The Proline Dragunov AEG sniper rifle, licensed by Concern Izhmash, Russia, the original manufacturer of the legendary SVD. Modeled after the original Dragunov, introduced in 1963, known as the SVD ( Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova "Dragunov Sniper Rifle"). The traditional wood furniture has been replaced by tactical black polymer for a more stealthy appearance. This Airsoft rifle features a very authentic look with metal barrel, receiver and magazine. The cheek-rest can be removed for better aiming while wearing a mask, and gives a more comfortable handling of the rifle. This is an excellent AEG for collectors and players alike.
Mounting rail on the side for a scope mount (ref. 16347), or for authenticity chose (ref. 16825) a functioning replica of the original scope for the Dragunov.
The Proline (PL) range of products, are high-end products, targeted at regular players, players who want to have better than average Airsoft gun and Milsim/teamplayers. The Proline models can be modified and upgraded.
The Dragunov SVD ("Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova", literally "Dragunov's sniper rifle") is an original rifle design, it was not meant for highly trained and specialized sniper teams, but rather for designated marksmen, spread in every basic infantry unit. In every platoon of Warsaw Pact troops, there was at least one Dragunov rifle marksman. To fulfill this role the rifle is relatively light for a sniper rifle but well balanced, making it easier to use in a dynamic battle. It also is a semi-automatic rifle, a rare feature for a sniper rifle at that time, to allow rapid fire and quicker engagement of multiple targets. Like an assault rifle, the rifle has mounts on the barrel to fix a bayonet.
The tactical use of the Dragunov was, from just behind the front-line, to target high value targets of opportunity and providing special long-distance disrupting and suppressive fire on the battlefield.
The Dragunov SVD have seen action in almost every battle since the Vietnam war.