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AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle: comparison with the AK-74

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Everyone in our country knows about the Kalashnikov assault rifle, and the AK is also famous outside its borders. Much more modest in the information and media plan looks like this weapon like a Nikonov machine gun. This is a 5,45 mm assault rifle developed in 1987 with an aiming range of up to 700 m.


On August 11, 1950, the designer of the AN-94 assault rifle, Gennady Nikonov, was born in Izhevsk. Gennady Nikolaevich once became a laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, received a doctorate in technical sciences, worked as a leading software design engineer at Izhmash. Gennady Nikonov lived a short life. He passed away in 2003.

In memory of him, the studio of the Kalashnikov Concern publishes a video that tells about the AN-94 assault rifle, known as the Abakan, and also compares it with the AK-74.

The video demonstrates the process of dismantling the "Abakan" with the separation of the firing unit of this automatic weapon. There are many components.

The Kalashnikov concern's specialist after dismantling the AN-94:

I thought it would be a little easier.

The video published by the concern:

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  1. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 12 August 2020 08: 33 New
    0
    PR Kalashnikov
    1. ZAV69
      ZAV69 12 August 2020 08: 49 New
      +3
      Maybe PR, but a really complex unit. It will be difficult to serve in combat conditions. The delays are pretty hard to deal with. The only plus is accurate shooting with deuces.
      1. Ded_Mazay
        Ded_Mazay 12 August 2020 09: 30 New
        +3
        Quote: ZAV69
        The only plus is accurate shooting with deuces.

        From unstable positions.
      2. nalogoplatelschik
        nalogoplatelschik 12 August 2020 09: 36 New
        +2
        It may be difficult for you. Not for me. I've dealt with more complex systems. And I still have this business. But, AK74 was fine with me. I'm interested in the concept itself.
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 12 August 2020 15: 14 New
          +2
          Quote: nalogoplatelschik
          I'm interested in the concept itself.

          The very concept for the Abakan competition was written from the TKB-0111 Korobov machine gun. And he is probably the only one of the designers who first studied the conditions in which the shooter works and only then proceeded to create the machine (the result is TKB-0111). [Center]PS
          I came across just such a version of the competition "Abakan"
  2. svp67
    svp67 12 August 2020 08: 44 New
    +2
    "Abakan" - senseless, but merciless
  3. leks
    leks 12 August 2020 08: 51 New
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    AN94 is a good machine gun, but only for special forces, it is not suitable for mass use in the army. AK is the most for conscripts.
    1. psiho117
      psiho117 15 August 2020 01: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: leks
      AN94 is a good machine gun, but only for special forces

      On the contrary, it was created as a "conscript's assault rifle" - precisely to facilitate a hit by a poorly trained soldier, from unstable positions, without a long attachment.
      And it really increases the likelihood of hitting a target compared to the AK scheme.

      Here is another question - what else had to be finalized and finalized - but, damn 90s ...
  4. ZAV69
    ZAV69 12 August 2020 08: 51 New
    +5
    It will be curious to look at AEK
    1. beeper
      beeper 13 August 2020 21: 28 New
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      Quote: ZAV69
      It will be curious to look at AEK

      hi You can get an idea of ​​a similar mechanism of balanced automation on the civilian SR-1 carbine (based on the AK-108) by watching the YouTube channel "Fire training course" (it seems that the same course is now on Telegram and Instagram) with such an overview. Recommend for general development good - very detailed and clearly (and not only about SR-1) - the blogger has a pleasant voice, speech rate, competent Russian and sufficient competence! yes
  5. alpamys
    alpamys 12 August 2020 09: 07 New
    -3
    an automaton that has no analogue and meaning lol
    1. beeper
      beeper 13 August 2020 09: 45 New
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      Quote: alpamys
      an automaton that has no analogue and meaning lol

      The meaning of this, which lasted for many, many years (and really, very budget-intensive and science-intensive), the development of such a complex and a priori impractical (not viable on the battlefield !!!) "precision" design of an "innovative combat machine", probably, was in writing and defense of a doctoral (and the previous candidate's, too ??!, it seems, in the early technical reviews, it was written about no less than seven "patented inventions" in the design of the AN-94 ?!) dissertation ??! what
      There were analogues with the "accumulation of the recoil impulse", domestic (some samples-rivals of the Academy of Sciences in the "Abakan" competition) and overseas (the same famous German G11), but they were experimental and few in number, did not justify themselves! request
    2. nalogoplatelschik
      nalogoplatelschik 1 September 2020 11: 24 New
      0
      Sarcasm? The crossbow was also inferior to the classic bow. As a result, it led to the abolition of knightly armor.
  6. JonnyT
    JonnyT 12 August 2020 09: 18 New
    +4
    Thank you for showing how to disassemble it. Would you take him into battle? - definitely not. In the fields in the mud, far from the bases and rear, it is not rational to use it
  7. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 12 August 2020 10: 01 New
    +6
    Abakan is a good example of how an excellent example of engineering thought is of little use to real conditions.
    1. psiho117
      psiho117 15 August 2020 01: 21 New
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      Quote: Ded_Mazay
      Abakan is a good example of how an excellent example of engineering thought is of little use to real conditions.

      Remember how many decades the AK scheme has been licked and what happened to Abakan.
      It is incorrect, kmk, to compare a sample only after development, and a weapon that has evolved for half a century of active operation.
  8. tolancop
    tolancop 12 August 2020 13: 55 New
    +7
    Quote: Chuck Lee
    Quote: leks
    AK is the most for conscripts.

    Conscripts in the modern army are themselves a shame. The days of mass cannon fodder are a thing of the past. In developed countries.

    Did you serve yourself? I strongly doubt ... I served. A conscript, with the correct formulation of the case, is a very useful and necessary element in the army. And conscript service allows the state to have a massive reserve of personnel trained in military affairs. And you can make cannon fodder from highly paid specialists. Depends on the command ...
  9. tolancop
    tolancop 12 August 2020 14: 07 New
    +2
    I think that Nikonov accomplished a technical feat by creating the AN-94. But, alas, the AN-94 is unsuitable for mass production and use, especially by poorly trained personnel. I am not an expert, but if I had a chance (God forbid !!!) I could choose whether I would choose AKM or AK-74, but not AN-94. Well, I have no confidence in a complex system. Here's to the AKM - there is, since I have been familiar with school years and have been in operation for decades.
  10. dgonni
    dgonni 12 August 2020 23: 17 New
    0
    Good overview. You cannot touch AN in the dark. And there are situations with AK. So it already flies by.
    If there is a choice and accuracy is needed, then the A-16A2 / 3 is the best. It's a pity not for our patrons. Ideally a steyr aug.
    But in the absence of a stamp, they write on the usual one. Therefore, there is no alternative to AKanoids.
  11. Disorder
    Disorder 13 August 2020 00: 03 New
    +1
    Quiet horror. If what happens in battle, you can figure it out.
    And it's also interesting how he behaves when firing bursts, because balance only works when cutting off two shots.
  12. acetophenon
    acetophenon 13 August 2020 00: 38 New
    +3
    When there was nothing to do at school at the NVP, we competed in the assembly and disassembly of AKM for a while. Disassembly I had 7 seconds, Assembly, God forbid memory, 12. This unit, I think, would be 15/30. There is nothing terribly complicated about it. And for hands-ons and club-handed ones - a shovel in both hands. And - alga!
  13. Romanenko
    Romanenko 13 August 2020 13: 58 New
    +1
    An interesting and informative movie, thank you.
    Itself really would hardly be from Abakan when I shot, now, at least, it became interesting to try the "snag" and already know what to prepare for
  14. Fibrizio
    Fibrizio 14 August 2020 11: 28 New
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    Quote: ZAV69
    It will be difficult to serve in combat conditions.

    How are you going to serve him in combat conditions? For this, complete disassembly is completely unnecessary. We cleaned the barrel and the mask, that's all. Why go into the giblets if only the earth has not been stuffed there?

    Take a look at the Browning bar for fun. I understand he is a civilian, but against the background of him there is a nipple system (and I would not say that it is particularly difficult).
  15. nalogoplatelschik
    nalogoplatelschik 1 September 2020 11: 20 New
    0
    It seems to me that there is no need to abandon this topic. She can develop.