The Dragunov sniper rifle (formally Russian: Снайперская винтовка Драгунова, Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova (SVD), literally "Dragunov's sniper rifle") is a semi-automatic sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle chambered in 7.62×54mmR and developed in the Soviet Union.
The Dragunov was designed as a squad support weapon, since according to Soviet and Soviet-derived military doctrines the long-range engagement ability was lost to ordinary troops when submachine guns and assault rifles (which are optimized for close-range and medium-range, rapid-fire combat) were adopted. For that reason it was originally named "Полуавтоматическая винтовка Драгунова" Dragunov's Semi-automatic Rifle.
This semi-automatic rifle is
unlocked at level 30 for the Recon class and stands as a formidable weapon for different ranges of engagement. Although slower and slightly harder to control than the SR-25, the SVD hits harder. A flexible weapon, it has both a long-range variant for counter-sniping and a short-range variant for mid-range support, and all variants can equip a bipod, allowed for excellent stability for follow-up shots.
- SVD-H SV BLK is a unique Tier IX (9) weapon which was released in the Black Edition weapons pack.