“A powerful anti-infantry unit which excels against large groups of enemies. Their attacks suppress enemy infantry, causing them to move at half speed and deal half damage.”

RPD is a level 6 standard Machine Gun Infantry unlocked in Atomic Age. Its predecessor is the Veteran Machine Gun and can be upgraded to the Valiant Machine Gun.

General Information[edit | edit source]

This unit has the ability to shoot multiple defenders at once and over the wall at a relatively shorter distance compare to other Range Unit. Their target will move at half speed and deal half damage.

A Machine Gun is a firearm designed to fire bullets as long as the trigger is held, as opposed to semi-automatic weapons that require a trigger-pull for each bullet. The first truly automatic machine gun, the water-cooled Maxim, saw action in WWI, helping make that conflict the high-casualty nightmare it would become.

A Heavy Machine Gun in history is usually a machine that fires larger caliber rounds than a standard MG. HMGs were not portable devices and were often only mounted in defensive emplacements, tanks, and rarely on aircraft.

Historical Description[edit | edit source]

Vasily Degtyaryov was a Russian engineer that is credited with developing several types of machine guns, anti-tank guns, and submachine guns. When multiple engineers were tasked with submitting designs for the RPD, it was Degtyaryov's design that proved superior and was used in service by the Soviet armed forces in 1953. Although the drum magazine is an iconic facet of the RPD's design, it can easily become clogged with dirt and malfunction.

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