Ukrainian army accepts new large caliber rifle for service – UNIAN


The Ukrainian armed forces agreed to put into service a long-range anti-materiel rifle powered by a 14.5 × 114 mm, Alligator magazine.

This is according to the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

“The main task of the Large Caliber Alligator is to engage enemy fortified positions and equipment, including light armored vehicles,” the report said.

All parts of the rifle were produced in Ukraine, the press service notes.

Alligator rifle specifications

  • Caliber: 14.5 x 114mm;
  • Initial speed: 980 mps;
  • Effective firing range: 2000 m;
  • Maximum firing range: 7,000 m;
  • At 1500, a bullet penetrates a 10mm armor plate;
  • Length: 2000 mm, barrel length: 1200 mm; and
  • Weight (excluding charger and cartridges): 22.5 kg.


Read alsoUkraine, Pakistan repair $ 85.6 million tankThe rifle is designed taking into account all the requirements of high precision weapons. Locking of the barrel is obtained by means of a rotating bolt. The rifle has a bullpup design. The floating barrel recoils freely as the bullet flies, providing greater accuracy of the bullet hit. The rifle demonstrates an acceptable level of recoil during firing. The recoil is suppressed due to the muzzle brake, the effect of a recoil isolator, an elastic multi-layered shoulder pad and perfectly balanced weight, according to Wikipedia.

The rifle has a height adjustable cheek rest, which can be positioned for right or left handed shooting, i.e. it is suitable for both right and left handed shooters. To facilitate aiming, the rifle is equipped with a foldable bipod and adjustable rear mount, allowing precise adjustment to the shooter.

The rifle has a Picatinny rail with a gradient of 35 MOA, on which various sights can be mounted.


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