For the rifle in Battlefield Vietnam, see Type 56
The SKS (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova; English: Self-loading Carbine of (the) Simonov system) is a Soviet (Now Russia) made semi-automatic rifle designed by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov in 1944. Though the Soviets quickly phased out the SKS in favor of the AK-47 assault rifle by Mikhail Kalashnikov, many were sold to communist nations such as China, North Vietnam and North Korea.
Battlefield Play4FreeEditRecon class. It shares similar traits and patterns with the M14 EBR behaving like a intermediate between an assault rifle and a sniper rifle.
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In Battlefield 3, the SKS is a rifle, issued to the Recon kit, featuring Tapco Fusion synthetic furniture and a detachable Tapco magazine. It fulfills the role of a medium-range DMR. It takes 3–4 shots to the body to kill an enemy, or 1–2 shots to the head. It has an ammo capacity of 20+1 rounds. With the Physical Warfare Pack, the player gets immediate access to it as well as the Flash suppressor which is exclusive to the pack. Otherwise, it is unlocked at 71,000 Recon score.
Because of the impressive rate of fire, moderate recoil and high-magazine capacity, it is far more effective in close quarters than most other sniper rifles. Attaching a medium-range scope or sight (or using none at all) will allow for easier targeting at the medium and close ranges as well as removing the scope glint that can draw unwanted attention. Like the other semi-auto sniper rifles, the 4× scope (PSO-1) is unlocked before the 12× Ballistic Scope.
As of the September 4th, 2012 patch, the Heavy Barrel can be unlocked for the SKS by accumulating 300 kills.
- In Battlelog's description, it says the SKS has a thirty round magazine, but in-game it has only twenty rounds.
- It's the only Sniper Rifle capable of equipping the Flash Suppressor or Heavy Barrel.
- This weapon shares its reload animation with the M39 EMR, SVD, and AS Val.
- The SKS Mastery Dog Tag shows an SKS version resembling the Type 56.