Despite its similar capabilities to the U.S. M2 in its capabilities, the context in which the DShK was used has led it to have a dramatically different impact on military events well into the present day.
Sébastien Roblin holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States. He currently writes on security and military history for War Is Boring. This first appeared in 2018 and is being reposted due to reader interest.
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