The RPD is a Soviet-designed light machine gun that replaced the Degtyaryov Machine Gun but was quickly replaced by the newer RPK, and as such found most of its use in Cold War conflicts in Southeast Asia. The Viet Cong and Khmer Rouge made great use of this drum-fed LMG during their respective conflicts, but the weapon was prone to jamming because of its belt-feeding mechanism.


  • RPDM
  • Type 56/Type 56-1
  • Type 62