Barrel lenght: 415mm/490 mm
Sighting range, m: 1200
Weigth: 3.8 kg empty standard
Magazine capacity: 40 rounds standard
Rate of fire: 1050 rpm
The weapon was adopted by the Furstentum after successful trials and has replaced the old BM32. In fact DK-61 in the form it was adopted was only a prototype that was never truly finished. The Furstentum was however so eager to replace infantry weaponry that they just went ahead with the endeavor. It was still a perfectly balanced weapon with a couple of strange ergonomic flaws.
DK has attempted to design a fully modular weapon in the way that each and every one of its components could be fully replaceable. That was one of the reasons for choosing standard ammunition over caseless. The small rifle caliber (5.45x29) however still allows for commendable rate of fire and the magazines do not have to be fused shut at the factory.
The work principle combines both solenoid technology and traditional black powder. The bullet is basically subsonic and is launched by a charge in the case. Immediately upon entering the barrel the projectile is captured and further accelerated up to 1200m/s by a pair of magnetic rails fitted upon its sides.
Such a design also allows to be easily refitted for combat inside a space ship in which case the magnetic rails are replaced by either ionizers or plasma projectors, thus making the gun safe from hull penetration, but not much less lethal.
The gun accepts all 5.45x29mm rifle rounds in standard 40 round DK-feed straight box magazines. It also accepts same ammunition in GOST-feed 32 round bent or 28 round straight magazines fitted for the 5.45x29 ammunition.
It also accepts 100 round double layered pancake magazines, and the short 15 round box mags.
All the modifications of update DK63 are present on the picture. Kits had to be ordered with parts specified.
DK-63. The final reincarnation of Dressler & Kappa's DK61 is this model: DK-63. At this stage of development complete modularity of all the components was achieved and even included some of the previously absent from DK62 components.
Although internally updated it still accepts same ammunition and same magazines. H-ion batteries at that point were replaced by micro reactors, each enough for 30 hours of sustained fire from the basic module and variable time depending on the modules attached. One more switch was added to the trigger group that now allows to control special modules and magnetic acceleration. Also the reactor is now removed from the side, not from the top. Case ejection has been mover a bit to the front.
Full kit: [link]
The following are the most common DK63 incarnations encountered on the battlefield:
• Assault rifle