SP81 Flare Pistol
The SP-81 ("Signal pistol model 1981") is a Soviet/Russian flare gun, developed in 1980 and adopted in 1981, produced by Kovrov plant/ZiD. Created as a replacement for the SPSh-44, it actually represents its more compact version. It can be equipped by holster with a cartridge belt for ten charges.
Like its predecessor, the SP-81 also exists in the AL-1 line-thrower configuration.
It is also worth noting that the SP-81 was one of the few flare guns that had a combat version. In 1994, by special permission of the MAI, for truckers transporting especially valuable cargo, a version with an elongated heavy barrel, adapted for KS-23 charges, was released. The regular cartridge was the "Volna-R". The order was for 10,000, it is not known how much was actually produced.
(1981 - Present)
- Type: Flare Gun
- Caliber: 26.5mm, 23.5mm (combat version)
- Weight: 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
- Length: 6.9 in (17.5 cm)
- Barrel length: 4.3 in (11 cm), 9.8 in (25 cm) (combat version)
- Feed System: 1 round (break-action)
- Fire Modes: Single Shot
The SP81 Flare Pistol and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|The Darkest Hour||Olivia Thirlby||Natalie||2011|
|A Quiet Outpost (Tikhaya zastava)||Russian border guards||2011|
|The Age of Pioneers (Vremya Pervykh)||Yevgeny Mironov (see talk page)||Alexei Leonov||Combat version||2017|