5.56 mm Kalashnikov Assault Rifle
The 5.56 mm Kalashikov is a highly effective
automatic weapon designed for the antipersonnel role
at a range of 1000 m in daylight and 600 m during the
night. The system operates on propellant gases
diverted through a vent in the barrel.
The 5.56 mm AKN-74 is a modernized version of the
5.45 mm AKN-74 to comply with NATO standard
cartridges. A plastic butt and an attachment for the
NSPU night sight are provided. The complete set also
includes a knife and scabbard-cutter optionally
assembled as a bayonet.
A 40 mm barrel-mounted Kastyor grenade launcher of 400 m effective range can be fitted to the 5.56 mm
AKN-74. Single and group targets can be destroyed firing bursts at a 550 m range (300 m during the night).
Skilled firers hit targets in the single-shot mode up to 700 m (600 m during the night). The bullet retains its
killing effect over a range of 1500 m. The weapon fires 5.56 mm cartridges (5.56 x 45 mm).
|Muzzle velocity of ball bullet, m/s||1005|
|Rate of fire (cyclic), rnds/min||650|
|Rate of fire at:single shot, rnds/min
|Sighting range, mday, m
|Magazine capacity, rounds||30|
|Length overall, mm||940|
|Weight with magazine and accessories, kg||3.300|
|Weight with magazine loaded, kg||3.700|
|Weight of magazine empty, kg||0.230|
|Weight of magazine loaded, kg||0.600|
|Bullet weight, g||3.56|
|12 rifles in a wooden case|
|Case size, mm||1270 x 572 x 387|
|Case gross weight, kg||95|
|Case volume, m3||0.30|