Place of originChina
Service history
Used byChina
Cartridge5.8×42 DBS-06
Feed system25-round magazine

The QBS-06 underwater assault rifle (Chinese: QBS06式水下步枪; pinyin: QBS06 shì shuǐ xià bùqiāng) is a Chinese underwater assault rifle modelled after the older Soviet APS rifle.[1]


In 2010, the QBS-06 was publicly shown to the public through news videos produced by CCTV.[2] It was later seen during Chinese-Thai military exercises in the same year.[3]


The QBS-06 is a gas-operated, rotary-bolt mechanism.[4] The QBS-06 has a capacity of 25 rounds.[1] It is chambered in 5.8×42 DBS-06 caliber.[1]

It is equipped with fixed iron sights and retractable shoulder stock, made of steel wir with the furniture made from plastic.[1] The QBS-06 weights arounds 3.15 kg and it has a cyclic rate of fire of 600 rounds per minute.[5]

While the QBS-06 looks similar to the APS, it is not an exact clone.[4]



  1. ^ a b c d https://modernfirearms.net/en/assault-rifles/china-assault-rifles/qbs-06-eng/
  2. ^ https://giaoduc.net.vn/sung-ban-duoi-nuoc-qbs-06-cua-trung-quoc-post19311.gd
  3. ^ http://pewpewpew.work/china/rifle/qbs06/qbs06.htm
  4. ^ a b "Military Firepower Underwater – The Russian APS and the Chinese QBS-06 Frogman Rifles". California Diver Magazine. Retrieved 2023-11-19.
  5. ^ https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/04/20/the-dragons-fishing-spear-qbs-06-frogman-rifle/
  6. ^ Newdick, Thomas (2020-08-10). "Watch Chinese Frogmen Fire Their Special Underwater Guns". The Drive. Retrieved 2023-11-19.