AK-12 _ Avtomat Kalashnikova 12


The adoption of the AK-12 by the Russian Army in 2014 is part of the plan to modernize the army that also provides for the adoption of new assault rifles, handguns, machine guns and sniper rifles.
Produced by Izhmash has changes that bring the timeless AK47 in the present:

-Picatinny rails
-Stock is collapsible & adjustable in length
-Stock is in axis with barrel to improve the accuracy & controllability
-Bolt group and trigger mechanism are substantially improved
-The rear sight (like the most modern assault rifles) is on the rear of the receiver
-New muzzle brake
-Barrel with improved rifling
-Enhanced ergonomics

Was made completely ambidextrous with the introduction of:
-Ambidextrous selector lever
-Ambidextrous push-button mag.release
-Ambidextrous ejection port
-Reversible cocking handle

Modular System
AK-12 system include interchangeable barrel lengths and calibers:
5.56×45mm NATO
7.62×51mm NATO
6.5mm Grendel
12 Gauge
Kalashnikov AK-12 automatic use a long stroke gas piston & a rotating bolt.
Fire in semi, 3 round burst, and full auto. Rate of fire in full auto is 600 or 1000 with 3 round brust.
Effective Range is 874 yard (800 m).
The feed system is with 30 round Mag, new 60 round casket Mag or 100 round drum Mag.

Length 372 inch (945 mm) or 285 inch (725 mm) with stock folded, barrel length is 163 inch (415 mm)
Weight is 7.28 lb (3.3kg)

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In conclusion, the AK-12 has brought the timeless AK 47 in the future with a Modular System completely ambidextrous & 20 different modifications of the weapon.
The design incorporates elements of new and old while keeping unchanged that feeling of raw strength that a good AK communicates.

It should however be specified which for now is not official yet the adoption of AK12 by Russian army…


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