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The '''SKS''' (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, ''Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemy Simonova''; English: ''Self-loading Carbine of [the] Simonov system'') is a Soviet-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. Chinese-made copies were also produced and used in the Vietnam War, known as the '''Type 56'''. It is used by many Independent members and the Horde
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The '''SKS''' (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, ''Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemy Simonova''; English: ''Self-loading Carbine of [the] Simonov system'') is a Soviet-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. Chinese-made copies were also produced and used in the Vietnam War, known as the '''Type 56'''. It is used by many Independent members and the [[Coalition of Independent States|Horde]]
 
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SKS

The SKS (Russian: Самозарядный карабин системы Симонова, Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemy Simonova; English: Self-loading Carbine of [the] Simonov system) is a Soviet-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. Chinese-made copies were also produced and used in the Vietnam War, known as the Type 56. It is used by many Independent members and the Horde

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