Pindad PS-01 Serbu

Notes: A prototype Serbu was first exhibited at the 2008 Indo-Defence Expo & Forum, and Pindad has been steadily working on it since; they are reportedly just about ready to put into production, though production has not yet started; Pindad says that once the go-ahead is given, they can start manufacturing the first batch in a month.  The idea behind the Serbu was to produce a pistol with some of the characteristics of a PDW primarily in the ammunition department; secondarily, the Serbu is to be a weapon which is to be just as useful to personnel in close-quarters battle as an assault rifle, but more handy.  The Serbu revolves around a new ammunition type 5.56x21mm Pindad which is essentially a shortened 5.56mm NATO round.  This high-power round is said to produce effects similar to other PDW-type rounds, such as 5.7mm FN and 4.6mm Radway, due to its steel core and high velocity.  The Serbu uses an unusually-long ported barrel of almost 7.5 inches, and is threaded to accept a silencer for use with special subsonic rounds developed by Pindad.  Operation is pure blowback and the Serbu has a long MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dust cover for accessories.  The rear sight is adjustable and protected by triangular ears, while the front sight is a simple, low blade.  Much use of polymers and light alloys is used in its construction. The 18-round magazine is an extended magazine and protrudes from the grip. Note that this pistol named Serbu is not related in any way to the US firearms company.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Serbu is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Serbu

5.56mm Pindad

1.2 kg

12, 18

$501

Serbu Silencer

5.56mm Pindad Subsonic

0.53 kg

N/A

$145

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Serbu

SA

2

1-2-Nil

2

2

Nil

14

Serbu (w/Silencer)

SA

2

1-Nil

4

2

Nil

14