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Overview

The TUL-1 is a Vietnamese light machine gun developed from the QBZ56 in an attempt to recreate the RPK of which Vietnam was running short on.

The TUL-1 appears to still be in service with some units in the People's Army of Vietnam.

Development

During the Conflict in Vietnam, the North Vietnamese Army had seen an increased need for firearms. Due to known tentions between the United States, and the Soviet Union, northern Vietnam would have been unable to purchase mass arms directly from the Soviet Union, as many weapons would eventually be passed down to guerrilla Viet Cong forces who could operate in southern Vietnam.

To counter this, local Vietnamese gunsmiths were able to replicate the RPK with a wide amount of Chinese QBZ56 parts, which were smuggled in from China via the shared border. Wooden furniture was either handmade or procured from actual RPKs.

Design

With the basis being designed after the RPK light machine gun, and most parts ripped from other sources, there is no distinct, or notable series of pieces that the TUL-1 is limited to being produced with. The dust covers fitted to various examples come from AKM, QBZ56, or other AK-pattern firearms.

AK Series
Soviet
&
Russian
AK AKAKN (1)AKSAKSN
AKM AKMAKMKAKML (23)AKMLPAKMN (123)AKMPAKMSAKMSLAKMSNAKMSNPAKMSPAKMSVAKMVAKMVDRPKRPKSRPKSLRPKSN (123)
AK-74 AK-70AK-74AK-74N (123)AKS-74AKS-74NAKS-74UAKS-74UBAKS-74UBN (123)AKS-74UN (123)AKS-74PAK-74VRPK-74RPK-74N (123)RPK-74PRPKS-74RPKS-74N (123)RPKS-74P
AK-100s AK-74M (N1N2N3)AK-74MBAK-74MPAK-100AK-101 (-1-2)AK-102 (-1-2)AK-103 (-1-2)AK-104 (-1-2)AK-105 (-1-2)AK-107AK-108AK-109AK-9RPK-74M (N1N2N3)RPK-74MPRPK-200RPK-201RPK-203
AK-12 AK-12 (201220132014201520162017)AK-12KAK-12/76AK-15AK-15KAK-19AK-200AK-201AK-202AK-203AK-204AK-205AK-308AK-400RPK-16RPK-400
Derivatives AEK-971AEK-972AEK-973AKBAKB-1AKV-521AL-4AL-7AL-9AN-94AO-35AO-38IZh-108IZh-109KushnapupSaiga-12 (SKisp.340)Saiga-20 (SK)Saiga-308 (-1-2)Saiga-.410 (SKK-01)Saiga-9Saiga MKSaiga MK-03Saiga MK-107Junker-4-327Junker-4-439
Foreign Models Albanian ASH-78ASH-82
American AKU-94IO AKM247 (T)KOMRADKP-9KR-9 (SBR)KS-12 (T)MDC Apocalypse (DeathFaminePestilenceWar)US109US132
Azerbaijani Khazri
Bulgarian Arsenal AR (-F-1F-M1-M1F-M4SF-SF)
Chinese AK-2000QBZ56 (-1-2CM)
Croatian APS-95
Finnish RK 62RK 95
German GSG-AK-47MPi-KMPi-KSMPi-KMMPi-KMS-72MPi-KMS-KMPi-AK-74NMPi-AKS-74NMPi-AKS-74NK
Egyptian Maadi ARMMisr
Hungarian AK-55AKN-55AKM-63AKS-55AKSN-55AMD-65AMMAMMSSA-85MFÉG NGM-81
Indian AK-7Trichy
Iranian KL-7.62KLFKLSKLT
Iraqi Tabuk Assault RifleTabuk Assault CarbineTabuk Sniper Rifle
Italian AP-80
Nigerian OBJ-006
North Korean Type 58Type 68Type 88
Pakistani AK/8mmAKMSU
Polish Kbk AKKbk wz.1960Kbk wz.1960/72Kbk wz.1988Kbk wz.1996Kbk wz.2005pmKpmKSRadom-HunterSkbk wz.1989
Romanian AIMAIMSAIMRPM md. 63PM md. 65PM md. 90WASR-2WASR-3WASR-10
Slovenian AKB-15
Ukrainian MalyukVepr
Vietnamese AKM-1AKM-VNTUL-1
Yugoslavian Zastava M64Zastava M70Zastava M72Zastava M85Zastava M92
Flag of Vietnam from 1955 to Present Vietnam
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Melee Weapons Bayonet [[]]
Survival Weapon [[]]
Sidearms Pistol [[]]
Revolver [[]]
Machine Pistol [[]]
Close Quarters Personal Defense Weapon [[]]
Submachine Gun [[]]
Shotgun (automatic) [[]]
Shotgun (semi-automatic) [[]]
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Battle Rifle [[]]
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Battle Carbine [[]]
Automatic Support Weapons Light Machine Gun TUL-1
General Purpose Machine Gun [[]]
Heavy Machine Gun [[]]
Long Range Anti-Materiel Rifle [[]]
Bolt-Action Rifle [[]]
Designated Marksman Rifle [[]]
Launchers Grenade Launcher (Attachment) [[]]
Grenade Launcher (Standalone) [[]]
Disposable Rocket Launcher [[]]
Rocket Launcher [[]]
Guided, Anti-Tank [[]]
Guided, Anti-Air [[]]
Non-Lethal Weapons Rifle [[]]
Pistol [[]]
Underwater Weapons Sidearm [[]]
Rifle [[]]
Explosives Anti-Personnel Mines [[]]
Anti-Tank Mines [[]]
Offensive Grenades [[]]
Smoke Grenades [[]]
Firearm Accessories
Optics Iron Sights [[]]
Collimator [[]]
Telescopic [[]]
Magnifier [[]]
Attachments Flashlights & Lasers [[]]
Foregrips & Bipods [[]]
Infantry Equipment
Clothing Backpacks [[]]
Body Armour [[]]
Bomb Suit [[]]
Elbow and knee pads [[]]
Signals & IFF [[]]
Suits [[]]
Vests & Webbing [[]]
Headwear Communication [[]]
Gas Masks & Rebreathers [[]]
Goggles [[]]
Helmets [[]]
Vehicle Headwear [[]]
Optics, Detection and Surveillance Man-Portable Radar [[]]
Mine Detectors [[]]
Night Vision Goggles [[]]
Periscopes [[]]
Rangefinders [[]]
Surveillance [[]]
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Anti-Aircraft Guns [[]]
Anti-Tank Guns [[]]
Anti-Tank Guided Missiles [[]]
Anti-Tank Guided Missile Systems [[]]
Anti-Tank Guided Missile Systems [[]]
Howitzers [[]]
Mortars [[]]
Railroad Artillery [[]]
Recoilless Guns [[]]
Rocket Artillery [[]]
Siege Artillery [[]]
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Vehicle Machine Guns [[]]
57mm Tank Guns [[]]
73mm Tank Guns [[]]
76.2mm Tank Guns [[]]
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120mm Tank Guns [[]]
122mm Tank Guns [[]]
125mm Tank Guns [[]]
130mm Tank Guns [[]]
152.4mm Tank Guns [[]]
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Vehicle Autocannon [[]]
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7.62mm Machine Guns [[]]
12.7mm Machine Guns [[]]
23mm Cannons [[]]
30mm Cannons [[]]
37mm Cannons [[]]
Rocket Pods [[]]
Rockets [[]]
Air-to-Air Missiles [[]]
Air-to-Ship Missiles [[]]
Air-to-Surface Missiles [[]]
Anti-Radiation Missiles [[]]
Cruise Missiles [[]]
Bombs [[]]
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