7.62 mm SG-43 Goryunov Machine Gun

7.62 mm SG-43 Goryunov Machine Gun, 1:100 Roskopf 16.

The SG-43 Goryunov medium machine gun was introduced in the Soviet Army in 1943 to replace the PM1910 Maxim heavy machine gun, and it was superseded in 1969 by the 7.62 mm PKM machine gun. Mounted on a wheeled carriage, the SG-43 served as an infantry support weapon. The modernized SGMT (tankovy) and SGMB (bronjeawtomobilny) were mounted on tanks and armoured personnel carriers. The Roskopf 1:100 scale SGMB machine gun shown here has an unusually large cylindrical muzzle break, but the front sight is missing.


  • SG-43 on wheeled carriage, tripod, or pintle mount
  • SGM (modernized), with cooling fins around the barrel
  • SGMT (tankovy) for tanks, fixed or coaxial, with heavy barrel
  • SGMB (bronjeawtomobilny) for APCs, with spade grip
  • Typ 57, Chinese copy of the SG-43
  • Typ 63, Chinese copy of the SGM

Available Models

  • SG-43 / SGM Machine Gun on Wheeled Carriage, 1:6 Trumpeter 68607
  • SG-43 / SGM Machine Gun on BTR-60.P, 1:100 Roskopf 16

Technical Data

  • Designation: SG-43 Goryunov, Cal. 7.62 mm
  • Type: Medium Machine Gun (MMG)
  • Developer: Pyotr Maximovich Goryunov
  • Action: gas operated
  • Breech: tilting breechblock
  • Length: 1140 mm, 1550 mm on wheeled carriage, 1260 mm on tripod
  • Barrel Length: 720 mm
  • Weight: 13.5 kg, 36.9 kg on wheeled carriage, 27.7 kg on tripod
  • Calibre: 7.62 mm
  • Cartridge: 7.62 × 54 mm R
  • Ammunition Feed: Metal Belt of 200 or 250 rounds
  • Muzzle Velocity: 800 m/s
  • Effective Range: 1100 m
  • Maximum Range: 1500 m
  • Operation: sustained fire
  • Rate of Fire: 700 rounds per minute
  • Production: 1943–1968

The Roskopf BTR-152 armoured personnel may be armed with an SGMB machine gun taken from the BTR-60.P. For this conversion, the machine gun is fitted with a new pintle mount of 0.3 mm piano wire. A corresponding pintle of 0.5 mm Ø polystyrene tubing is glued to the armoured cab roof of the APC and drilled open to accept the piano wire.

Soviet Red Army Miniatures of World War Two

Soviet Miniatures of the Cold War