Here we shall be exploring the NPO AEG that came behind us in silence and struck us with one of the best replicas of Russian armament in existence.
This series will start with one of the most well known silenced sniper rifles in the world. Mostly known in airsoft circles through videogames but a weapon to reckon with on the battlefield especially in hands of veteran soldiers of Spetsnaz.
The VSS (Russian: Винтовка Снайперская Специальная, Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya or “Special Sniper Rifle”, GRAU designation 6P29), also called the Vintorez (“thread cutter”/”tap”), is a suppressed sniper rifle that uses a heavy subsonic 9×39mm SP5 cartridge and armor-piercing SP6 cartridge. It was developed in the late 1980s by TsNIITochMash and manufactured by the Tula Arsenal. It is issued primarily to Spetsnaz units for undercover or clandestine operations, a role made evident by its ability to be stripped down for transport in a specially fitted briefcase.
This short Wikipedia description is all you need to know.
Now we arrive to airsoft versions that came up some years ago. Two years ago I tested the King Arms version and I was impressed with it but not convinced that this gun is for me.
Here comes the NPO AEG and delivers on the promise of the sniper rifle.