W.D.Motorcycles‎ > ‎M72-M 1956‎ > ‎

D.P. Light Machine Gun



Our DP made in Russia in 1934

The DP (Degtyarev Pechotnyi, or Degtyarev Infantry) light machine gun 
nicknamed "The Record Player"is carried on the sidecar of the M72.

It weighs in at 11.43kgs / 25lbs and is 1.266m / 50 inches long.

Ammunition is 7.62mm contained in the flat pan shaped magazine on top of the gun.
Fire rate is quoted at 500 round per minute with a range of 800m.


Pan magazine holding 47 rounds.

More magazines were carried stowed in the sidecar boot
 in boxes containing 3 magazine each.