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SVT-40
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General Historical Information
Place of origin USSR
Designer Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov
Manufacturer Tula Arsenal
Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant
Produced In 1938-1945
Type Semi-automatic rifle
Effective range 400 m
Magazine 10-round detachable box
Ammunition 7.62×54mmR
General Ingame Information
Used by USSR
Germany (Captured)
Finland (Captured)
G.259(r)
Used in vehicles Horse
Soviet marine


SVT-40 was a Soviet, semi-automatic rifle, which featured a 10-round box magazine, a gas-operated action, and a range of 500 meters. The abbreviation SVT-40 means Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva, Obrazets 1940 goda ("Tokarev Self-loading Rifle, Model of 1940"). It came into action after its predecessor, the SVT-38 was discontinued in 1938. Production began in June 1940, and by the time of the German invasion in 1941, the SVT was already widely distributed amongst Soviet infantry. Due to the harsh nature of the first few months of the war however, thousands of these semi-automatic rifles were lost in combat. To make up for this, weapons like the Mosin-Nagant and the PPSh-41 were given precedence, which led to a decline in production of the SVT. Factories were officially given the order to stop production of the rifle in 1942. In total, 1.6 million SVTs were produced, including over 51,000 sniper variants.


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Sniper VersionEdit

SVT-40 Sniper
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General Historical Information
Place of origin USSR
Designer Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov
Manufacturer Tula Arsenal
Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant
Produced In 1938-1945
Type Semi-automatic sniper rifle
Effective range 1100 m
Magazine 10-round detachable box
Ammunition 7.62×54mmR
General Ingame Information
Used by USSR
Scope 3.5X PU
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It was decided that the SVT-40 would be used as the Red Armies sniper rifle in April of 1940, replacing the Model 1891/30 PE Mosin Nagant and therefore the production of the bolt action Mosin would be halted. The SVT-40 was a competent sniper rifle but was plagued by problems with first shot inaccuracy. It was found in testing that a 10 to 15 cm discrepancy was evident in patterns fired at 100 meters. The "flyer" consistently being the first shot. It was determined that the barrel shifted longitudinally along with the receiver. Further stock work did not alleviate the problem. It was also determined that the scope mount needed to be attached more securely to the ifle. These problems were too severe to continue production until solutions could be found. However, Vasily Zaytsev, the prolific Soviet sniper of World War II, liked the rapid-fire ability of the SVT-40. Even with his beloved Mosin-Nagant racking up most of his enemy kills, the Hero of the Soviet Union believed in the rapid follow-up shots of the semi-automatic rival of the M1 Garand.

You can find it as primary weapon of spawnable pick-up kits for the Soviet side in the maps Seelow Heights 1945 and Stalingrad Redsquare.

{{Semi-Automatic Rifles} Template:Sniper Weapons

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