12.7 mm DShK »Dashka« Machine Gun

12.7 mm DShK »Dashka« Machine Gun on a T-34/76.C, 1:76 Matchbox 40082

The 12.7 mm DShK »Dashka« (pron. Dushka) heavy machine gun entered service with the Soviet Army in 1938; it had a wheeled carriage with shield and three folding legs which served as a firing platform to engage ground and aerial targets. Ground targets could be engaged from a prone or seated firing position. The carriage wheels had to be in place, the legs of the tripod folded, with the two weaker (outer) legs locked into the spade of the central spar and lashed. To be used in the anti-aircraft role, the wheels and shield had to be removed, and the three legs – lashed next to each other when limbered – raised to form a tripod. The Dushka pictured above comes with the 1:76 scale T-34/76.C produced by Matchbox, even though this tank was never armed with the DShK.

Miniatures with 12.7 mm DShK Machine Guns

  • 12.7 mm DShK MG and Crew, 28 mm Old Glory WRUS-08
  • Russian (Fed.) Infantry with 12.7 mm DShK MG, 1:72 Doc Models 70038
  • Soviet 12.7 mm DShK AA MG with Crew, 1:72 Orion 72038
  • 12.7 mm DShK AA MG with Crew (firing), 20 mm FAA SOV.24
  • 12.7 mm DshK »Dashka« HMG, 1:87 Scratch-Build
  • 12.7 mm DShK AA MG with Crew, 15 mm Battlefront SU162
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG with Crew, 15 mm Forged in Battle R-INF-06
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on wheeled Carriage, 15 mm Peter Pig 19
  • 12.7 mm DShKM-2 Twin AA Gun
  • 12.7 mm DShKM-4 Quad AA Gun on M53 Carriage
12.7 mm DShK Machine Gun on BTR-60P, 1:100 Roskopf 16
12.7 mm DShK Machine Gun on BTR-60P, 1:100 Roskopf 16. The weapon is unloaded, there is no ammunition box attached to the receiver.

12.7 mm DShK Machine Guns on Vehicles

  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG m.1946, 1:35 RB Model 35B122
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54 A, 1:35 Trumpeter 040
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54 B, 1:35 Trumpeter 038
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55, 1:35 Italeri 6427
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55, 1:35 Tamiya 35324
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55 A, 1:35 Tamiya 35257
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-62 (M.1972), 1:35 Trumpeter 00377
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54-1 (NVA), 1:43 Premium Classixxs 47027
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG for Tanks, 1:72 Mini World 7225
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on JS-2 Heavy Tank, 1:72 Zvezda 5011
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54/T-54 A, 1:72 PST 72045
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55, 1:72 PST 72046
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55, 1:72 ESCI/ERTL 5044
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55 A/AM, 1:72 Revell 03304
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-62 M, 1:72 ESCI 8341
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on T-34/76.C, 1:76 Matchbox 40082
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on T-34/76.C, 1:76 Revell 03154
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on JS-3 Heavy Tank, 1:76 Airfix 01307
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG for T-54/T-55, 1:76 Butler’s Printed Models
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54, 1:87 herpa 741859
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54 (Vietnam), 1:87 Artitec 6870089
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54 AM2, 1:87 SDV 87144
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-54 M, 1:87 SDV 87106
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55 AD, 1:87 SDV 87045
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55 AM1, 1:87 SDV 87145
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55 AM2 Kladivo, 1:87 SDV 87062
  • 12.7 mm DShKM MG on T-55 S, 1:87 SDV 87075
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on Vehicles, 1:100 Roskopf
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on T-10 Heavy Tank, 1:100 Roskopf 4
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on SU-152, 1:100 Roskopf 9
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on ISU-122, 1:100 Roskopf 8
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on BTR-152, 1:100 Roskopf 11
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on BTR-50P, 1:100 Roskopf 155
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on BTR-60P, 1:100 Roskopf 16
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on T-55, 15 mm Peter Pig 7
  • 12.7 mm DShK MG on BTR-152, 15 mm Peter Pig 95

Technical Data

  • Designation: DShK »Dashka« Machine Gun, Cal. 12.7 mm
  • Type: Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
  • Developers: Wassili Alexejewitsch Degtjarjow
  • Action: flapper-locked, gas operated
  • Length: 1625 mm
  • Barrel Length: 1070 mm
  • Weight: 34 kg
  • Calibre: 12.7 mm
  • Cartridge: 12.7 × 108 mm
  • Ammunition Feed: 30-round Drum (early), 50-round Belt
  • Muzzle Velocity: 850 m/s
  • Effective Range: 2000 m
  • Maximum Range: 2500 m
  • Operation: full automatic
  • Rate of Fire: 600 rounds per minute
  • Production: 1938–1975

Soviet Red Army Miniatures of World War Two

Soviet Miniatures of the Cold War