machine gun, an AGS-17 30mm Automatic Grenade Launcher, PKM GP machine gun, my SVD rifle, RPG-7, several RPG-18s, numerous AK rifles equipped with GP-25 40mm under-barrel grenade launchers and two AKMS rifles with PBS-1 silencers.
My efforts soon paid off, and after scoring high points during standard exercise our training company CO ordered the SVD rifle brought out.
Once I calmed down after seeing an SVD rifle for the first time, I realized that once again I'd lucked out.
A special sniper-designated cartridge, the 7N1, was developed for use with the SVD rifle, as was the 4X PSO-1 optical sight.
I wound up carrying an SVD rifle for my first six months in the country.