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A perspective without a future. Ukrainian multi-caliber platform "KalashNash"

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Multi-caliber platform "KalashNash" with a replaceable set of parts. Photo Defense-ua.com


At the end of January, the Kiev plant "Mayak", known for its controversial developments in the field of small arms weapons, presented another project. In the interests of the Ukrainian army, a "multi-caliber platform" called "KalashNash" has been created. By reworking the main parts of the AKM assault rifle, it is proposed to create a modular system with wide capabilities.

New development


As reported by "Mayak", the reason for the development of a new "multi-caliber platform" (MP) was the specifics of the supply of the Ukrainian army. The latter is called "the consumer of the world's leading cartridges", which requires an appropriate approach to weapons. Therefore, it is proposed to adapt standard Kalashnikov assault rifles at once for several different ammunition that may be in Ukrainian arsenals.

The KalashNash project is based on the idea of ​​finalizing the AKM assault rifle with the provision of replacement of some parts. A set is offered in the form of an automatic platform, interchangeable barrels and bolts, as well as magazines for different cartridges. The barrels for the standard Kalashnikov ammunition are preserved - 7,63x39 mm and 5,45x39 mm. We also offer products chambered for 5,56x45 mm NATO, 6,5x39 mm Grendel and 6 mm XC.

Design solutions are provided to ensure a high speed of reassembly of the machine with new parts. Changing to a different cartridge is said to take no more than two minutes. Also, technical innovations have been applied, allowing you to shoot with manual reloading. The Mayak plant announced its intention to produce an army and civilian version of the KalashNash with known design differences.


Replaceable barrels chambered for 5,45x39 mm and 7,62x39 mm. Photo "Lighthouse"

As is often the case with Ukrainian developments, the platform received wide coverage in the local media. The prototype product was demonstrated at the exhibition and attracted attention. Loud statements were made, and any inconvenient questions or attempts at criticism were declared Russian propaganda.

Technical features


The KalashNash MP project is made on the basis of the AKM and provides for some design improvements while maintaining other details. As follows from the published materials, the receiver with the lid and insert, the bolt carrier and the firing mechanism do not change.

Initially, on the AKM, the barrel is fixed in the receiver without the possibility of dismantling in the field. On "KalashNasha" it is proposed to use a replaceable barrel with a fixation unit similar to a PC machine gun. For this, a removable contactor is located under the forend of the machine.

All trunks for the "platform" have a common design; differences are due only to the parameters of the cartridge used. The replaceable module is a barrel with a front sight base and a gas chamber. Outside on the breech, a set of grooves is provided for contact with the contactor. Bore caliber and cutting, chamber dimensions, muzzle device, etc. are determined according to the type of cartridge.

The gas unit has undergone minor modifications. It now has the function of dumping powder gases into the atmosphere without diverting them to the piston. In this mode, the machine must be reloaded manually, which is expected to improve the accuracy of single fire.


The AKMS SB assault rifle is another "modernization" from the Mayak plant, which consists in replacing the stock. Photo "Lighthouse"

The kit includes several interchangeable closures with cups of different sizes to match the cartridge used. Otherwise, the design of the bolt repeats the shape and function of the part of the base AK.

Each cartridge used has its own magazine. The magazines are placed in the standard receiving window of the receiver and must ensure a continuous and reliable supply of ammunition to the dispensing line.

It is assumed that the restructuring of the "platform" for a new cartridge can be carried out by an automatic operator without special devices or assistance from outside. To do this, you need to remove the receiver cover, remove the bolt group and replace the bolt. The gas pipe with the pad and the forend are also dismantled, after which you can remove the contactor, remove the barrel and install a new one in its place. Then all the removed units and parts are returned to their place, a suitable magazine is inserted into the window.

Expected Benefits


The main advantage of the KalashNash MP is the fundamental ability to quickly, without difficulty and with a special tool, transfer the machine gun to a new cartridge. This feature is believed to be of interest to the Ukrainian army, which is faced with the problem of de-uniforming infantry ammunition.

Obviously, an assault rifle with a set of replaceable parts for several cartridges will be cheaper to manufacture than several separate assault rifles using the same ammunition. In addition, the production of modular systems can be further reduced in cost through the use of stocks of weapons.


"Modernized" AKMS SN. Photo "Lighthouse"

In theory, the modular version of the AKM may be of interest to its own army and the military of other countries. There may also be some commercial potential for the civilian market.

Modular problems


However, the Mayak project has a number of conceptual and technical problems. First of all, the very need for a quick restructuring of the machine under a different cartridge raises questions. It is difficult to imagine a situation in which a fighter will need to replace the barrel and bolt as quickly as possible to use a different cartridge. It should be remembered that the few existing multi-caliber systems are also being rebuilt without much difficulty, and also without haste.

Kalashnikov assault rifles were developed for 7,62x39 mm and 5,45x39 mm cartridges, taking into account their geometry and energy. An attempt to use both cartridges on the same platform, as well as add three other products to them, leads to rather complex design problems. It is necessary to create barrels of the required calibers with new gas chambers capable of ensuring the normal operation of the new cartridge and the old bolt group.

Ammunition dimensions and geometry also place special demands on stores. For example, cartridges 7,62x39 mm or 5,56x45 mm are 56-57 mm long, and the modern 6 mm XC is 63 mm. The shape of the cartridges is also significantly different. Each cartridge can be used with its own magazine, but the possibility of correct interaction of magazines with different dimensions with the receiving window and weapon automation raises questions.

A gas engine with gas cut-off capability can theoretically be useful in some situations. However, the need for such a function for an assault rifle, which is the main weapon of the army, is questionable.


Cartridges 7,62x39 mm, 5,45x39 mm, 5,56x45 mm NATO and 7,62x51 mm NATO. Products differ in their dimensions, which makes it difficult to create a single weapon. Photo Wikimedia Commons

All offered cartridges have different ballistics. At the same time, the KalashNash project does not provide for the replacement of sighting devices. In addition, the stated restructuring procedure does not provide for bringing the weapon to normal combat. This obviously degrades accuracy and reduces the combat value of the rebuilt machine gun.

A perspective without a future


In the presented form, the KalashNash multi-caliber platform looks like a technical curiosity rather than a weapon with great prospects. This project offers an interesting solution to an irrelevant problem. In addition, the resulting project has a number of shortcomings, the correction of which can be extremely difficult or impossible without changing the basic provisions of the concept.

Apparently, the main goal of the project was not to re-equip the army, but to obtain lucrative contracts for the conversion of automatic weapons from storage. Also, such a modular system may be of interest to individual foreign customers or find its place in the civilian market.

However, the achievement of such goals is unlikely. The promising and interesting idea of ​​quickly replacing parts for the use of another ammunition was implemented with significant errors. As a result, the complex has a number of "innate" problems that can scare off the customer - and a promising development will be left without a future.
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  1. Cowbra
    Cowbra 30 March 2021 05: 11
    +7
    Absolutely neither add nor subtract. The value of the project is questionable ...
    Well, if there’s a reason to cry, they say, OUR borscht was stolen, now also a Kalash - it’s written in Russian! wink But before, the cost of such concerts was in a bag of cookies.
    1. Professor
      Professor 30 March 2021 06: 43
      +18
      Quote: Cowbra
      Absolutely neither add nor subtract. The value of the project is questionable ...

      It is not doubtful. There is no value. This is money down the drain.
      1. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 30 March 2021 12: 22
        0
        It is difficult to imagine a situation in which a fighter will need to replace the barrel and bolt as quickly as possible in order to use a different cartridge ...
        You can imagine that. A soldier runs in an otake and suddenly realizes that the caliber of the weapon that is currently on his machine gun does not correspond to the situation. He jumps into some trench or a bomb crater and quickly changes the barrel, bolt, magazines, etc. from what he was dragging on himself just in case of fire. And after that, he is no longer a whipping boy, but a warrior who on the battlefield will set his own conditions to the enemy.
        1. Bauer
          Bauer April 3 2021 23: 55
          0
          Behind rolls a cart with barrels, ammunition of various calibers ...
      2. VO3A
        VO3A 31 March 2021 02: 30
        +4
        Normally, every Judeo-Bandera in a backpack will yearn for 3 more barrels and look for cartridges, because they will not be given them, but it is expensive to buy ... And 3 more empty stores ...
        1. monster
          monster 31 March 2021 07: 52
          +3
          And to cut down flies from each trunk (after all, it is not known which trunk will be shoved into the dupa) in general a blooper am laughing
        2. mojohed2012
          mojohed2012 31 March 2021 08: 01
          +1
          A patriot will not carry heavy things with him. So, an automatic machine, and add horn 2 to it and that's it.
          The main thing for a patriot is what? That's right: quickly navigate, find a benefit for yourself in a combat situation, grab someone else's and send it home to your wife to modernize the family's economic life.
          And to risk their lives - no, no ... Let their conscripts go or men from partisans (former Russians and other ideologically unreliable, not intended for enrollment in widespread Ukrainians) of a quick call, but he is an ideological patriot - he is quick about expropriation!
    2. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 30 March 2021 07: 04
      +9
      Quote: Cowbra
      The value of the project is questionable ...

      Well, yak? Well, yak, lads from the patrons of the patrons to naklyanchat, that all the children. Who is todi robiti?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 March 2021 07: 30
        +16
        The gas unit has undergone minor modifications. It now has the function of dumping powder gases into the atmosphere without diverting them to the piston. In this mode, the machine must be reloaded manually, which is expected to improve the accuracy of single fire.

        How ? Well that's how belay belay belay ??
        And most importantly - WHAT FOR so modify the gas outlet?

        Do they think that when manually twitching the shutter, the shooter will not "frequent", and the moving elements of automation will not affect the accuracy of shooting?

        In general, what difference does it make if the shooter himself will reload (prepare for a shot) in single fire mode, or will the automatic do it for him?

        Anyway recourse ... It is difficult to imagine that such a system with a bunch of barrels, bolts, magazines and even attachments-accessories for cleaning weapons fellow (The "brush" at 7,62 will not fit at 5,45 and 5,56 yes ) will be able to take root in the army, especially in ukroverrmacht.

        "This is the third barrel, Mykola? I'm torturing Tebe !!!"

        - "Zagubyv, sir, chief cornet ..."
        1. Polite Moose
          Polite Moose 30 March 2021 07: 45
          +4
          Quote: Insurgent
          And most importantly - WHY modify the gas outlet in this way?

          This is the first step to getting rid of the store. The result of "modernization" should be a weapon with unrealistically low ammunition consumption and fantastic accuracy. laughing
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 30 March 2021 07: 52
            +14
            Quote: Polite Elk
            This is the first step to getting rid of the store. The result of "modernization" should be a weapon with unrealistically low ammunition consumption and fantastic accuracy.

            If only so what ... Then the next logical step looms - the creation of a modular cartridge, which the ukrokiborg will independently prepare for shooting.
            Including a sample of gunpowder yes ...
            1. Polite Moose
              Polite Moose 30 March 2021 07: 56
              +6
              Quote: Insurgent
              Including a sample of gunpowder

              And also in the composition of the equipment in / s you will have to introduce a wick and a wick (not to be confused with fat)
              1. Narak-zempo
                Narak-zempo 30 March 2021 11: 10
                +4
                Quote: Polite Elk
                And also in the composition of the equipment in / s you will have to introduce a wick and a wick (not to be confused with fat)

                This will be a return to the origins, the times of the Zaporizhzhya Sich.
                And how the logistics will be simplified: only gunpowder and lead.
          2. Grognag
            Grognag 30 March 2021 20: 59
            +1
            And to loading through the barrel, then cardboard cartridges are also possible
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent April 1 2021 08: 49
              +3
              Quote: Grognag
              And to loading through the barrel, then you can carton cartridges

              Where is his brother, cardboard, if they imposed sanctions on its deliveries from the Russian Federation, along with toilet paper?
              1. Grognag
                Grognag April 1 2021 13: 43
                +1
                So, cardboard is a purely strategic product
          3. Sergei Timofeich
            Sergei Timofeich 15 May 2021 08: 15
            0
            You have just described the possibilities of the three-line, which is more than 100 years old ...
        2. figwam
          figwam 30 March 2021 07: 50
          +5
          We will soon enter the civilian market with AKV-521 from the Kalashnikov concern.
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 30 March 2021 07: 56
            +9
            Quote: figvam
            We will soon enter the civilian market with AKV-521 from the Kalashnikov concern.

            To the civilian market , where multi-caliber, as a consumer quality, can only be welcomed, but not in the army ...
            1. NDR-791
              NDR-791 30 March 2021 09: 11
              +3
              Such a feature is believed to be of interest to the Ukrainian army facing a problem deunification infantry ammunition.
              This is not called ununification, it is called supply shoals or, even more simply - BARDAK !!! And I absolutely agree - only for the civilian market. Carry 3 spare barrels and 15 spare magazines with you? Not even funny. Carry them in a train? Here, you know, the battle is underway, and the foreman brought the wrong cartridges wassat In both cases, the sectarian head is provided. On the DP-27, a replaceable barrel was also provided for overheating, but they were changed only in the intervals between battles - it is difficult, almost everything must be disassembled. Well, not MG and not PKM. Here is the same song.
              1. Insurgent
                Insurgent 30 March 2021 09: 29
                +1
                Quote: NDR-791
                This is not called ununification, it is called supply shoals or, even more simply - BARDAK !!! And I absolutely agree - only for the civilian market. Carry 3 spare barrels and 15 spare magazines with you? Not even funny. Carry them in a train? Here, you know, the battle is going on, and the foreman brought in the wrong cartridges. In both cases, the sect's head is provided.

                yes

                Quote: Insurgent
                "This is the third barrel, Mykola? I'm torturing Tebe !!!"

                - "Zagubyv, sir, chief cornet ..."
          2. YOUR
            YOUR 31 March 2021 06: 35
            -1
            For the civilian market, I wanted to shoot with such cartridges, I wanted others. Easy to say, hard to do.
            Under our legislation and with our prices especially for cartridges 40 - 70 rubles, not a real toy.
        3. psiho117
          psiho117 31 March 2021 19: 45
          0
          Quote: Insurgent
          Do they think that when manually twitching the shutter, the shooter will not "frequent", and the moving elements of automation will not affect the accuracy of shooting?

          Of course they won't. The automatics will not be activated, since the gases, instead of the gas outlet pipe, will go into the atmosphere.
          The value, of course, is doubtful, but sho zdobuly, then th may be hi

          And the declared expensive cartridge for the 6XC benchrest - so in general, amuses enormously ...
      2. Eug
        Eug 30 March 2021 12: 37
        0
        Of course, who knows in advance what cartridges can be bought cheaply ... or received through assistance programs ...
    3. Russobel
      Russobel 30 March 2021 09: 55
      +7
      OUR borscht was stolen, now there is also a Kalash

      What Kalash ?!
      Name your new platform "KalNash" or "NashKal" ...
      The meaning and quality, in principle, will not change!
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 March 2021 10: 04
        +10
        Quote: Russobel

        What Kalash ?!
        Name your new platform "KalNash" or "NashKal" ...
        The meaning and quality, in principle, will not change!

        wassat
        1. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 30 March 2021 12: 52
          -1
          Gorgeous exposure!))))))))))))
    4. RealPilot
      RealPilot 30 March 2021 12: 49
      +2
      Yes, the value for the Ukrainian army is zero.

      However, who knows, maybe the idea is "good" for cutting funds! Take from storage (or write off) guns with a shot, replace the barrels with NATO ones and sell them relatively cheaply where the supply is based on American cartridges.
      Such a "non-standard", and if not yet taken into account ...
    5. Barberry25
      Barberry25 30 March 2021 14: 37
      0
      well ... if the leading countries of the world end up with the concept of bicaliber, but what to talk about ... even barrels that are replaceable in length were recognized as ineffective, then in Ukraine they decided to jump on the rake
    6. Bobik012
      Bobik012 April 14 2021 03: 13
      0
      The value of the project is questionable ...

      The stupidity of the project is beyond doubt!
      Does it shoot at all? Or just for assembly and disassembly?
  2. svp67
    svp67 30 March 2021 05: 13
    +3
    Do they already run out of Kalash in warehouses?
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 30 March 2021 05: 34
      +1
      the word "Ukraine" is not trying to remake?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 March 2021 07: 38
        0
        Quote: svp67
        Do they already run out of Kalash in warehouses?

        No ... It's just that the old Soviet pragmatism was decommunized, and the new, "alternative firmware" is just that ...
    2. bistrov.
      bistrov. 31 March 2021 12: 36
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      Kalash in warehouses running out

      Kalash, most likely, is, but, I think, the cat cried bullets ...
      1. svp67
        svp67 31 March 2021 13: 00
        0
        Quote: bistrov.
        so, I think the cat cried bullets

        So maybe you shouldn't fence a garden with new "Kalash", but it is better to attend to the establishment of mass production of cartridges, and only for them and make NEW weapons
  3. bistrov.
    bistrov. 30 March 2021 05: 29
    0
    And what is all this "vegetable garden" for? On the contrary, all the armies of the world tried and are trying to unify not only ammunition, but also the calibers of weapons, it is understandable why ... For example, during the Second World War there was a single caliber of small arms 7,62, this made it possible to use rifle barrels for their alteration and for PPSh, and for TT, and for Nagant .. And this, another you-sir Svidomo "shushpanzer" ....
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 30 March 2021 08: 05
      0
      For example, during the Second World War there was a single caliber of small arms of 7,62, which made it possible to use rifle barrels for converting them for PPSh, TT, and Nagant.
      From poverty in wartime, the use of marriage ... well, like in the 90s, it is also possible alterations, which is not good, in different conditions !?
      1. bistrov.
        bistrov. 31 March 2021 12: 32
        +1
        Quote: Intruder
        From poverty in wartime

        During the Second World War, the USSR produced 12 million rifles, and the whole "Europe" only 6 ... What kind of poverty is this?
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 31 March 2021 17: 16
          -1
          During the Second World War, the USSR produced 12 million rifles, and the whole "Europe" only 6 ... What kind of poverty is this?
          And what could he do then, the size of the armed forces together with partisans and volunteers, plus losses, including small arms combat and non-combat weapons ... and compare these figures with Europe, so different scales !?
  4. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 30 March 2021 05: 30
    0
    Yeah, there is probably already complete ......., with such modernizers they will not go further than the cemetery.
  5. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 30 March 2021 05: 33
    +1
    However, the achievement of such goals is unlikely. A promising and interesting idea of ​​quickly replacing parts for the use of another ammunition was implemented with significant errors.
    yes, as be, besides the problem of mismatch of ballistics and unregulated sight, other "errors" mentioned by the author do not seem to be critical at all.
    And this, with a little effort of will, can be solved by replacing just one part.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 30 March 2021 06: 00
      +7
      The schematic diagram looks something like this.
      "Dear die-hard brothers, the unbearable fighters of the checkpoint at the intersection of the Vonyuchka river with the Psheprashemsk-Perebzdech highway! Today, instead of 5,45 to 39, we were brought to an unknown overseas animal Grendel, and therefore we take out from wide trousers the trunks, bolts and shops with the inscription" and quickly Hryund -We change them quickly. The sights haven’t been brought up yet, but they say they also need to be changed - a couple of parts. And the removed barrels, magazines and bolts - we put them back in trousers, and not like the last time we changed from grandfather Opanas to vodka "
      I think you yourself understand that no one will trample these kits on the front line, you will hardly have to use the speed of replacement at your disposal, and in general, since they cannot rivet suitable cartridges under the existing barrels, who told you that it is easier, and most importantly cheaper, to rivet on every Kalash three sets of barrel-bolt-stores, somewhere to store them so that they are not sown, when necessary - to find and replace them in a timely manner, and at the exit from the unit it will not turn out that half of the barrel has 5,45, the bolt is 7,62 due to congenital slovenliness, and cartridges into the store do not climb at all, because with the rim and generally at 54?)))
      1. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 30 March 2021 06: 10
        +2
        Yes.
        But for some reason, modularity is now very much in vogue, and manufacturers are actively promoting their new works precisely because of the ability to quickly alter something on the knee.
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 30 March 2021 06: 19
          +1
          Yes, the fact of the matter is that everyone has heard something, it is already ringing in their ears. But to remember who really has not so much modular ammunition for different cartridges, here in which army, even just with different long barrels - in one part NOT from specialists or there, maybe a PMC - they will be - that's where the army, and here talking about ordinary army units - three different barrel lengths for each? I’m offhand - I don’t remember.
        2. 1536
          1536 30 March 2021 06: 53
          +3
          That's right, only modularity in small arms lies in the fact that you can make a carbine or machine gun from a pistol, which are then transformed into a grenade launcher or an assault rifle with a laser rangefinder and a magazine for a different number of cartridges, and ... wifi, etc. until you have your favorite pistol in your hand again. At the same time, the basic basis remains unchanged, which is prohibited for transformation by the developer, otherwise it becomes dangerous for the shooter, which no normal manufacturer will ever do. Or is it no longer small arms. Indeed, by and large, small arms are a means of delivering a bullet or some other charge to a selected target with the maximum destructive effect for this purpose and safety for the shooter.
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 30 March 2021 07: 59
            0
            that from a pistol you can make a carbine or a machine gun
            That's right, just stick an automatic pistol in the volume of a whale with a butt-telescope, that's it ... a short carbine plus other sighting and DTK_shki all sorts of screw on the barrel, with a machine gun or an assault rifle there are already problems that are called: the energy of pistol ammunition and other physics, but to disassemble and assemble it (complete disassembly), there are few people willing in the field, and there are many Whales for all sorts of glocks and other European "PMs" wink
  6. Free wind
    Free wind 30 March 2021 05: 37
    -2
    All over the world, weapons are being converted to suit their needs, This is in America, and in Israel, Vietnam, China, and us too. The same AK is produced under NATO cartridges here. Why does everyone succeed and the Ukrainians suddenly have insurmountable obstacles.
  7. Errr
    Errr 30 March 2021 05: 58
    -2
    KalaBashki Vaшand will Ourand. smile
    A very correct name. Saw, Shura, saw ... laughing
  8. Slon1978
    Slon1978 30 March 2021 06: 44
    0
    I can hardly imagine how such a kit-kit would look like. This should be a case in which 3 additional barrels will be stored (the 4th on the AK itself) and another 8 pcs x 3 types of regular magazines for different cartridges. And where is this good to be stored? How not to drink it and lose it? And the temptation will be great, given the inquisitive mind of the brothers, multiplied by alcohol and a lot of free time. Already hands will itch something from the received "write off" or "lose in battle". At the same time, the commercial feasibility of producing a completely new AK in the presence of a mass of free Soviet AK in warehouses - at whose expense will this banquet be? About the quality of workmanship and the question of bringing to a normal battle with each barrel change - I’m generally silent. Ukrainian designers should remember that in most cases, modularity for assault rifles and assault rifles does not mean different CALIBRERS, but different BARREL LENGTHS, which make it possible to make a light machine gun or an army sniper rifle out of a weapon.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 30 March 2021 07: 52
      0
      BARREL LENGTHS, allowing you to make a light machine gun or an army sniper rifle from a weapon.
      To make an automatic sniper rifle from a machine-gun complex, with the replacement of the barrel, well, the idea is so-so, it is structurally possible, of course, but the efficiency will be lower than that of a narrow specialization of a rifle or machine gun, all the more so to carry modules behind your back recourse
      1. Slon1978
        Slon1978 30 March 2021 11: 16
        +3
        Marksman rifle from an assault rifle (long barrel of high quality, medium magnification optical sight), light assault machine gun from an assault rifle (short thick barrel, magazine of increased capacity, collimator), light machine gun from an assault rifle (long interchangeable barrel, bipod, magazine of increased capacity, collimator or a low-magnification telescopic sight) - there are examples of such modularity. But you're right - any universal weapon is inferior to a specialized one.
    2. val43
      val43 30 March 2021 10: 06
      0
      Well, gorgeous koment. I am ready to subscribe to every word! But this
      And the temptation will be great, given the inquisitive mind of the brothers, multiplied by alcohol and a lot of free time.
      what for? What, in Russia there are fewer thieves in the army? Or do they drink less?
      1. Slon1978
        Slon1978 30 March 2021 11: 04
        +2
        You will be surprised, but yes - less. I will not say that it is not enough, it is also enough, but less and certainly does not have a general character. Over the past couple of years, I have encountered the military (from the air defense) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (criminologists) at work, perhaps I was lucky, of course, and the example does not speak of a wide sample, but I was pleasantly surprised by their cultural level and attitude to the service.
        1. val43
          val43 30 March 2021 11: 16
          0
          Well, you yourself have refuted your statement. Have you encountered the Ukrainian military many times? I am a lot. But! Alcoholics and thieves do not fit into the circle of my friends and acquaintances. But this does not give grounds to assert that there are none in the Ukrainian army? It's the same with you. And "more or less" is our subjective judgment. In any case, my communication with both the officers and the rank and file gives cause for optimism. As I recall 90-00 - not like hair, the bald head will stand on end.
    3. Olddetractor
      Olddetractor 30 March 2021 13: 03
      +4
      I can hardly imagine how such a kit-kit will look like.

      The final version is multi-caliber, silent and burn-free
      1. vladcub
        vladcub April 20 2021 10: 03
        +1
        The best weapon. And now there is a slight sadness for that "weapon". What kind of decoration variations we didn’t make
  9. sergo1914
    sergo1914 30 March 2021 06: 52
    +1
    There were normal people. Almost. Where did it all go?
    The following modifications are mortar and howitzer barrels.
    1. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M 30 March 2021 09: 41
      +3
      We already have this called Nona, the barrels don't even need to be changed.
      Either a howitzer for a shell with caps, or a mortar for mines with ready-made rifling.
      We got ahead of them laughing but it worked out well.
      1. sergo1914
        sergo1914 30 March 2021 13: 08
        +1
        Quote: Sergey_G_M
        We already have this called Nona, the barrels don't even need to be changed.
        Either a howitzer for a shell with caps, or a mortar for mines with ready-made rifling.
        We got ahead of them laughing but it worked out well.


        Cool stuff. You can shoot a log. On it, the natives from the landfill went to a neighboring village for vodka. Ural. End of the 80s.
  10. Undecim
    Undecim 30 March 2021 06: 56
    +4
    Why devote an entire article to this technical multi-stupidity in the "Weapons" section? Is there really nothing more to write about?
  11. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 30 March 2021 07: 12
    0
    The accuracy of a single fire is increased due to the release of powder gases to the piston ???
    If I understood correctly, then in this case he cannot shoot in bursts. And that very accuracy does not improve in any way, because the gases still come out reducing the pressure inside the barrel, and they begin to come out even before the bullet leaves the barrel, and this, as it were, can knock the barrel in the direction opposite to the gas outlet, elementary physics. And the bonus to this is manual reloading lol
    1. D16
      D16 30 March 2021 08: 00
      0
      The accuracy of a single fire is increased due to the release of powder gases to the piston ???

      And the bolt carrier comes to its extreme rear position after the bullet leaves the bore. Therefore, its impulse does not affect the accuracy of a single fire. Actually, therefore, the accuracy of a single fire M16 and AK are approximately equal.
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 30 March 2021 12: 21
        0
        So she used to come to the extreme position after the bullet had fired. And now, judging by the text, there is a manual reloading. The frame does not move.
        1. D16
          D16 30 March 2021 22: 15
          0
          So I don’t understand, why make a very bad shop out of a good machine? We would have taken the three-rulers from storage. It would be more useful.
          1. Herman 4223
            Herman 4223 30 March 2021 22: 17
            0
            What are you saying that she is not fashionable.
  12. Intruder
    Intruder 30 March 2021 07: 50
    -1
    Just a political step, for the local king and nothing more !!!
  13. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 30 March 2021 08: 35
    -2
    Want to commit suicide and not go to hell? Weapons from Ukraine for you.
  14. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 30 March 2021 08: 37
    0
    I may be dumb, but how does manual reloading after each shot improve accuracy?
    1. hhurik
      hhurik 30 March 2021 09: 34
      +4
      The bolt-gun shoots more accurately than the machine gun, do not go to the fortune-teller.
      (pump-action Saiga in .223)
    2. petroff
      petroff April 2 2021 10: 20
      0
      In this case, no way.
      Even on SVD, the difference is not significant.
      The difference in accuracy is noticeable on long-range, high-bore rifles.
      But on the intermediate cartridge, there is no difference. Especially for machines. As if not originally a sniper weapon.
  15. Popandos
    Popandos 30 March 2021 09: 35
    0
    Well ... ... supply ... ... complete
    …… in a word……
  16. val43
    val43 30 March 2021 09: 53
    -1
    As is often the case with Ukrainian developments, the platform received wide coverage in the local media.
    Kirill, would you be so kind as to provide links to "widespread local media coverage"? And if I had not read your opus, I would not have known about this device ...
    1. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov 30 March 2021 10: 16
      0
      This device -Your Kalash is very secret, it is not widely covered in your media).
      1. val43
        val43 30 March 2021 11: 24
        0
        But the author claims the opposite!
        1. Andrey Korotkov
          Andrey Korotkov 30 March 2021 13: 07
          0
          No offense, maybe you read different periodicals, maybe the author took information from specialized sources (not yellow srachpress).
  17. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow 30 March 2021 10: 36
    0
    Whatever the "child" is amused, as long as it does not sit silently. Well, what can you say, except - "great Ukrainians."
  18. Prisoner
    Prisoner 30 March 2021 10: 44
    0
    Everyone is trying to throw out the knee more swirling. "Creators", EPRST! They do not live, but some kind of madman's hopak is dancing.
  19. Eug
    Eug 30 March 2021 12: 21
    +1
    Once the Mayak plant produced very good tape recorders - both reel-to-reel and cassette. Now he also produces the equally famous Hammer mortars. I'm afraid to even think about the cost of a multi-caliber Kalashnikov - although I am not a metalworker at all, I suspect that such precision of production will be required, the achievement of which will raise the price to the skies.
  20. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 30 March 2021 12: 47
    -1
    Judging by the name - another Ukrainian nonsense. It seems that the neighbors have mental deviations due to territorial losses and European deception.
  21. Blackgrifon
    Blackgrifon 30 March 2021 17: 24
    0
    This is the BOTTOM. Just the bottom. Even the previous projects were logical and at least justified. And now, in the absence of its own cartridge and projectile production, with an almost knocked out reserve of arty barrels, from the Air Force of the 80s mry (or what is it on the bird?) About the modernization of the AK.
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 30 March 2021 21: 22
      +2
      Quote: Blackgrifon
      This is the BOTTOM. Just the bottom. Even previous projects were logical and at least justified ...
      sniper rifle hopak
      Silent sniper rifle "Hopak"
      Was AKM - became "guntivka is operational on the base of the AK" soldier
      1. Blackgrifon
        Blackgrifon 30 March 2021 21: 49
        0
        Exactly! I forgot about the hopak! I remembered about their alterations for bullpup - at least there was logic: size, ergonomics, etc.
  22. bk0010
    bk0010 30 March 2021 19: 04
    +1
    In vain you swear, a very popular thing could be (subject to a number of conditions). Not for the army, of course, but for practical shooting (open class) or just for shooting.
    Conditions: 1) The price is no more than 1.5-2 times higher than Saiga-MK 5,45 with not the worst quality.
    2) The police count it as 1 barrel, not 4.
    3) Remove idiocy with zilch in the air instead of reloading.
    But there is something to shoot, and there is much to put hands on, and to match the cartridges (to check Grendel for accuracy yourself), and in general - a lot of joy.
  23. Pavel73
    Pavel73 30 March 2021 20: 32
    0
    Yes ... Two spare barrels, three types of magazines for different cartridges ... He carries a few arrows on himself, I must add.
  24. Bogalex
    Bogalex 30 March 2021 20: 36
    0
    In the first photo in the article, it is as if the 5,56 mm cartridges are poured, and not 5,45 mm. Or am I wrong?
  25. YOUR
    YOUR 31 March 2021 06: 43
    -1
    What are modular weapons for?
    The answer is simple, to reduce the cost of production. The base alone, without going to another base, received, for example, a submachine gun, a shortened submachine gun, a light machine gun, other barrels stuck in, so you get multicaliber capability.
    But so that, as the developers explain, the fighter at any time could change the barrel and switch to a different caliber. Before my eyes is a picture. the soldier has a pair of barrels attached to his duffel bag, the nachboy shovels cartridges into his duffel bag with a shovel, you don’t mind taking anything on Ivanko, and Ivanko popper by shooting and periodically changing the barrels.
  26. Basarev
    Basarev 31 March 2021 19: 43
    0
    Is it really necessary to overcomplicate the design? Will it be convenient to take out all this pile of parts? In my opinion, it is easier to make a single firing module.
  27. Liss Nikita
    Liss Nikita April 2 2021 08: 20
    0
    I wonder how the Lighthouse will "loom" further, the alteration of the toilet bowls called "SortirNash" ???
  28. petroff
    petroff April 2 2021 10: 15
    0
    Why what a picture with a comparison of 7.62x39 and 7.62x51 ... If 7.62x51 is not considered at all?
    You need to compare with ...
    "We also offer products chambered for 5,56x45 mm NATO, 6,5x39 mm Grendel and 6 mm XC."
    The author of which did not put 12.7x55 next to it?
  29. petroff
    petroff April 2 2021 10: 24
    0
    products chambered for 5,56x45 mm NATO, 6,5x39 mm Grendel and 6 mm XC
    Widespread ammunition nomenclature?
  30. Bauer
    Bauer April 3 2021 23: 53
    0
    A flint-impact lock is the main find of ukrokonstruktor.
  31. RoTTor
    RoTTor April 4 2021 20: 35
    0
    For a long time and successfully this plant made very good for its time stereo tape recorders "Mayak" and all kinds of military communications equipment.
    The main production was ruined.
    They started to destroy a good Soviet plant.
    In Ukraine, for the last 30 years, everything is exactly according to the joke:
    "the fool got a crystal member ..."
  32. rus-5819
    rus-5819 April 7 2021 20: 09
    0
    Changing to a different cartridge is said to take no more than two minutes.

    It takes 15-20 seconds to disassemble the AK (I could be wrong), and 25-30 seconds to assemble.
    it is required to remove the receiver cover, remove the bolt group and replace the bolt. The gas pipe with the pad and the forend are also dismantled, after which you can remove the contactor, remove the barrel and install a new one in its place. Then all the removed units and parts are returned to their place, a suitable magazine is inserted into the window.

    And who will allow you such a luxury in combat conditions? Fantastic!
  33. Dimon-chik-79
    Dimon-chik-79 April 13 2021 15: 09
    0
    When NATO cartridges are delivered to Ukraine in wagons, then many will see and appreciate the value of this project ...
  34. King3214
    King3214 18 May 2021 19: 10
    0
    What about copyright?
  35. mikstepanenko
    mikstepanenko 20 May 2021 16: 05
    0
    An extremely valuable development. Allows you to master the allocated funds without applying special labor and material costs. Consequently, the income of the manufacturer increases. The main result is obtained, everything else is not interesting!
    1. agond
      agond 20 May 2021 18: 13
      +1
      Quote: mikstepanenko
      Extremely valuable development

      Quite rightly, I think one should not be limited to 5.45 .5.5 calibers. 7.62, you need to go further add the Chinese 5,8x42, and if the fighter finds where the cartridge from the DShK where he sticks it in, then he will need a 12.7 grenade, the main thing here is not to stop halfway.