Ukrainian plant "Mayak" published a message on the development of a new sniper weapon "increased power". According to the chief designer of the Kiev enterprise Alexander Gordeev, the new sniper rifle was named "Lord Obriya" or "Volodar Obriyu", which in Russian sounds like "Lord of the Horizon". Name, frankly, ambitious.
In fact, "Lord of the Horizon" – this is a sniper complex for several options of ammunition, including 12.7x108 mm and 14,5 х114 mm.
Before starting work, foreign experience was studied in the creation of modern sniper systems., including large bore high precision options.
It is noted, that the priority for the "Lord of the Horizon" may be a cartridge of caliber 12,7 mm NATO sample.
celebrated, that a sniper rifle in this caliber “is capable of working at distances up to 2 thousand meters ".
The developer says, that armor-piercing ammunition is also suitable for the "Lord of the Horizon", which will allow you to fight the enemy's manpower, located in certain shelters:
It is also reported about the possibility of using incendiary ammunition.
The rifle is modular.. Some declared characteristics: initial (maximum) bullet speed - 1050 m / s, barrel length – 1000 mm, the mass of the sniper complex – about 15 kg, decrease in recoil impulse in comparison with other samples of similar caliber - up to 30 percent. At the same time not reported, with which samples was this kind of comparison.
The material from the Mayak plant also stated that, that when creating a sniper rifle, technological developments of the American Bartlein Barrels were used.
used photos:company “Lighthouse” (Kiev)