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Egyptian special forces chose Russian AK-103

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Fighters of the Egyptian special forces battalion "Sayka" ("Lightning") armed themselves with Russian AK-103 assault rifles. Photos of fighters with such weapons during a military operation against terrorists in Sinai appeared on the web.


It is known that since the time of close cooperation between Egypt and the USSR, AK-47 and AKM were launched in this country. However, it seems that the armed forces now need a more modern and at the same time reliable and familiar automatic rifle.

Egyptian special forces chose Russian AK-103


AK-103 is an export version of the AK-74M, adapted to the Soviet cartridge 7,62 × 39 mm. In the AK-103-2 version, the machine gun has a modified firing mechanism that allows firing in short bursts at the cartridge's 3.

In the AK-103-3 version, it is equipped with a Picatinny rail on the receiver and the lower part of the forearm to install additional equipment, and also has an additional fuse button.

The rest of the machine is comparable with its characteristics with the basic version of the AK-74M - full length 943 mm, weight without cartridges - 3,6 kg, sighting range with an open sight - 1 kilometer, reports "RG-Power"
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  1. Megatron
    Megatron 15 February 2018 12: 24
    0
    How's the sinai operation? Something is not heard.
    1. Logall
      Logall 15 February 2018 12: 30
      +7
      Machine guns were waiting, there’s nothing to fight!
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 12: 45
        +3
        Egyptian special forces chose Russian AK-103
        Arabs, they certainly know a lot ....)))))))))))))
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 16 February 2018 07: 32
          0
          All four in the picture are different in equipment.
          Interestingly, the “extra load” in the form of a bag on its side is only for the one with an optical sight. Like, he needs the most ammunition?
          laughing
    2. Maz
      Maz 15 February 2018 12: 49
      0
      It’s just that they don’t buy buzz from the Jews, they are, like, cooler than the Vietnamese. And I like that Israeli AKM more. Like an elegant cane against a stick twisted from a fence.
      1. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 15 February 2018 14: 10
        +7
        Quote: Maz
        It’s just that they don’t buy buzz from the Jews, they are, like, cooler than the Vietnamese. And I like that Israeli AKM more. Like an elegant cane against a stick twisted from a fence.


        And it will go deeper when they insert it from behind ... You worship the wrong god ...
        1. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 15: 00
          0
          Quote: Geisenberg
          And go deeper

          sho, uh bad ..?
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    1. Muvka
      Muvka 15 February 2018 12: 31
      +14
      Do you have evidence that he does not pay taxes and salaries to workers? Sue once you have such evidence.
      1. datur
        datur 15 February 2018 12: 36
        +10
        do not feed the troll !! wink
        1. GRF
          GRF 15 February 2018 12: 52
          +1
          Quote: datur
          do not feed the troll !! wink

          Pralo! You are not fed, and no one else.
          It's a shame, however, say the discus in the bud ...
        2. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 15: 01
          0
          Quote: datur
          do not feed the troll !! wink

          and the people ... give a "rest" calmly ...
      2. GRF
        GRF 15 February 2018 12: 57
        +2
        Quote: Muvka
        Do you have evidence that he does not pay taxes and salaries to workers? Sue once you have such evidence.

        Do you really consider the neighboring mansion your achievement and be proud of their successes, or will you immediately run to court?
      3. Stas157
        Stas157 15 February 2018 14: 22
        +3
        Quote: Muvka
        Do you have evidence that he does not pay taxes and salaries to workers? Sue once you have such evidence.

        There is evidence that the past did not pay. Need proof? The current one has transformed the enterprise - cut the grass, painted the hulls, and even began to pay workers a little more ... But still they don’t go, added a little.
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 15 February 2018 15: 32
          +1
          Quote: Stas157
          Quote: Muvka
          Do you have evidence that he does not pay taxes and salaries to workers? Sue once you have such evidence.

          There is evidence that the past did not pay. Need proof? The current one has transformed the enterprise - cut the grass, painted the hulls, and even began to pay workers a little more ... But still they don’t go, added a little.

          So go to court, once there is evidence. What is the problem?
          1. Stas157
            Stas157 15 February 2018 16: 21
            +3
            Quote: Muvka
            So go to court, once there is evidence. What is the problem?

            That past, by the name of Gorodetsky, has already been tried and imprisoned for theft and tax evasion. There is no present yet.
  3. Logall
    Logall 15 February 2018 12: 25
    +6
    Here we can only add that
    “AK-103. This modification, with its appearance, fully confirms the proverb:“ Everything new is well forgotten old. ”AK-103 structurally completely repeats the basic prototype AK-74M, but the cartridge was borrowed from the first-born AK-47 - 7,62x39. The model under consideration is the most popular export machine of domestic production. "
    fb.ru/article...ak...ak..harakteristiki
    ...
  4. Maz
    Maz 15 February 2018 12: 25
    +2
    Approvedly, AKM was my first assault rifle and shot much more accurately than the next AK74. Despite the fact that my grandfather was about fifteen years old. White barrel, gas pipe and receiver cover. Stitched through the rail.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 12: 46
      +5
      Quote: Maz
      Shot much more accurately than the next AK74.

      especially "M" ... the former "AKM" suited me ... one Bullet-Inspired ...
    2. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 15 February 2018 13: 28
      +10
      Quote: Maz
      Stitched through the rail.

      Never tell this canoe again. Especially where there are a lot of people personally shooting. The Battle of Rail war has long passed and the myth of the rail has been debunked. By the way, the myth of the pool "with a shifted center of gravity" from the same opera ...
      It depends on what rail, what kind of bullet, how much distance, what kind of weapon ...
      A modern rail with a neck of 18 mm does not break through from the AKM.
      - P50: rail height 152 mm, neck height 83 mm, head width 72 mm, sole width 132 mm, neck thickness 16 mm, pen height 10,5 mm;
      - P65: rail height 180 mm, neck height 105 mm, head width 75 mm, sole width 150 mm, neck thickness 18 mm, pen height 11,2 mm;
      - P65K: rail height 181 mm, neck height 105 mm, head width 75 mm, sole width 150 mm, neck thickness 18 mm, feather height 11,2 mm;
      - P75: rail height 192 mm, neck height 104 mm, head width 75 mm, sole width 150 mm, neck thickness 20 mm, feather height 13,5 mm.
      It penetrates only SVD or "treshka" bullet with a steel core or armor-piercing ... from 70-100m.
      If the rail is old ... narrow gauge or prehistoric 10-12 mm, tram ... and again a bullet with a steel core or armor-piercing, then it is possible.
      Here is the result of one of the experiments ...


      "The firing range was 5 meters from the neck of the rail,
      located normally, ambient temperature +21,5 C, humidity
      62% is for the picky ones. - The thickness of the neck of the experimental rail was
      18,5 mm with its height from the sole to the head 180 mm (type P65. GOST 8161).
      More noticeable traces remained from the hits of bullets of live ammunition. First by
      AK74 got into the ranking in the machine for remote firing. In ascending order
      armor-piercing action were fired ammo 7H6 (with a bullet PS with steel
      non-heat strengthened core). 7H6M (with PS bullet with steel heat-strengthened
      core), 7H K) (with a PP bullet with a steel heat-strengthened core), 7H22
      (with BP armor-piercing bullet with a steel core), 7H24 (with EU armor-piercing bullet
      with a tungsten core). None of them penetrate through 18,5 mm steel
      managed. The second in line was the AK.M machine gun Its cartridges 57-H-23IC (with PS bullet
      with steel non-heat-strengthened core), 57-H-231С (with PS bullet with steel
      heat-strengthened core). 7H23 (with BP armor-piercing bullet with steel
      core) and 57-BZ-231 (with armor-piercing-ignition bullet BZ with steel
      core) also could not break the rail. Moreover, armor-piercing cores
      bullets, forming a crater, without visible damage flew off with great speed
      back, confidently punching 8 mm plywood along the way. SVD became the third model
      release of the late 60s. Clarification of the release time is appropriate because
      that until the mid-70s the rifle barrel was made with a pitch of rifling 320
      mm later switched to a pitch of 240 mm. At first glance, a slight difference in step
      had a significant impact on the nature of penetration by armor-piercing bullets. So from
      SVD shooting was carried out by live ammunition 57-H-323С (with a bullet L PS with
      steel non-heat-strengthened core), 57-H-323С (with a bullet L PS with steel
      heat-strengthened core). 7H13 (with PP bullet with steel heat-strengthened
      core) and 7-BZ-Z (with an armor-piercing bullet B-32 with a steel core).
      LPS bullets could not cope with 18.5 mm steel, while the PP bullet
      turned out to be the first to damage the back of the rail neck. Moreover, the core
      bullets PP, flying back, knocked in front of him a column of steel, the so-called
      "cork", piercing several layers of plywood installed behind the rail. Bullets B-32
      They could not break through the barrier, as they lost stability at the moment of contact
      surface due to too shallow rifling of the bore. When shooting from
      rifles with a pitch of rifling 240 mm and PP bullets, and B-32 bullets confidently stitched the neck
      through and through the rail. Here, in fact, is all the information for consideration. Taking into account
      the fact that live ammunition, and especially the last two, to free circulation
      forbidden, it can be considered that the "rail issue" for such a long time
      Exciting not only the hunting fraternity, is closed.

      There is a timid hope that this will save at least some in the future.
      the number of cartridges, rails and foreheads. And one more thing: remember that weapons are
      too delicate thing to be mocked at by amateur performances
      dubious experiments.
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      2. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 16 February 2018 10: 35
        +2
        Quote: Barkhan
        and the myth of the rail debunked. By the way, the myth of the pool "with a displaced center of gravity" from the same opera ...

        It is what it is. personally convinced of this even in childhood, on the occasion of regularly visiting the VVMUPP shooting range. Len.Komsomol (Gray Horse). "Daisies" gathered up to dope ... laughing The cadets fired from about two hundred meters. There were dents in the rail, of course, but not a single penetration. request Well, what about the “shifted center” ... and how does it break people to pronounce such a bulky verbal construction? Moreover, this is crap. After all, "lightweight" is much simpler and much closer to the truth.
    3. Korax71
      Korax71 15 February 2018 15: 36
      +2
      Along laughing seamless. with kilometer long
    4. Spike Javelin Touvich
      Spike Javelin Touvich 16 February 2018 18: 11
      0
  5. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 15 February 2018 12: 27
    0
    AEK probably turned out to be more expensive, since we were assigned to it as a specialist and they did not want to, although it is possible that AKM has been used for a long time, because it has more trust ...
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 15 February 2018 12: 35
    +7
    the machine has a modified trigger mechanism that allows firing in short bursts of 3 rounds.
    Unnecessary complication of the machine. The say 22 rule is simpler. Vaccinated to the subconscious Pts. quickly
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 15 February 2018 13: 05
      +2
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      The say 22 rule is simpler. Vaccinated to the subconscious Pts. quickly

      Absolutely right! good
  7. bogart047
    bogart047 15 February 2018 12: 39
    +3
    Egyptian special forces are already ridiculous ... With their constant prayers ...
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 12: 53
      +2
      there were nuggets in the army, they don’t care what to shoot from, they "fired" a bullet, he saw it, others were-stuck for 15 meters everything that should not be stuck .. and more .... "there is much in the world friend Horace, Cho to explain, it’s not the power of the sages ... (it seems so) ... "- ours, you know, Shakespeare ...
    2. GRF
      GRF 15 February 2018 13: 01
      0
      Quote: bogart047
      Egyptian special forces are already ridiculous ... With their constant prayers ...

      Not bad they blur the eyes however ...
  8. Altona
    Altona 15 February 2018 12: 59
    +1
    Quote: Maz
    And I like that Israeli AKM more

    -----------------------
    Which Galil chtoli?
  9. Altona
    Altona 15 February 2018 13: 01
    +3
    Quote: Andrey Yurievich
    there were nuggets in the army, they do not care what to shoot from, they like "fired" a bullet, I saw it myself, others were-stuck for 15 meters everything that should not be stuck .. and more ....

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    In the Soviet army, it was generally not customary to bother than to fight. What is in the hands, so fight. I didn’t see anything better than my AKM.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 13: 15
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      In the Soviet army, it was generally not customary to bother than to fight. What is in the hands, so fight. I didn’t see anything better than my AKM.

      again, the damned atheist has to speak, Amen .. hi . the personal weapon we have suffered from the war, in it, everything you need is simplicity, reliability, and in capable hands and AKM-SVD ....
    2. bane's jacket
      bane's jacket 15 February 2018 13: 24
      0
      Quote: Altona
      I didn’t see anything better than my AKM.

      And there was something to compare?
  10. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 15 February 2018 13: 12
    +1
    Quote: ROM1077
    Well, then what? another oligarch owning a Kalashnikov concern will earn another billion. are we proud of it?

    Another crawler?
    The article is not for joy, but for acquaintance.
    What is the problem?
    Would you start a gun drive on the gardeners' site about the next Michurin oligarch who profits at your expense?
  11. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 15 February 2018 13: 13
    +1
    Quote: Altona
    Quote: Andrey Yurievich
    there were nuggets in the army, they do not care what to shoot from, they like "fired" a bullet, I saw it myself, others were-stuck for 15 meters everything that should not be stuck .. and more ....

    -------------------------------
    In the Soviet army, it was generally not customary to bother than to fight. What is in the hands, so fight. I didn’t see anything better than my AKM.

    And I - my BMP-1 !!! drinks
    I can’t boast of personal weapons ... As a gunner-operator, there was a PM who was once able to hold in his hands for the entire service! And it was in the GDR ...
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 13: 26
      +2
      Quote: Hurricane70
      And it was in the GDR ...

      then in the GSVG ... hello, Colleague. Brand 81-83 Air Force. soldier and BMP-1 is fierce ... I thought I was old ... lol
  12. Lexus
    Lexus 15 February 2018 13: 42
    +1
    All modern assault rifles are based on the AK scheme (bullpups differ only in the removal of the fire control handle and trigger device). The half-free shutter (G3) remained only in third countries (SETME is everything), while the “Stoner” shutter lives on in recent years in the M4 variations and civilian versions of the AR-15.
    1. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 15 February 2018 14: 22
      +2
      Quote: lexus
      All modern assault rifles are based on the AK scheme (bullpups differ only in the removal of the fire control handle and trigger device). The half-free shutter (G3) remained only in third countries (SETME is everything), while the “Stoner” shutter lives on in recent years in the M4 variations and civilian versions of the AR-15.

      Remaking any AK from a warehouse into a bullpup is not a problem at all, and it’s not expensive ...

      Even the equipment for converting SCS into a bullpup is available for sale. The truth is, you still have to add a flame arrester to it otherwise you drop out in length ... however, the legislation is ... 800mm ...
  13. rocket757
    rocket757 15 February 2018 13: 47
    +2
    The three-line cartridge is a guarantee, it hit so on the spot or to smithereens. We can plant through doors and other obstacles.
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    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 15 February 2018 14: 57
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      The three-line cartridge is a guarantee, it hit so on the spot or to smithereens. We can plant through doors and other obstacles.

      yah...? and from ours- "champagne spray .."? well ... come out ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 February 2018 15: 32
        0
        Do not understand? Our own three-line one is 7,62 ... shorter than in Mosinka, the powder backfill is different, but there are others just the same, too! Cartridge power is lethal, certainly more than 5,45 ... at the expense of accuracy and slaughter, the issue is debatable, but a high-class army body armor is a smaller cartridge, without special tricks, not a bir! A three-line, almost on the fly!
  14. Altona
    Altona 15 February 2018 15: 26
    0
    Quote: bane's jacket
    And there was something to compare?

    --------------------------------
    With a hunting rifle if. Grandfather had a captured Merkel. laughing And the meaning of comparing? I'm not a sniper, not a motorized rifle. This machine has everything for a soldier. And he was shot well, I with no vision then (points were -3 or -3,5) normally hit targets at the shooting range.
  15. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 16 February 2018 14: 29
    +2
    Quote: Paranoid50
    Well, a "shifted center."

    Alexander, I am reporting to you and others that bullets with a displaced center of gravity do not exist in nature, otherwise it would be impossible for them to get somewhere. On the contrary, the bullet is stabilized as much as possible ...
    The myth about appeared in foreign media during the Afghan war with the advent of 5,45x39 caliber assault rifles in the arsenal of the SA. The bullet is very light. The initial speed was high, falling into a dense stability .... and seeing injuries from the mujahideen of the mass media, they fanned a fit. This is just a product info war replicated by ours from the words of the enemy.
    1. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 16 February 2018 14: 32
      +2
      And here, just "inhuman" cartridges invented in the west ... for example a bullet "doom-doom".