Thursday, January 26, 2012

New AK47 Revealed

The newest model AK dubbed the "AK 12" has built in rails, an ambidextrous charging handle and 3 shot burst. Another rifle for my wish list. Damn you Russia, damn you.

Russia’s largest firearms manufacturer, JSC Izhmash, unveiled its first model of the fifth-generation Kalashnikov assault rifle. The Russian Defense Ministry will tentatively call the new model the AK-12. Izhmash’s chief designer, Vladimir Zlobin, initiated the development and in 2011 saw completion of the assembly of this new weapon. “Researchers are currently field-testing the new weapon,” an Izhmash spokesperson said Wednesday.

Designers created the new rifle as a basic platform, which operators can use for the development of nearly 20 different modifications for civil and military firearms. The caliber of cartridges used for the new rifles may vary from 5.45х39 to 7.62х51 millimeters.

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