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"Hybrid AK-47 and M16": Vietnamese edition about the main rifle of the South Korean army

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"Hybrid AK-47 and M16": Vietnamese edition about the main rifle of the South Korean army

Main shooting weapon The Korean Army is a hybrid mixture of the AK-47 assault rifle with the M16 rifle, combining a number of the positive features of both weapons on one platform.


Since the end of the Korean War, Seoul has been completely dependent on American weapons. Some of them can be produced independently, in particular, the M16 rifle. However, the Colt license allowed only millions of barrels to be fired, and much more was required. In this regard, its own small arms were created.

The main South Korean rifle is essentially a hybrid of the AK-47 with the M16.

- writes the Vietnamese edition of Soha, describing the emergence of K2.

This rifle was created by Daewoo. From the Soviet model AK-47 she inherited long-stroke pistons (the piston is mechanically fixed on the bolt group and moves throughout the entire working cycle), which are highly reliable in operation at extreme temperatures and in almost any environmental conditions.

On the other hand, the rifle retains the same firing mode selection mechanism as that of its American counterpart: semi-automatic, automatic and three-shot burst. The K2 stock clearly mimics the M16, but is foldable, giving the weapon a compact size that the rather long M16 lacks. Therefore, it is better suited to certain types of troops, such as paratroopers and tankers.

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  1. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 21 May 2021 14: 56
    +5
    Experts tell me what is the hybrid of AK and M-ki ???
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    1. mat-vey
      mat-vey 21 May 2021 15: 22
      +1
      Quote: Angry 55
      then she has absolutely NOTHING from M-16 ..

      at least a shutter ...
      1. traper
        traper 21 May 2021 15: 27
        +4
        and shop))
        1. mat-vey
          mat-vey 21 May 2021 15: 30
          0
          Quote: traper
          and shop))

          They seem to have options for 7,62X39. There probably the store has been changed ... although the attachment point should be the same ...
  3. Decimalegio
    Decimalegio 21 May 2021 15: 31
    +3
    Aesthetically, it resembles armalite AR 18
    1. mat-vey
      mat-vey 21 May 2021 15: 33
      +4
      And for some reason, "Galil" winked
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 21 May 2021 16: 25
        +2
        Quote: mat-vey
        And for some reason, "Galil" winked

        Barrel, front sight, flash suppressor
        1. mat-vey
          mat-vey 21 May 2021 16: 30
          +2
          Well yes laughing
          Quote: Krasnodar
          Barrel, front sight, flash suppressor
  4. yehat2
    yehat2 21 May 2021 15: 31
    +1
    I have a feeling that they took something else from the G3.
  5. Decimalegio
    Decimalegio 21 May 2021 15: 47
    +4
    I didn’t know that Dasan was also producing his own version of AKM.
  6. Doliva63
    Doliva63 21 May 2021 15: 49
    +2
    "The K2 stock clearly mimics the M16, but it is foldable, giving the weapon a compact size that the rather long M16 lacks."
    Folds to the right - it is impossible to shoot, if suddenly something. Why is that so? belay And how they cock the bolt with their left - perverts! laughing
    1. John22
      John22 23 May 2021 21: 04
      0
      With the stock folded, there is access to the bolt handle and trigger guard - incl. you can shoot.
  7. ssergey1978
    ssergey1978 21 May 2021 16: 06
    +4
    Although the rifle has been produced for a long time, I have not heard that it had distribution in the world market.
  8. Baron pardus
    Baron pardus 21 May 2021 17: 25
    +5
    Several versions of this magnificent machine were imported to the USA. Of course, all versions were semi-automatic, for civilians.
    DR200 (Daewoo Rifle 200) Caliber 5.56. The shutter and stores from the M16. The only problem with this rifle is the slicing step. 1:12 inches, this does not allow this rifle to shoot bullets weighing more than 55 grains. 62grain bullets start tumbling. The stock on this rifle is a Thumbhole with a hole in the middle. These were the versions that were imported AFTER the ban ... (Post ban version).
    K2, this is a less "civilian" option. She has a folding stock like a galile, (folds to the left), but most importantly, the rifling pitch is 1: 7 inches, which allows you to use not only 55gr, but even 75grain bullets. There is a variant with a stock like the M16, but it folds to the right. I've seen both. However, in any case, the DR200 is not a sports sniper. Although the K2 is very, very much appreciated in the United States, and is now sold for $ 5000. By and large, the K2 was precisely an army rifle, only without the possibility of automatic firing. And due to the rather light barrel, its accuracy is slightly inferior to the M16A2, but not to such an extent that the average soldier would notice it.
    DR300. Caliber 7.62x39. These rifles were NOT popular. Firstly, they had special stores, and secondly, bolts. on these typewriters broke down with annoying regularity. And the shops themselves, as a rule, had to be finished with a file. Since this was an attempt to make magazines for the AP15 (with a long neck of the magazine), under 7.62x39. Relatively few of them were imported into the United States.
  9. Senior seaman
    Senior seaman 21 May 2021 20: 25
    0
    However, the license issued by Colt only allowed the production of millions of barrels.

    Is it just "a million" or a missing digit?
    I'm not digging, I just never heard about this circumstance and I'm interested.

    Also, what about a license for AK nodes?
    1. John22
      John22 23 May 2021 18: 41
      0
      Are there any patents for AK components?
      1. Senior seaman
        Senior seaman 23 May 2021 18: 47
        0
        I don’t know, therefore I ask.
        1. John22
          John22 23 May 2021 18: 52
          0
          There are no patents for the design of the AK and its assemblies. AK compilation of already known nodes of other constructors. There are patents for the AKM manufacturing technology. Including it is copied at will.
  10. Basarev
    Basarev 22 May 2021 00: 18
    -4
    Korea has a strong science and developed industry. I am sure that the rifle fully meets the needs of these warriors, this is not the father's seventy-fourth, which we give to conscripts.
  11. jann
    jann 22 May 2021 08: 49
    0
    So I don't understand why they adopted the scheme with a long piston stroke! It is necessary to copy wisely because the greater the moving mass and the distance of movement, the greater the effect on the system as a whole!
  12. John22
    John22 23 May 2021 21: 11
    0
    The M16 had a problematic venting mechanism. The Koreans replaced it by taking an analogue of the AK - Bolt carrier, which increased the reliability of the rifle. Everything else, incl. and the shutter from the M16. The bolt engages directly with the barrel - hence the firing accuracy and linear recoil.