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AK-12 Russian 5.45mm Assault Rifle

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notes"The AK-12 is a Russian assault rifle chambered in 5.45×39mm. It is designed and manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern (formerly Izhmash) and is currently the latest of the Russian AK-Pattern series of assault rifles. Kalashnikov Concern also offers the rifle in 7.62×39mm cartridge, designated as the AK-15. A short-barreled variants of the AK-12 and AK-15 have been announced, respectively the AK-12K and AK-15K. The AK-12 project began in 2011 by the IZHMASH factory which became part of the Kalashnikov Concern as a private venture, in an attempt to participate in the "Ratnik" trials which were held by the Russian Army. It was further developed by Kalashnikov Concern, and throughout its development and evaluation stage it has received multiple modifications to meet the Russian military's standard and to address the Russian Army's concerns regarding the cost and issues in fully automatic fire of the earlier prototype models. It went through several revisions in order to improve upon the "range of defects" that were discovered on the earlier prototype models that were derived from the AK-200. These were later abandoned in favour for the proven and improved AK-400, which became the finalised model of the AK-12. The final production model of the AK-12 is based on the well-proven AK-400 prototype. The rifle is chambered in 5.45×39mm and due to the Russian military requirements, Kalashnikov Concern also offers the rifle in 7.62×39mm cartridge, designated as the AK-15. Short-barreled versions of the AK-12 and AK-15 are also being worked on, designated as the AK-12K and AK-15K. With the final production model, it addresses the Russian Army's concerns regarding the issues in fully automatic fire and the cost of the earlier prototype models and is also expected to be much cheaper to build. It also incorporates many of the same improvements developed for the earlier prototype models of the AK-12 but also improves the strength and resilience of some of the components of the rifle. The final production model of the AK-12 has retained the traditional Kalashnikov gas-operated long-stroke piston system with a rotating bolt. The rifle features an integrated Picatinny rail on the top of the redesigned, detachable top cover for mounting various optics/scopes, the lower part of the handguard is also equipped with a Picatinny rail for various tactical accessories such as vertical grips, flashlights and lasers sights. The rifle has backup iron sights, consisting of a shrouded front post that is mounted on the gas block and an adjustable rear aperture sight that is installed on the removable base using the upper Picatinny rail. The rifle features an ergonomic pistol grip, a retractable side-folding shoulder stock which is adjustable for length of pull, a handguard with ventilation holes and an advanced muzzle brake. The rifle can also be fitted with a quick detachable sound suppressor and a bayonet. To further increase the combat effectiveness of the rifle, it can be equipped with a 40 mm GP-25/GP-34 single-shot underbarrel grenade launcher. The design of the final production model of the AK-12 shares more in common with the existing AK-74M than its earlier prototype models, but will not be a retrofit to existing assault rifles. Several improvements were made to the AK-12's receiver, such as an improved and far more rigid top cover interface and a new free-floating barrel. The final production model of the AK-12 reportedly outperforms the existing AK-74 by at least the margin requested by the Russian government. The final production model of the AK-12 has a cyclic rate of fire of 700 rounds per minute (RPM), which is 50–100 rounds per minute faster than the older Kalashnikov assault rifles and the cancelled prototypes of the AK-12.[36] The three-round hyper burst feature from the earlier prototype models was replaced by a two-round burst feature in the final production model as well."
dateOfIntroduction2011
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Armenia, Qatar, Russian Federation"
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images
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"AK-12_Profile.jpg"
"AK-12_Camoflage.jpg"
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sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation(s)"
value"AK-12"
name"Primary Function / Type"
value"Soldiers' personal weapon"
name"Date of Introduction"
value"NLT July 2018"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Kalashnikov Concern"
name"Proliferation"
value"Armenia, Qatar"
name"Bore Diameter / Caliber / Length or Cartridge"
value"5.45x39mm"
name"Action"
value"Gas operated, long stroke gas piston, rotating bolt"
name"Cooling Method"
value"Air"
name"Maximum Effective Range for Point Target"
value"600"
units"m"
name"Maximum Effective Range for Area Target"
value"INA"
name"Maximum Range"
value"800"
units"m"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"900"
units"m/s"
name"Cyclic Rate of Fire"
value"700"
units"rpm"
name"Sustained Rate of Fire"
value"INA"
name"Semi-automatic Rate of Fire"
value"NA"
name"Magazine Capacity (ies)"
value"30, 60, 96 round detachable magazines"
name"Rail System Capable"
value"Yes"
name"Sights Available from Manufacturer"
value"Iron"
name"Capable of Attaching other Weapons (Grenade launcher, bayonet, etc.)"
value"Bayonet and grenade launcher can be attached"
name"Bi-pod Capable"
value"No"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"945"
units"mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"415"
units"mm"
name"Weight Without a Magazine"
value"3.3"
units"kg"
name"Weight With a Loaded Magazine (Indicate number of rounds)"
value"4.16"
units"kg"
name"Ammunition"
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name"5N7: First variant introduced in 1974. Semi-Armor-Piercing Full-Metal-Jacketed (SAP-FMJ) bullet with a mild steel penetrator. There is an air-space between the inside of the metal jacket's tip and the lead core wrapped around the penetrator, making it technically a Jacketed Hollow Point round."
name"7N6: High penetration round introduced in 1987. Can penetrate 6mm of steel plating at 300m. Can be identified by the ring of red lacquer sealing the case mouth."
name"7N10: Improved penetration round introduced in 1992 as the standard service round. Can penetrate 16mm of steel plating at 300m. Can be identified by the ring of violet/purple lacquer sealing the case mouth."
name"7N22: Armour-Piercing round. Can be identified by ring of red lacquer sealing the case mouth and a black tip."
name"7N24: Super armor piercing ammunition. Has a penetrator made of tungsten carbide."
name"7T3: Tracer ammunition burns out to 800m."
name"7T3M: Tracer ammunition burns out to 850m."
name"7H3: Training Blank cartridge with a frangible bullet made of hollow white plastic. Requires blank adapter to fire safely."
name"7H3M: Training Blank cartridge with a frangible bullet made of hollow white plastic. Requires blank adapter to fire safely."
name"7Sch3: “High Pressure” Proofing Cartridge. A high-pressure cartridge with a yellow-painted bullet used to proof gun barrels."
name"7Sch4: “Increased Pressure” Proofing Cartridge. A high-pressure cartridge with a black-painted bullet used to proof gun actions."
name"7Kh4: Training Dummy. Fixed bullet, no primer in the pocket, contains no propellant, and has a fluted and pierced cartridge case."
name"7U1: US Subsonic ammunition."
name"Sights"
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name"Iron Sights"
properties
name"Type"
value"Iron sights consist of a shrouded front post, mounted on the gas block, and an adjustable rear aperture sight, installed on the removable base using an upper Picatinny rail. The rear sight has a windage adjustment knob on the right and range scale marked from 1 to 8 (100 to 800 meters in 100-meter increments)."
name"Adjustable"
value"Yes"
name"Optics (Option #1)"
properties
name"Type"
value"VOMZ Pilad P1x42 reflex sight"
name"Characteristics"
value"FOV – unlimited, Window size – 34x26mm, Dot size – 3.5 MOA, Adjustment click – 1 MOA, Brightness adjustment – manual, Power – 1 CR2032, Operating time – 70 hours, Operating temperature +40 to -40 Centigrade, Size – 82x38x58 mm (3.22×1.49×2.28 inches), Weight – 160g (5.64 oz), Dust and water resistant NVG compatible, Mounting – Picatinny or Weaver rail"
name"Optics (Option #2)"
properties
name"Type"
value"Dedal DK-9 red dot sight"
name"Characteristics"
value"Power – AA, Weight – 300g, 7 step brightness adjustment, 2 step NVG mode, Dot size – 2 MOA, Operating time – 10000 hours, .338 LM recoil rated, Nitrogen purged, IP-67 waterproof, Size 116x60x75cm"
variants
name"AK-12K"
notes"Short barreled version"
name"AK-15"
notes"The AK-15 is a variant of the AK-12 chambered in 7.62×39mm cartridge. Both the AK-12 and AK-15 have been developed by the Kalashnikov Group under the "Ratnik" program and have been accepted into Russian military service. The rifle has a combat weight of 4.16 kg (9.17 lb), a full length of 1,066 mm (42.0 in), a barrel length of 415 mm (16.3 in), a cyclic rate of fire of 700 rounds per minute (RPM), a muzzle velocity of 715 m/s, a maximum firing range of 800 m (870 yd) metres and a standard magazine capacity of 30 rounds.[41] It is also compatible using magazines from the AKM, AK-103, and RPK. The only difference between the AK-12 and the AK-15 is their calibre."
name"AK-15K"
notes"During the ARMY-2017, Kalashnikov Concern displayed prototypes of the AK-15K, which is a short-barreled variant of the AK-15."
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