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Kalashnikov 5: Brand-new AK-12 rifle unveiled (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: February 14, 2012 11:53
Edited time: February 15, 2012 10:25

АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle (Video courtesy: VGTRK)

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Kalashnikov have unveiled the latest incarnation of their iconic assault rifle, the AK-47. The company says new generation firearm called the AK-12 combines reliability with precision, and can be used with one hand.

­The factory which developed the new rifle decided to stick with the classic layout of the AK-47, even though it is a completely new weapon.

The Kalashnikov makers claim its has better range, increased fire dispersion, better ergonomics, usability and a potential for configuration changes.

The new weapon is as reliable as the AK-74, the Izmash factory CEO Maksim Kuzyuk says, but the dynamic characteristics differ significantly. It considerably increases the accuracy of shooting. The rifle is capable of firing in three modes: single shot, three shots and automatic fire mode.

Also, AK-12 is capable of using magazines of various types and capacity.

The basic feature of the new rifle is its modularity. It will serve as a basic platform for designing of over 20 modifications of small-arms weapons of various purpose and calibre.

AK-12’s composition allows operating it single-handedly, and can be converted for left or right handed use.  
The rifle can accommodate night vision and Holo-sights, target indicator, or a light grenade launcher.

The AK-12 is undergoing firing tests in extreme conditions which should be completed by the end of the year. The Russian Ministry of Interior has already agreed to test the AK-12 in its special police units after official certification of the weapon.

АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle
АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle

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АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle
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АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle
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АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle
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АК-12 Kalashnikov rifles
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АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle
АК-12 Kalashnikov rifle

Comments (9)

 

Hancock Hancock 07.07.2014 05:46

Loren Estes your no more " american" than that rifle we came to see. Your grasp of the English language is very poor and shows you work for RT or a government agency.
Your trying to start trouble between Russians and Americans.
Stop trying to make trouble and go back to whatever propaganda school you came from, any american reading your comments instantly knows your born somewhere that people don't write in English.

I love the AK family and hope to use this rifle soon.

 

Loren Estes 15.12.2013 18:15

As good as this AK is, I think the balistics are not as good as they could be.

 

Loren Estes 15.12.2013 18:14

You are a liar and no different then anyone else on this planet. Russians need to learn that trying to be the world badass can only work with your friends help... like Americans who like Russians.
Just so you know... the reason Americans are the world badasses is because we know enough to include others of every color that want to support us. As a U.S. Marine, we say " your best friend or your worst enemy" your choice Russia.

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