Apr 19, 2021
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“Deadly and Quiet”: NI Experts Evaluated the Power of Russian Vintorez and Valov

Developed back in the 1980s, the Vintorez silent sniper rifle remains a formidable weapon that even a bulletproof vest cannot protect against bullets. The American edition of The National Interest writes about this.

Vintorez and the silent Val submachine gun are still used in intelligence and special forces of the RF Armed Forces, as well as in some security services, despite the presence of more modern types of firearms.

“Soviet designers came up with strange looking, but deadly and quiet Vintorez and Val. They are unique, ”the article says.

The Vintorez has a wooden butt, vaguely similar to that of the Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD). “Shaft” is distinguished by a steel folding stock. Both weapons are equipped with an integrated silencer that covers the entire length of the barrel.

Especially for them, subsonic cartridges of 9×39 mm caliber were created, the firing of which is much quieter. The maximum range does not exceed 400 meters, but the power of the weapon remains serious, analysts noted. Thanks to a bullet with a steel core, the shooter can penetrate body armor of the second and third class of protection.

Earlier, NI experts were frightened by Russian MiG-29 fighters, which for the first time since their creation went to guard the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

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