New large caliber anti-material sniper rifle “alligator” adopted by the Ukrainian army. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on Facebook.
reportedly, caliber rifle 14,5 mm passed all the necessary tests at the end of last year and was adopted by the sniper units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. highlights, that all the parts of the rifle, including trunk, made in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military department said, that the main task of a large-caliber “Alligator” – destruction of enemy fortifications and lightly armored vehicles.
14,5х114 is a super-powerful caliber, muzzle velocity is 980 m / s, effective range of a shot - up to 2000 m, and the maximum range of a bullet is up to 7000 m. by the way, on distance 1,5 km the bullet penetrates the 10-mm armor plate
– said an employee of the Central Research Institute of Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant Colonel Boris Melnik.
“alligator” is a classic example “bolted” bolt action rifles. The removable magazine is designed for five rounds of 14.5X114 mm. Weapon total length – 2000 mm, barrel length – 1200 mm. The trunk has a 8 grooves with pitch 419 mm. The total mass of a rifle without a magazine with cartridges is 22,5 kg.
Receiver made of steel, guide surfaces of the bolt in the receiver, the chamber and bore of the rifle are chrome-plated
– added Melnik.
stated, what “alligator” meets all modern requirements for sniper rifles.