A batch of AK-12 assault rifles entered service with the Special Purpose Brigade

A batch of AK-12 assault rifles entered service with the Special Purpose Brigade

The first batch of AK-12 Kalashnikov assault rifles entered service with the special-purpose brigade deployed in the Tambov Region. This was reported by the press service of ZVO.


As explained in the press service, in total more than 500 automatic machines arrived in the brigade, the development of a new automatic machine will begin soon in the course of theoretical and practical exercises. Previously, the brigade was armed with AK-74M assault rifles.

In the near future, military personnel during the training in fire training and tactical and special exercises will begin to master the capabilities of the machine and its daily operation

- said in a statement.

Kalashnikov Concern began deliveries of a new AK-12 assault rifle to the Russian army in December 2018, when the Ministry of Defense received a batch of assault rifles in the amount of 2,5 thousand units. On the adoption of Kalashnikov assault rifles - AK-12 (5,45 mm caliber), AK-15 (7,62 mm), and V. Degtyarev plant - AEK-971 (5,45 mm), AEK -973 (7,62 mm), the military department officially reported in March 2019.

The Ministry of Defense said that in the troops AK-12 caliber 5,45-mm mainly replace the AK-74M. The machine gun was developed within the framework of the “Warrior” program and is included in it as one of the elements of the promising equipment complex of the Russian Armed Forces fighters. AK-12 adopted by all major arms of the military personnel of the combined-arms formations of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the Marine Corps.

Brief specifications AK-12:

Caliber: mm 5.45x39
Length weapons in the fighting position: 880-940 mm
Length with folded butt: 690 mm
Barrel length: 415 mm
Weight with empty magazine: 3.5 kg
Rate of Shooting: 700 rounds per minute
Store capacity: 30 cartridges
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Victor_B 21 March 2020 12: 49 New
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    Oh, right now it starts ...
    Necessarily AK-12 vs AR-15.
    Where without it.
    I believe that ours is now no worse than theirs.
    And let's take a unanimous decision that ours is BEST EVERYONE!
    Actually, who is against it?
    Damn it!
    1. lucul 21 March 2020 12: 59 New
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      Oh, right now it starts ...
      Necessarily AK-12 vs AR-15.

      Pfff ....
      The most important thing in a weapon is its reliability. AR-15 involves firing at long distances of -100m or more. Kalash is simply excellent in urban areas and at distances up to 200m.
      I bet on AK, especially if I have to produce 6-8 horns ....
    2. Thunderbolt 21 March 2020 13: 03 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Oh, right now it starts ...

      You also begin, 2 minutes after publication. Megaexpert does not distinguish Kalash from a photo, which, well, no matter how.))))
      And the brigade can be congratulated. Spring-Krasn, and soon the Russian summer, all the enemies of summer --- on the fly. With short bursts and rolling around, the Tambov brigade is conquering a peaceful summer for Russia. soldier
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        1. Cowbra 21 March 2020 15: 58 New
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          Quote: Round Smesharik
          albeit without frills ..modern

          Of the "bells and whistles" of modern ones, IMHO, what would be useful is a collimator and an afterburner. The rest is optional
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    3. businessv 21 March 2020 14: 55 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Oh, right now, it will start ... Be sure to AK-12 vs AR-15.

      Why on earth ?! Our Kalash is ahead of the rest !!! soldier
  2. Mountain shooter 21 March 2020 12: 51 New
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    Now the real testing has begun. Tests are tests, and military operation is much more serious. Yes, and mass.
    1. YOUR 21 March 2020 13: 46 New
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      Here are just a picture with the author let us down. In the picture is AEK-971.
      1. Mountain shooter 21 March 2020 14: 00 New
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        Quote: YOUR
        In the picture is AEK-971.

        Also noticed? And I thought, it seems ...
        1. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 14: 44 New
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          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Also noticed? And I thought, it seems ...

          Wow, damn it! So - I'm not alone. And then I started to worry ...
      2. Doliva63 21 March 2020 17: 34 New
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        Quote: YOUR
        Here are just a picture with the author let us down. In the picture is AEK-971.

        It's time to rename VO to OVO - near war laughing
      3. Den717 21 March 2020 21: 53 New
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        Quote: YOUR
        Here are just a picture with the author let us down. In the picture is AEK-971.

        It’s good that the soldier’s uniform is not NATO laughing Often photos do not correspond to articles. Apparently, the editors do not consider this significant in the work.
    2. About 2 22 March 2020 03: 06 New
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      Real testing of AK 12 has been going on in Syria for several months now.
      1. Letun 22 March 2020 08: 42 New
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        Quote: Approximately 2
        Real testing of AK 12 has been going on in Syria for several months now.

        Hang on planes under wings?
        1. About 2 22 March 2020 11: 27 New
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          Do not smoke, and so no brains
          1. Letun 22 March 2020 12: 14 New
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            Quote: Approximately 2
            Do not smoke, and so no brains

            How is my smoking or not smoking related to the fact that you already have no brains?
  3. bunta 21 March 2020 12: 55 New
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    The title of the article does not match the photo ...
    1. Thrifty 21 March 2020 12: 59 New
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      Put the photo that was available. ... recourse
      1. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 14: 47 New
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        Quote: Thrifty
        Put the photo that was available. ... recourse

        A glaring example of unprofessionalism! Unfortunately, not a single one recently. request
        1. bunta 21 March 2020 19: 06 New
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          They - artist "Editor in chief," they see so. (with)
    2. Alex 2020 21 March 2020 14: 42 New
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      And they (the authors) do not care, the main thing would be like an AK, well, or in an extreme case, any machine laughing Coronavirus however ....
      1. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 14: 49 New
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        Quote: Alex 2020
        Coronavirus however ...

        As my son says: Macaroni virus. laughing
  4. Thrifty 21 March 2020 12: 58 New
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    Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power? Or, only classic shops (horns)?
    1. sabakina 21 March 2020 13: 08 New
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      I do not understand, do you need a machine gun? Turn to Warrant Officer Thunderbolt. Somewhere Maxim was lying around ...
    2. loki565 21 March 2020 13: 27 New
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      Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power? Or, only classic shops (horns)?

      It depends on which horn)))
    3. Mountain shooter 21 March 2020 14: 03 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power?

      PKK shops are suitable for him. And even these new ones are 90-odd. Disk ... but it’s scary.
      I remember two horns in a row, and you burn specifically on the barrel. But he worked short ...
      1. rich 21 March 2020 18: 58 New
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        Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power? Or, only classic shops (horns)

        North Korea uses screw stores with a capacity of 75-100 rounds for their Kalash.

        But the Russian PP19 "Bison"
        1. ROSS_51 21 March 2020 21: 49 New
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          Quote: Rich

          But the Russian PP19 "Bison"

          And what about the submachine gun? The topic of an automatic assault rifle like.
  5. Dzafdet 21 March 2020 13: 06 New
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    In the photo is AEK? What, the image of the Ak-12 was hard to find?
    1. Catfish 21 March 2020 13: 23 New
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      That's right, Sergey! hi

      AEK-971S.
      1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 13: 51 New
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        Kostya, that's right. And Jaffdeth is right. AEK-971th was born before than AK-12. soldier
        1. Catfish 21 March 2020 13: 56 New
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          Good afternoon, Pavel! Here I am somewhat surprised, to put it mildly, a somewhat negligent attitude to the work of the compiler of this material. So someday a boy can be called a girl, and this is already fraught ... wink
          1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 14: 04 New
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            Sorry to forget to say hello - I repent, sinful! drinks Deficiency of the author let him remain on his conscience.
            Quote: Sea Cat
            So someday a boy can be called a girl, and this is already fraught ...

            Well, I hope that we will not be likened to eurotolerasts. yes
            1. Catfish 21 March 2020 14: 13 New
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              God forbid! wassat
              1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 14: 19 New
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                Quote: Sea Cat
                God forbid!

                That's for sure !!! lol What for us it?
          2. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 14: 53 New
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            Quote: Sea Cat
            somewhat negligent attitude to the work of the compiler of this material

            But the editor (or who moderates there?) Missed the same! And this is not the first time such garbage!
            1. Catfish 21 March 2020 15: 09 New
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              And this is not the first time such garbage!

              Unfortunately this is the case. Someone "is of poor quality", as the old Tamantsev said.
              1. Vasyan1971 21 March 2020 15: 29 New
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                Quote: Sea Cat
                Someone "is of poor quality", as the old Tamantsev said.

                Punish by depriving the evening cup! So that it was not inconsistent in the future! And it’s a shame somehow for the native resource!
                1. Catfish 21 March 2020 16: 04 New
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                  Yes, the punishment is serious! drinks
      2. IGOR GORDEEV 21 March 2020 14: 09 New
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        Quote: Sea Cat
        AEK-971S.

        It looks somehow better than the AK-12 and looks more compact.
        1. Catfish 21 March 2020 15: 14 New
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          The question, in my opinion, is not this, but their comparative operational parameters. But here, until you try, you won’t know. hi
          1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 15: 32 New
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            As far as I know the information: AK-12 and AK-15 will go to combined arms units. AEK-971 and AEK-973 - to special forces.
            1. Catfish 21 March 2020 16: 04 New
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              Yes, I also read about it somewhere.
            2. parkello 21 March 2020 16: 05 New
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              I also heard that the AEK-971 will suit specialists ... they say it’s too complicated for conscripts. although .. whether conscripts are held for cows or they really don’t want to buy .. but the AK-12s go to the troops, but AEK is not heard recourse my opinion experts need AEK-973 more. that's where balanced automation would come in handy, as it is on a 7.62 mm caliber weapon. with a regime of 2 rounds would be indispensable in the troops. winked
              1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 16: 11 New
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                Yergos, hello! hi
                Quote: parkello
                my opinion experts need AEK-973 more. that's where balanced automation would come in handy, as it is on a 7.62 mm caliber weapon.

                I agree with you .
                Quote: parkello
                AEK-971 will go to specialists ... they say too complicated for conscripts. although .. whether conscripts are held for cows or really do not want to buy

                I suppose that AEK is not so much complicated as much more expensive than AK due to production capacities. And the lobby of the Kalashnikov concern should not be ignored. Recall BCC and VSK-94.
                1. parkello 21 March 2020 16: 19 New
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                  yes Pasha, the only way .. most likely dear. but this is because there are no orders ... if there were orders, he would have become much cheaper. AK is an excellent rifle, I dream of such a thing ... but I’ll be given a G-3a3 or FN phallo ... I didn’t even dream about AEK .. but they made a very successful machine gun, well done Kovrovtsy. under both calibers created a platform. it’s just that .. AK has been produced since the 50s, and most of the machine tools have been sharpened under it. AEK was not in mass production, all machines need to be sharpened under it again .. but the shop was very expensive in production. especially since magazines. cartridges and trunks will do at the same capacities as for the AK line. but as for me, I would change ... I would give the ADS to specialists .im such a shortened version is more convenient. the small-sized Konstantinov would give the airborne troops and motorized rifles, and the infantry and navy would leave the AK 12 to everyone else.
                  1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 16: 25 New
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                    Quote: parkello
                    I would change ... I would give the ADS to specialists .im such a shortened version is more convenient. the small-sized Konstantinov would give the airborne troops and motorized rifles, and the infantry and navy would leave the AK 12 to everyone else.

                    Your and my thoughts on weapons will remain between us. Because both you and I have no relation to the RF Armed Forces. yes
                    1. parkello 21 March 2020 16: 28 New
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                      Well, okay .. I am Greek, and I gave the oath to Greece ... but your opinion, Pash, is the opinion of a Russian law-abiding citizen. to whom do the tunnels listen to me? I didn’t give up to them ..with my opinion. Shop doesn’t tell me where to put it. And yours can be heard. you just need to speak on time, write .. don’t be lazy once again write what you already wrote a hundred times
                      1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 16: 50 New
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                        Yergos, I am Belarusian and live in Belarus. yes And my opinion weighs as much as yours.
                      2. parkello 21 March 2020 16: 56 New
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                        sorry .. forgot. I apologize. recourse
                      3. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 17: 12 New
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                        After the flags were removed in the profile - many do not remember. But I'm not offended. It doesn’t matter where you live, it’s important what’s inside you! drinks
                      4. parkello 21 March 2020 17: 19 New
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                        oh tell me ... in vain the flags were removed. but still you're right, what matters is what you breathe. Although I live 30 in a foreign country, I don’t feel myself a human being.
      3. Doliva63 21 March 2020 17: 39 New
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        Quote: bouncyhunter
        As far as I know the information: AK-12 and AK-15 will go to combined arms units. AEK-971 and AEK-973 - to special forces.

        Yeah, Pasha, that is, did the author circle around? Instead of the photo AK, photo AEK, instead of AEK in SpN, sent AK there? laughing LOL laughing
        1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 17: 59 New
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          Valentine, hello! hi
          Quote: Doliva63
          the author around messed up?

          I didn’t say that.
          Quote: Doliva63
          Instead of photo AK photo AEK

          Fact
          Quote: Doliva63
          instead of AEK in SpN sent AK there?

          Do you have more complete information on the supply of riflemen to special forces? Share it. I just voiced what I found in the vastness of the network.
          1. Doliva63 21 March 2020 18: 34 New
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            Quote: bouncyhunter
            Valentine, hello! hi
            Quote: Doliva63
            the author around messed up?

            I didn’t say that.
            Quote: Doliva63
            Instead of photo AK photo AEK

            Fact
            Quote: Doliva63
            instead of AEK in SpN sent AK there?

            Do you have more complete information on the supply of riflemen to special forces? Share it. I just voiced what I found in the vastness of the network.

            No, not in the know. Yes, and would ... You understand laughing
            But on occasion I’ll ask someone a thread. drinks
            1. bouncyhunter 22 March 2020 08: 38 New
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              Quote: Doliva63
              Yes, and would ... You understand

              Understand . wink
      4. ROSS_51 21 March 2020 21: 52 New
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        Quote: bouncyhunter
        As far as I know the information: AK-12 and AK-15 will go to combined arms units. AEK-971 and AEK-973 - to special forces.

        A lot of rumors. I heard that the AK-12 is just in the army, and the AK-15 is special. Four different barrels apart from the AKC, isn’t it too much for the army?
  • polar fox 21 March 2020 13: 52 New
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    Quote: Dzafdet
    In the photo is AEK? What, the image of the Ak-12 was hard to find?

    I remember how one madame pushed onto Kalina’s conveyor, and proudly asked, “is this a priory shit?” it was from the department for promoting priors in the market, by then 2 years had worked on a VAZ, from Artyakov’s clip .. . maybe she is at a new job now ...
  • Dzafdet 21 March 2020 13: 07 New
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    Quote: Thrifty
    Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power? Or, only classic shops (horns)?

    What purpose ? There are machine guns for this. For Kalash, the drum for 96 rounds was muddied, EMNIP ...
    1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 14: 15 New
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      Quote: Dzafdet
      For Kalash, the drum for 96 rounds was muddied, EMNIP ...

      And a four-row magazine with 60 rounds. I am wondering: is the drum from RPK for 973 suitable for AEK-75?
      1. parkello 21 March 2020 16: 08 New
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        kanesh will do ... they use the same store. If it’s suitable for the PKK, it’s also suitable for AEK yes
        1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 16: 15 New
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          Quote: parkello
          if it’s suitable for the PKK, it’s also suitable for AEK

          Hold in hands - check! But the idea is correct, IMHO! wink
          1. parkello 21 March 2020 16: 24 New
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            I agree. as long as you don’t take it in your hands, you can’t poke it, you can say little, but judging by the logic that the cartridges are the same, the shops are the same ... if the tambourine goes to the AKM for 72 rounds, then AEK 973 will do. first, the cartridges go into production, then the shops .. and on the basis of these two components, weapons are built for them ... well, I know that. even the bolt group can consist of 50% of AK 50% own development ... but the same spare parts and blanks will be .. otherwise there is no point in sculpting the garden with re-equipment. I'm almost 100% sure that the rotary larva will remain unchanged from the shutter ... the trunk and the receiver of the store, too. the rest is at the discretion of the master.
            1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 16: 54 New
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              I will not go into details of technical aspects. But I want to believe that the shops / drums are interchangeable for calibers and 5,45, and 7,62.
              1. parkello 21 March 2020 16: 59 New
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                be calm about it, shops are definitely interchangeable. yes what the same cartridge eats. and takes the horns from another. and the tambourine. we had the same situevina. the same store approached the G-3 and the FN and the NK 11. (manual machine gun)
                1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 17: 08 New
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                  It’s quite so. Recently I came across an info that the FN SCAR-H under 7,62X39 is powered by stores from AK. But for the Czech CZ-806, a specialist developed a store that is not compatible with AK.
                  1. parkello 21 March 2020 17: 15 New
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                    Well, these are different manufacturers .. Belgians and Czechs .. for example, AKs of the hundredth series for NATO 5,56 also have their own shops. They do not fit the M-16. because the power scheme is different. and FN and AK have the same power scheme, so they did it under a cartridge specially. That would not look if shops had rifles. pistols also do everything for Walter’s store. either under Glock, here or or .. well, and separately, you can go under the American 45th ASR, there are 44 zmez-esson ... and the fact that some 9 mm cartridges are either taken from Glock or from Walter. request so here .. either American stores will use either Russian ones, those of which are many everywhere. if the American cartridge, then they will take the M-16 store as a basis, and if the Russian is 30 (or M43 in our opinion, Elizarova-Semina, model 1943), then the stores from it will be taken as a basis.
                    1. bouncyhunter 21 March 2020 17: 28 New
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                      Quote: parkello
                      AK stores of the hundredth series under NATO 5,56 also have their own shops. They do not fit the M-16. because the power scheme is different

                      Power scheme or store fixing scheme?
                      Quote: parkello
                      if the American cartridge, then they will take the M-16 store as a basis, and if the Russian is 30 (or M43 in our opinion, Elizarova-Semina, sample 1943), then the stores from it will be taken

                      Everything is just like that . Under whose ammunition the weapon is imprisoned - it will be powered by such stores in 99 cases out of 100.
                      1. parkello 21 March 2020 23: 50 New
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                        there the power system also provides for the fastening system, because it is not the shaft in the receiver .. otherwise obscurantism is also recorded .. as well as AKs at 7,62 they will still make noise)
  • cherkas.oe 21 March 2020 13: 29 New
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    Quote: Thrifty
    Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power?

    Valid humor, or not humor belay
  • nedgen 21 March 2020 13: 31 New
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    I'm not special, but it seems to me that the photograph is not AK-12 but AEK
  • Bagatur 21 March 2020 14: 39 New
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    The United States and NATO will soon be at 6.8x43 ... Are they not weak after UTB 5.45x39?
    1. MORDVIN13rus 21 March 2020 21: 19 New
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      They have been tormented by a change of calibers for more than a dozen years, so you soon turned down.
  • awg75 21 March 2020 15: 22 New
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    What do you care about the descendants of the great Sumerians before the Russian army?
    "And the brigade can be congratulated. Spring-Krasn, and soon the Russian summer, all the enemies of summer --- on the fly. In short bursts and rolling around, the Tambov brigade is conquering a peaceful summer for Russia."
    not teki bile, but sit and wait for handouts from 3.14ndos, you are not capable of more.
  • Ros 56 21 March 2020 16: 01 New
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    There will be something for the guys to do during the service. They will fine-tune accuracy, hands will get used to their trunk, they are related, in a word. Good luck to the peasants. soldier
  • senima56 21 March 2020 17: 35 New
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    The author, write about the AK-12, but in the photo of a soldier the automatic machine of the V. Degtyarev factory is AEK-971 (5,45 mm)! fool You already decide on the photo, or with the text. hi
    1. rumpeljschtizhen 21 March 2020 19: 47 New
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      I’ve read your comment for good measure ...... You are absolutely right ... this is AEK-971 .... The level of articles is more and more pleasing
  • Imperial Technocrat 21 March 2020 18: 06 New
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    A very good machine, and also very cheap compared to competitors. Masthead
  • rich 21 March 2020 19: 00 New
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    Quote: Thrifty
    Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power? Or, only classic shops (horns)

    North Korea uses screw stores with a capacity of 75-100 rounds for their Kalash.

    But the Russian PP19 "Bison"
    1. Doliva63 23 March 2020 19: 04 New
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      Quote: Rich
      Quote: Thrifty
      Interestingly, but can it be transferred to tape power? Or, only classic shops (horns)

      North Korea uses screw stores with a capacity of 75-100 rounds for their Kalash.

      But the Russian PP19 "Bison"

      I don’t know how Bison has, but the Korean, it seems to me, has a very uncomfortable grip for his left hand. Not only classic, only original! drinks
      1. rich 23 March 2020 19: 13 New
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        Yes, they have a larger screw diameter. The same begs the thought
  • rumpeljschtizhen 21 March 2020 19: 45 New
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    It seems to me or in the photo about ak 12 .... not he but AEK-971
    1. rich 21 March 2020 23: 00 New
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      You are right, Anatoly. Something recently, illustrations for articles often do not correspond. This campaign is already normal.