The DP light machine gun (Russian: Пулемёт Дегтярёвa Пехотный Pulemyot Degtyaryova Pekhotny, meaning Jeggalev infantry machine gun), is a Soviet Union Vasily Jeggalev developed in 1927 and equipped with the Soviet Red Army in 1928. Light machine gun. Its official abbreviation is DP (ДП) or DP-27 (ДП-27), but it is often called DP-28 by the public in non-Russian-speaking countries.