum lined with linoleum to prevent it rattling.
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto

The RPD and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Maksim Perepelitsa Sergei Sibel Pvt. Samus 1955
Aleksandr Susnin Pvt. Ezhikov
Blue Arrow (Golubaya strela) Yuriy Bogolyubov Sgt. Grechka 1958
Soldier's Heart (Soldatskoye serdtse) Soviet soldiers 1959
The Odd Angry Shot VC 1979
The Beast of War Mujahideen 1988
Born on the Fourth of July Viet cong soldier 1989
Cargo 300 (Gruz 300) Afghan mujaheddins 1989
Sniper Drug lord's personal guards 1993
Never Say Die FBI commando Fitted with heat shield 1994
Dead Presidents An enemy machine gun crew 1995
Goldeneye Soviet Soldier 1995
Courage Under Fire Iraqi soldiers 1996
Avalon One of Bishop's NPC party members 2001
Behind Enemy Lines Serbian soldier 2001
We Were Soldiers NVA Soldier 2002
Tears of the Sun A militia fighter 2003
The Battle of Long Tan Vietcong 2006
Hitman Henry Ian Cusick Udre Belicoff 2007
Shooter Soldiers 2007
The Interview Diana Bang Director of Communications Sook DS Arms 2014
22 Minutes (22 minuty) Somali Pirates 2014
Mad Max: Fury Road mounted on rig 2015
Tanks for Stalin (Tanki) German saboteurs Visually modified as MG34 2018
The Axe (Topor) Andrey Smolyakov Ivan Rodin Visually modified as MG34 2018
A German soldier


Title Actor Character Note Date
Ultimate Force Georgian Soldier Fed from drum and fitted with a flash-hider/BFA 2002-2006
Russian Soldiers
Julian Rivett Klimov
Archer - Season 6 Bornean Insurgent Fed from drum magazine 2015
The Saboteur 3: Crimea (Diversant. Krym) Aleksandr Oblasov Senya Korol Visually modified as MG34 2020
German soldiers
One Warrior in the Field (Odin v pole voin) Aleksandr Sokolovskiy Capt. Andrey Perevezyev Visually modified as MG34; On motorcycles and an armored car 2018
Ruslan Sasin Venya Ladurevich
German soldiers
The Last Battle (Posledniy boy) Vladimir Gorislavets Yashka Visually modified as MG34 2019
Topi seen on the training poster; "Frenzy" (S1E04), "Transfiguration" (S1E05) 2021

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Unusable 1999
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix 2002
Vietcong 2003
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003
Battlefield: Vietnam 2004
Conflict: Vietnam 2004
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory 2005
Vietcong 2 2005
Elite Warriors Vietnam 2005
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare RPD Incorrectly used by Russian Troops in the 2010s 2007
7.62 High Calibre 2008
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 RPD w/ RIS foregrip, suppressor, red dot sight, EOTech holographic sight, Trijicon ACOG, thermal sight, and/or extended magazine Incorrectly used by Russian Troops in the 2010s 2009
Max Payne 3 RPD 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II RPD Incorrectly used by Russian Troops in the 1980s; model reused from Modern Warfare 2 2012
Call of Duty Online RPD DS Arms RPD 2013
Warface RPD Custom DS Arms RPD 2013
Survarium 2013
Contract Wars DS Arms RPD 2014
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly RPD 2014
Squad RPD Introduced with V2.0 update 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam 2017
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War RPD With a variety of attachments 2020
Far Cry 6 Cut-down MACV-SOG/Rhodesian style 2021
Enlisted RD-44 2021

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