The AK-12 is the latest generation of assault rifle designed, produced and manufactured by the Russian firearms manufacturer Kalashnikov.. . The new AK-12 could be adapted for cartridges varying from 5.45×39 mm to 7.62×51 NATO.
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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.
Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle is gas operated, selective fire weapon using traditional type action with long stroke gas piston and rotary bolt locking as standard Kalashnikov assault rifle. Firing selector levers are located above the pistol grip, at both sides of the rifle. The AK-12 features three firing modes: single shot, three-shot burst and automatic fire. The muzzle of the AK-12 has been designed to shoot foreign-standard barrel-mounted grenades. The AK-12 is fitted with a new hinged top cover. The cover is a lot more rigid that the previous AK rifles. The weapon can be used by both left-handed and right-handed people, and can be easily handled with one hand. The weight of the new AK-12 assault rifle is around 3.3 kg.
The AK-12 will be chambered in the traditional 7.62x39mm and 5.45x39mm calibers and available in NATO’s 5.56x45mm as well. It has been reported that all AK-47/AKM magazines will work with the AK-12.
The AK-12 assault rifle is also fitted with Picatinny rails at the top of the weapon and additional accessory rails at both sides to mount optical, and night sights, grenade launchers, target indicators and other special equipment. The AK-12 has a folding stock, and a height-adjustable heelpiece.
– 5.45x39mm Russia
– 5.56x45mm NATO
– 7.62x51mm NATO
Lenght : 0.945 mm (0.725 m stock folded)
Weight : 3.3 kg
Rate of fire : 600 – 1,000 rds/min
Magazine : 30 rounds
Security selector to each side of the weapons, four positions, S (Security), 1 Single shot, 3 three-shot burst A (Automatic)
Effective: 625 m
Length: 415 mm
unveiled in 2012