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Subdivisions of the Eastern Military District will be rearmed with a new AK-12 assault rifle

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Subdivisions of the Eastern Military District will be rearmed with a new AK-12 assault rifle

The Ministry of Defense has decided to re-equip the units of the Eastern Military District with a new AK-12 Kalashnikov assault rifle. This was reported by the press service of the military department.


According to the report, large consignments of new assault rifles will be delivered to the district within the framework of the state defense order this year. The first receipts are expected in the summer.

The first new AK-12s will enter service with the reconnaissance and motorized rifle units of the combined arms army of the Air Defense Forces deployed in the Amur Region, the Jewish Autonomy and the Khabarovsk Territory.

The AK-12 assault rifle has three firing modes: single shots, automatic fire, burst with a cutoff of two shots. On weapon a removable muzzle brake-compensator is installed, it is possible to install a low-noise and flameless firing device. The buttstock is foldable, adjustable in length, there is a Picatinny rail on the receiver. A 40-mm grenade launcher is installed on the machine.

The Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle was adopted by the main branches of the armed forces of the combined-arms formations of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the navy in 2018. In the AK-12 troops, the 5,45-mm caliber will mainly replace the AK-74M. The assault rifle was developed as part of the Ratnik program and is included in it as one of the elements of a promising complex for equipping fighters of the RF Armed Forces.

Brief specifications AK-12:

Caliber: mm 5.45x39
Weapon length in combat 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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  1. dSK
    dSK 18 March 2021 18: 47
    +3
    And where is the AK-74M - in metal or in the Donbas?
    1. Maz
      Maz 18 March 2021 19: 01
      +10
      Better an AK-12 than having nothing but an AK-74. Besides, picatinny is a good thing. The recoil is again less. The sighting line is almost twice as large. The weight is the same, with obvious advantages. The barrel withstands more for shooting, grooves and ventilation are present, shops with marks and windows. Folding "orthopedic" stock. And you can teach it quickly, the same AK only povyezhivatestey, more precisely, more conveniently and more comfortably. Native "KDVO" - VVO will come in handy just right. Good luck. Amen.
      1. Jolly Roger
        Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 19: 05
        +5
        Oh, how, a whole ode to the machine came from you. Time will tell how Katya Strizhenova speaks. Let's see how he will show himself in service in the troops.
      2. loki565
        loki565 18 March 2021 19: 18
        +5
        And if you play around with recoil buffers, then the rate of fire can be increased, but this is not for everyone)))
      3. Luty
        Luty 18 March 2021 19: 25
        -4
        I would like to believe that the quality of the product will not disappoint. And if they save on steels and workers' qualifications, then it's too early to rejoice.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 18 March 2021 19: 33
          +4
          Quote: Luty
          And if they save on steels and workers' qualifications, then it's too early to rejoice

          why all of a sudden?
          so far there have been no complaints about the quality of Kalash
          1. Luty
            Luty 18 March 2021 19: 39
            0
            In retail, for the second year already, the mass of SHP and MMG AK 12 guess where they came from. Are the people accustomed to the new or the marriage is realized?
            1. Flooding
              Flooding 18 March 2021 19: 41
              +1
              Quote: Luty
              In retail, for the second year already, the mass of SHP and MMG AK 12 guess where they came from. Are the people accustomed to the new or the marriage is realized?

              not good at fortune-telling
          2. paul3390
            paul3390 18 March 2021 20: 13
            +1
            so far there have been no complaints about the quality of Kalash

            I don’t know how the AK is, but it’s impossible to look at some Saigas of their own production without shuddering .. And they say the same people do on the same lines ... The main table is aiming bars and flies .. Either they plant crookedly, then they generally manage to barrel squeeze .. I saw a specimen, which did not have enough fly hound to take out the front sight .. Side strips again. Some poor fellows even had to look for an inclined crown. Well, the classics - they will not learn how to remove chamfers normally in the chamber .. Until you do it yourself - as much as the shavings fly when feeding .. And you can cut your finger if you put it into the chamber. I'm not talking about the rest of the little things ..

            They say that all the bullshit began when effective managers decided to cut costs by slaughtering the number of OTK control points.
          3. Ingenegr
            Ingenegr 18 March 2021 22: 16
            +2
            Already received, and more than once. It's just that in our current realities, these complaints are put with the device.
      4. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 18 March 2021 19: 35
        +2
        It would be nice if these slats were removable.
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 18 March 2021 20: 17
          +1
          All these newfangled forend with pribludy is certainly good, but if you drop it into the mud, then you get bogged down then pick it out of all the slots and holes .. It's easier to remove the forend and rinse it. Checked.
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 18 March 2021 23: 38
            0
            but if you drop this into the mud
            and why drop it, I remember taught in the distant past, even though the dirt with your mouth, and keep the weapon above the level of dirt ... laughing , and crawled on the belly, in the clay .., it was fun then, to clean everything from the upper holes of the face! winked
      5. Aag
        Aag 18 March 2021 20: 44
        +5
        Quote: Maz
        Better an AK-12 than having nothing but an AK-74. Besides, picatinny is a good thing. The recoil is again less. The sighting line is almost twice as large. The weight is the same, with obvious advantages. The barrel withstands more for shooting, grooves and ventilation are present, shops with marks and windows. Folding "orthopedic" stock. And you can teach it quickly, the same AK only povyezhivatestey, more precisely, more conveniently and more comfortably. Native "KDVO" - VVO will come in handy just right. Good luck. Amen.

        "... Better an AK-12 than having nothing but an AK-74."
        Some kind of incomprehensible statement ...
        As for me, in a number of subdivisions, services, and AKM it is not that it will "come off", but it will be preferable ... A transparent store is also possible there ...))
        About the barrel resource ... For myself personally ... I would prefer a very used AKM.
        1. Jolly Roger
          Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 20: 46
          +8
          Quote: AAG
          For myself personally ... I would prefer a heavily used AKM.

          You are not alone - the time-tested and reliable is better than the incomprehensible new.
          1. Aag
            Aag 18 March 2021 21: 02
            +5
            Quote: Jolly Roger
            Quote: AAG
            For myself personally ... I would prefer a heavily used AKM.

            You are not alone - the time-tested is better than the incomprehensible new.

            By the way, it seems like here, on VO, there was an article on AK-12. From the design of the designers to the actual production, little has come ... Accordingly, it seems like a good idea was screwed up.
            I hope the shooters will catch up and chew ...
            On my own behalf, I can only say that it was not possible to shoot with AKM lower than "good."
            1. Zaurbek
              Zaurbek 18 March 2021 21: 22
              +3
              The receiver, it seems, began to mill again
              1. Aag
                Aag 18 March 2021 21: 39
                -1
                Quote: Zaurbek
                The receiver, it seems, began to mill again

                Thank you for comfort ..
                It seems like one of the main complaints when simplifying production was ...
                ... But the AKM with a stamped serious machine was remembered by many))) ...
                1. Zaurbek
                  Zaurbek 19 March 2021 09: 07
                  0
                  Then there were no 5 coordinate CNC machines ..... the stamp is simpler, but worse. Galil and Finns left the milled box right away.
        2. Novichek)
          Novichek) 19 March 2021 00: 58
          0
          I completely agree with AKM, the best steel was produced in the 70s, and only then ..,.
        3. YOUR
          YOUR 19 March 2021 15: 27
          0
          Why a transparent store?
          If in order to visually check how many cartridges are left, then it's not even funny. During the battle, only time will be to see how many cartridges I still have left there.
          The most effective method is to equip the 3rd or 4th tracer. Saw the tracer is gone, it's time for a new store.
          1. Aag
            Aag 19 March 2021 16: 48
            0
            Quote: YOUR
            Why a transparent store?
            If in order to visually check how many cartridges are left, then it's not even funny. During the battle, only time will be to see how many cartridges I still have left there.
            The most effective method is to equip the 3rd or 4th tracer. Saw the tracer is gone, it's time for a new store.

            Most of the submachine guns in the Armed Forces have not seen battles, especially the intensity of which you write about, and there are plenty of situations when you need to check the number of cartridges.
            With tracers, too, not everything is simple ... Not always there, not always needed (sometimes harmful, fire hazardous, unmasking the arrow) ... shooting ...
      6. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 18 March 2021 23: 24
        0
        The recoil is again less.
        Hmm ... How is the return lower? The cartridge is the same, plus or minus weight is the same (taking into account the plastic / metal magazine). Newton's laws seem to be still valid. So what's the trick?
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 18 March 2021 23: 41
          0
          The cartridge is the same, plus or minus weight is the same (taking into account the plastic / metal magazine). Newton's laws seem to be still valid.
          Well, the impulse of force also depends on the speed (acceleration of the elements) of the mechanism, with a constant mass of ammunition as a whole, more precisely, even on the level of kinetics of the propelling explosive, in the case itself! wink
          1. abrakadabre
            abrakadabre 22 March 2021 10: 19
            -1
            well, the impulse of force also depends on the speed (acceleration of the elements) of the mechanism,
            I advise you to repeat physics: school course, section Dynamics. Specifically - Newton's laws. With the same mass of the machine gun, the bullet flying out and the charge of gunpowder of the same composition, the recoil will be the same. The cartridge is the same.
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 22 March 2021 15: 38
              0
              I advise you to repeat physics: school course, section Dynamics. Specifically - Newton's laws.
              Are you still at school, are you studying !? then, you may not know .. (here is not a school physics course in the section: Dynamics), yet ...! laughing And, what is achieved by reducing the impulse of force, in the kinematic scheme of small arms, suddenly fellow not only by reducing the mass of the bullet and the charge of the propelling explosive (this is the most primitive, by the way, and not because of a good life ... or the economy ... too), with the total mass of the structure, something like that ... wink there two dozen options immediately came to mind ... hi
      7. YOUR
        YOUR 19 March 2021 15: 21
        0
        Quote: Maz
        The sighting line is almost twice as large.

        Yes more, but where did you see it almost twice?
        Sighting AK-74M - 379 mm
        Sighting line length AK-12 - 414 mm
        35 mm larger
    2. AVA77
      AVA77 18 March 2021 19: 01
      +4
      Even in Honduras. Money is not superfluous.
      1. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 18 March 2021 19: 10
        +3
        I hope they will find buyers for the old weapons. Maybe he will go to Afghanistan. There, too, people want to shoot ... at American "friends".
        1. dgonni
          dgonni 18 March 2021 19: 55
          +6
          There the mountains love 7.62!
          And I give him preference. Although less accurate and necessary skill. But that's the caliber. And these little things are about nothing.
        2. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 18 March 2021 21: 24
          0
          It's not a problem . The patron is the same. It's just that new ones will start releasing them. The old ones are to be realized.
      2. Aag
        Aag 18 March 2021 21: 43
        -1
        Quote: AVA77
        Even in Honduras. Money is not superfluous.

        And what are we going to do with prestige?
        Do not let us find the times when they will say: "We must take China, this is not a Russian pod-ka" ...
      3. Konnick
        Konnick 18 March 2021 22: 09
        +1
        The prime cost of AKM in the 70s was 35 rubles. I wonder how much this one sells.
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 18 March 2021 23: 44
          0
          The prime cost of AKM in the 70s was 35 rubles. I wonder how much this one sells.
          higher by orders of magnitude, 100% !!! laughing fellow
    3. figwam
      figwam 18 March 2021 19: 13
      +10
      Quote: dsk
      Where is the AK-74M - in metal or in Donbas

      Weapons will be stored in warehouses for decades, in case of war.
    4. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 18 March 2021 20: 45
      +5
      Quote: dsk
      And where is the AK-74M - in metal or in the Donbas?

      Upgrade. The program is, like, "Body kit". After rearmament - to mobile warehouses.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 19 March 2021 01: 38
        0
        Quote: Blackgrifon
        Where is the AK-74M

        To distribute to those who wish .... I would take it! good
        1. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 19 March 2021 17: 50
          0
          Automatic weapons for ordinary people? No, no, not worth it. Short-barreled, etc. I still understand, but a personal machine gun ...
  2. filalex79
    filalex79 18 March 2021 20: 35
    0
    5,45 shitty caliber!
    1. Timeout
      Timeout 19 March 2021 03: 11
      +1
      Quote: filalex79
      5,45 shitty caliber!

      And why is he bad? Please clarify.
  3. mvg
    mvg 18 March 2021 20: 46
    +3
    The whole world is trying to move from 5.56 to 6.5, with us, as usual: The best, the Enemy of the good. The bulletproof vest drives.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 18 March 2021 21: 27
      +3
      It's not an easy thing .... to change the caliber. And within the framework of NATO too ..... cartridge 6.5 in the USSR worked out. In the USA they want to replace both 5.56 x45 and 7.62x51 ...
      1. Bagatur
        Bagatur 18 March 2021 21: 48
        +1
        6.8x43 replaces 5.56x45 in the USA. Then, whether NATO allies want it or not ...
    2. Nestor Vlakhovski
      Nestor Vlakhovski 18 March 2021 21: 50
      +2
      This whole world is bad us tries, single special forces are switching to alternative cartridges, and combined arms armies continue to purchase and develop weapons for a standard cartridge. The vest protects ~ 15-20% of the frontal area of ​​the body, but even if it hits the armor plate, the armor-plating injury will be noticeable.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 19 March 2021 09: 04
        0
        The funny thing is that these modern 7.62x39, 5.45x39 and 7.62x51, 5.56x45 at one time ousted a bunch of different calibers all over the world and a bunch of small arms systems. Now the task is simpler - there is a single AK or AR-15 and you need to change the caliber ...
        1. Nestor Vlakhovski
          Nestor Vlakhovski 19 March 2021 18: 36
          0
          there is a single AK or AR-15 and it is necessary to change the caliber.
          who needs? At the existing technological level, replacement of a cartridge is an overflow from empty to empty. Increase the mass of the bullet - the recoil momentum will greatly increase.
          Increase the caliber - the ballistics will fall. Increase the bullet speed - again an increase in recoil, cartridge and weapon dimensions.
          If you change Kalash with ARs, then for a weapon under some kind of cylindrical cartridge with a detonation propellant.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 19 March 2021 18: 39
            0
            Well, it's not for me to judge .... but the minds of the world are beating. Probably, they rely on something.
  4. bunta
    bunta 18 March 2021 21: 27
    +6
    Quote: Luty
    I would like to believe that the quality of the product will not disappoint. And if they save on steels and workers' qualifications, then it's too early to rejoice.



    Yeah already:


    From TG channel "Sladkov +"
  5. bunta
    bunta 18 March 2021 21: 31
    +4
    From the same place, from TG "Sladkov +"
  6. bunta
    bunta 18 March 2021 21: 35
    +4
    Surprisingly, in spite of the assurances of the "experts" about the inevitable pro..boy stub, it stands still.
  7. Azimuth
    Azimuth 18 March 2021 22: 38
    +3
    Quote: Maz
    Better an AK-12 than having nothing but an AK-74. Besides, picatinny is a good thing. The recoil is again less. The sighting line is almost twice as large. The weight is the same, with obvious advantages. The barrel withstands more for shooting, grooves and ventilation are present, shops with marks and windows. Folding "orthopedic" stock. And you can teach it quickly, the same AK only povyezhivatestey, more precisely, more conveniently and more comfortably. Native "KDVO" - VVO will come in handy just right. Good luck. Amen.

    This UTIL machine is still at the development stage. The heads of those sawmakers from the Kalashnikov Group and the Moscow region would have to be taken off
    We did it, trained it, got our hands on it, trained the young and go ahead - bring out the worthy, modern into the series. And instead of that, a slight upgrade of the level of the tapped AMATEURS from the Hansa or wherever there are super arrows, anika warriors with white tickets.
    This could not be accepted into service, could be considered as a transitional model and nothing more.
  8. Azimuth
    Azimuth 18 March 2021 22: 40
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    It's not an easy thing .... to change the caliber. And within the framework of NATO too ..... cartridge 6.5 in the USSR worked out. In the USA they want to replace both 5.56 x45 and 7.62x51 ...

    Serbs are moving to Grendel, what is our problem? ...
    Moreover, it is on our sleeve from 7,62x39 and is already being produced here.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 19 March 2021 09: 09
      0
      How many machines do Serbs need in pieces? And how much in the Russian Federation and how much is in reserve with the old calibers of 7,62 and 5,45 mm?
  9. Alf
    Alf 18 March 2021 23: 03
    +1
    Interesting system of grip with the left hand in the photo ... Still holding the barrel.
  10. Azimuth
    Azimuth 19 March 2021 14: 23
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    How many machines do Serbs need in pieces? And how much in the Russian Federation and how much is in reserve with the old calibers of 7,62 and 5,45 mm?

    Well, if you talk like that, then maybe it was not worth removing the three-line from service, but PPSh with PPS? ...
    Can you imagine the annual consumption of cartridges of current calibers in the troops? Plus supplies zabugor to comrades in mind ...

    The replacement is ongoing and this is not a problem.
  11. Basarev
    Basarev 20 March 2021 12: 33
    +1
    What is left of that really breakthrough machine from the time of the first mentions in it? Now the AK-12 is nothing more than a cosmetic kit for the finally technically outdated AK-74M. The country needs a completely new assault rifle, perhaps even outside the Kalashnikov system. And yes, the question of accuracy must be resolved. To this day we lag behind the laggards.