Weapon Evaluation: Ak-47 Assault Rifle
An overview of the AK-47 assault rifle with some technical specifications.
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AK-47 Automat Kalashnikov Assault Rifle
The years following WWII saw the Russians with the need to replace their aging sub-machine guns (PPSH41Y, PPS43) and the variety of rifles still in service. The AK-47 filled their needs so well that more than 30 million have been produced since (the production figure includes variations).
The AK-47 is far more accurate at a longer range than the Israeli Uzi, British Sten, or U.S. M3-A1 “Grease Gun”. It will hold a six inch group at 100 yards. about one half the group size of conventional sub-machine guns. The AK-47 is usually found in two versions, one with a wooden stock and one with a folding metal stock.
The AK-47 frequently turns up in small guerrilla wars around the world. One of the greatest attributes of the AK-47 is its ability to function under adverse conditions. Even when rarely cleaned and firing corroded ammunition it continues to be an effective weapon.
Caliber: 7.62 mm
System: gas, selective fire
Feed device: 30 round detachable box magazine
Weight: 10.5 lbs.
Muzzle velocity: 2,330 fps
Rate of fire: 600 rpm