The PKM is a weapon in Far Cry 2. It is unlocked after the tutorial mission. It can be seen in enemy hands from the halfway point in Act 1 all the way until Act 2.
The PKM is a machine gun developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47. While based on the AK-47 system, instead of the AK's 7.62×39mm it fires the 7.62x54mmR cartridge (originally used in the Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle in 1891), making it much more powerful than the AK-47.
It is in use with many former Eastern Bloc countries, such as Poland and the Czech Republic. It has also been exported to states that were friendly with the Soviet Union, such as Egypt, Iraq, and several African nations.
This weapon is a very nice supplement to any primary weapon. Its accuracy allows it to take out medium-range targets with ease, and its large magazine ensures that running out of ammo will not happen quickly. However, it has extremely high recoil, so burst-firing is a necessity in order to be accurate when firing at a distant target.
If used as a main weapon, avoid use in confined spaces unless recoil control is a habit; the PKM's recoil makes it difficult to use in close-quarters without some practice.
Furthermore, it is extremely durable, which makes it even more useful, especially as a backup weapon, as for a sniper.
The upgraded PKM is arguably the best non-launcher special weapon — because it has moderately high damage, a high rate of fire, good accuracy, mild recoil with the Accuracy Upgrade, and can last for over 900 shots with the Reliability Upgrade, it becomes an extremely powerful, balanced, all-purpose weapon.
|The Far Cry 2 Weapons|
|Melee||Machete (Homemade Machete · Primitive Machete)|
|Secondary||Star .45 · Makarov · Silent Makarov 6P9 · Eagle .50 · MAC-10 · Uzi · M79 · IED · Flare Pistol · Craftsman Shotgun|
|Primary||G3KA4 · AK-47 (Golden) · FAL · AR-16 · MP5 · Homeland 37 · SPAS-12 · USAS-12 · Silenced Shotgun · M1903 · SVD Dragunov · AS50 · MGL-140|
|Special||PKM · M249 · RPG-7 · Carl Gustav · Dart Rifle · LPO-50 Flamethrower · Type 63 Mortar · Crossbow|
|Mounted Guns||M2 .50 cal · M249 · Mk 19|
|Grenades||M67 Grenade · Molotov|