The PV-1 (GAU Index: 56-P-422) is a Soviet aircraft machine gun developed in the 1920s. The first prototypes were produced and accepted into service 1928.

The weapon was created at the initiative of the Soviet Pilot Alexander Vasilevich Nadashkevich, after he was appointed to the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Soviet Air Force in 1923. His main objective was to obtain a gun with increased rate of fire and reduced weight relative to the PM M1910 Maxim. In this endeavor, Nadashkevich collaborated with several engineers from the Tula Arms Plant, including Tretyakov and Pastuhov, who were the spiritual fathers of the PM M1910 Maxim, and also with Yartsev and Vladimirov, who later became notable designers of aircraft guns themselves.

A prototype passed field tests on the 19th of May, 1926. By October of 1929, the Soviet Air Force had received 2480 PV-1 HMGs.


On aircraft;

PV-1 HMGs were equipped from 1926 till early WW2, the PV-1 was undergunned for fighting German aircraft.

On the ground;

Any number of PV-1 HMGs mounted on a flatbed, or other anti-aircraft mounts. Common examples are;

Soviet Union 1936-1955 Russian Weapons of the Second World War Red Army
Infantry Weapons
Melee Weapons NR-40
Semi-Automatic Pistols TKTT-33TT-34
Revovlers Nagant M1895
Bolt-Action Rifles Mosin-Nagant (Mosin M1891Mosin M1891 DragoonMosin M1891 CossackMosin M1891 CarbineMosin M1891/30Mosin M1938 CarbineMosin M1944 Carbine)
Semi-Automatic Rifles SKS-45SVT-38SVT-40
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Light Machine Guns Maxim-Tokarev
General Purpose Machine Guns / Medium Machine Guns DPDPMDS-39SG-43SGM
Heavy Machine Guns PM M1910DShK-38PS-7,62PS-14,5PV-1
Anti-Tank Rifles PTRDPTRS-41
Grenade Launchers Ampulomet 1941
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Anti-Personnel Grenades F-1M1914M1914/30RG-41RG-42RGD-33
Chemical and Incendiary M1917 Chemical
Anti-Tank Grenades RPG-6RPG-40RPG-43
Smoke Grenades [[]]
Disposable Rocket Launchers [[]]
Rocket Launchers [[]]
Flamethrowers ROKS-2ROKS-3
Anti-Personnel Mines [[]]
Anti-Tank Mines TM-35TM-38TM-41TM-44TMB-1TMB-2TMSBTMD-40TMD-44TMD-B
Anti-Aircraft Guns 25mm 72-K37mm 61-K45mm 21-K76mm 3-K
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Field Guns 76mm F-22 (USV)76mm M1902/3076mm ZiS-385mm D-4485mm U-10100mm BS-3107mm M1910/30107mm M-60122mm A-19
Howitzers 122mm M1909/37122mm M1910/30122mm M-30152mm D-1152mm NM152mm M-10152mm ML-21152mm M1909/30152mm M1910/37
Mountain Guns 76mm 76-0976mm M1938
Mortars 37mm ML-4150mm RM-3850mm RM-4050mm RM-4150mm RM-82150mm UM-1-G82mm BM-37 (UCh)82mm BM-4182mm BM-4382mm BM-82107mm GVPM-38107mm KhM-107107mm M-107120mm PM-38 (UCh)120mm PM-41120mm PM-43160mm MT-13 (M)
Railroad Artillery [[]]
Regimental Guns 76mm M192776mm OB-25
Rocket Artillery [[]]
Rocket Munitions M-8M-13
Siege Artillery 152mm B-10152mm B-30152mm Br-2152mm Br-19152mm M1910/30152mm M1910/34180mm Br-21203mm B-4210mm Br-17280mm Br-5280mm M1914/15305mm Br-18
Land Vehicle Weapons
Vehicle Machine Guns DTDTMSGMT
20mm Cannons TNSh
37mm Cannons 5-K61-KPS-1Sh-37ZiS-19
45mm Cannons 20-K
57mm Cannons ZiS-2ZiS-4 (M)
76.2mm Cannons F-32F-34F-96L-7L-10L-11L-15KT-28Model 1902/30PS-3ZiS-3ZiS-5
85mm Cannons D-5SD-5TS-31S-34ZiS-23ZiS-25ZiS-S-53
100mm Cannons D-10CD-10SD-10T
107mm Cannons F-42ZiS-6ZiS-24
122mm Cannons A-19BL-9BL-13-1D-25-44TD-25SD-25S-44D-25TD-30TM-30 (S)S-26-1U-11
130mm Cannons B-13S-26S-70
152.4mm Cannons BL-10D-15NMM-10TML-20S
Aircraft Weapons & Munitions
Aircraft 7.62 Machine Guns DAPV-1ShKASSNShVAKUB
Aircraft Cannons below & including 30mm B-20NS-23NS-23SShVAKVYa-23
Aircraft Cannons above 30mm NS-37NS-45Sh-37
Aircraft Rockets, HE ROFS-132RS-82RS-132
Aircraft Rockets, AP BRS-82BRS-132
Aircraft Bombs, High Explosive RRAB-1RRAB-2RRAB-3
Aircraft Bombs, Armor-Piercing PTAB
Naval Weapons & Munitions
Naval 7.62 Machine Guns [[]]
Naval Cannons below & including 30mm [[]]
Naval Cannons above 30mm 100mm B-24
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