The AK is a Russian abbreviation for

Avtomat Kalashnikova. The name

Kalashnikova comes from the fact that its inventor is Mikhail Kalashnikov. The original development for this rifle started in 1945 and a prototype (the AK-46) was submitted for evaluation in 1946, but it was only in 1947 that it was cleared for production for use by select Soviet forces​.

Specifications :

Weight AKM: 3.1 kg (6.83 lb) w/unl magazine 

AKML: 3.80 kg (8.4 lb)

AKMS: 3.3 kg (7.3 lb)

AKMSN: 3.77 k (8.3 lb)

AKMS: 3.8 kg (8.4 lb)

with full magaz

30-rnd magazin 0.33 kg (0.73 lb)

6H4 bayonet: 0.32 kg (0.71 lb)

Length AKM, AKML: 88 (34.6 in) 

AKMS, AKMSN: 920 mm (36.2 in)stock extended 655 mm (25.8 in )stock folded

Barrel length 415 mm (16.3 in)

Cartridge 7.62×39mm M4

Action Gas operated ,

rotating bolt

Rate of fire Cyclic rate of fire

600 rds/min 

Practical rate o fire:

Semi-auto 40 rmin 

Full-auto 100 rmin 

Muzzle velocity 715 m/s (2,346s) 

Effective firing range 350 m (383 yd)

Feed system 10, 20, or 30 ro detachable box magazines. Also compatible with round box magazine and 75-round d magazines.

Sights Rear sight notc sliding tangent, front post

100–1,000 m si adjustments

Sight radius: 378 mm (14.9 in)


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