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Assault Rifle

AK - 102

 

Caliber 5.56 mm
Cartridge 5.56 x 45 mm
Dimensions and weight 
Total weight (with loaded magazine)  3 300 g
Total weight (with empty magazine) 3 000 g
Overall length  824 mm 
Length with folded butt-stock  586 mm
Barrels length 314 mm 
Fire characteristics
Bullets initial speed 850 m/s
Rate of fire 600 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 30 cartridges
Sighting range 1 000 m
   AK-102 is a small size assault rifle chambered for 5.56 x 45 mm standard NATO cartridge. It's design is very similar to AKS-74U small size assault rifle. It is built on well recommended Kalashikov's assault rifles scheme, that inherited all the best qualities threw more than 50 years during AK assault rifle families modernization.

   AK-102 is intended to use by the secondary units such as supply, communication, tanks and artillery crews, staff personnel. It's predecessor was successfully used by Russian Federation ministry of internal affairs special forces in anti-terrorist, criminal arrest or other operations which required ordinary assault rifle with a smaller dimensions. AK-102 is suitable to be used by anti-terrorist special forces or airborne troops.

  Rifle's automatic works on gas returning principle, threw a holeAK-102 with folded butt stocks in the barrels channel walls. Rifle executes single or automatic fire. Reloading handle is placed from the right side. It is built in one part with a lock frame. Safety-lock is a fire mode changer at the same time. It has three positions: safety-lock, automatic fire, and single fire. Safety-lock blocks barrel lock and prevents weapons reloading. Furthermore when it is turned on, reloading handle, pulled to it's backward position allows to check if cartridge is inserted in the barrel without reloading rifle.

   Weapon can be partially dismounted in a minute. Kalashnikv's construction weapons are easy in use and maintenance in case of  measured and accurate construction. Soldiers all over the world prefer this easy construction of it's absolute reliability. Kalashnikov's weapon's usually don't misfire in any situations even fully immersed in mud or under the water. Chromed barrel make it available to use even in extremely low temperatures.

   In AK-102 modification shock-proof plastic has changed all laminated wood parts, used with AKS-74U assault rifle. New black color plastic has better weight and tightness characteristics. It cannot be affected by biological vermin and doesn't loose it's features even after a long storage. Assault rifle's curved box 30 rounds magazine is made from plastic, reinforced by fiberglass.AK-102 with pulled-off butt stock

   AK-102 has plastic folding butt stock. Last mentioned has a number of advantages comparing with metal frame butt stocks used with AKS-74U. Firstly it has even lighter weight then metal-one. Secondly it cannot be deformed in case of falling or hitting tight surfaces, what sometimes happened with earlier used metal frame butt stocks. Thirdly it has additional field toolkit placed inside. Furthermore new plastic stock is easier to use: it doesn't clings with equipment or uniform. 

   Assault rifle has opened 500 m range sight, with gradation on every 100 m. Muzzle sight is built-in gas chamber. Rifle has also ability to be used with optical or a night sight. 

   AK-102 can be used with 40-mm underbarrel grenade launcher or knife-bayonet. Last mentioned is completed with the rifle. The AK-102 has new, more effective flame-hider which lowers rifles tossing after each shot. Standard flame-hider can be replaced with onetime PBS sound suppressor, serving for about 30 shots. The muzzle of either weapon fits into the swiveling firing points of the standard Russian armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles. Thus, the infantryman can fire the weapon while the vehicle is moving.

   During producer's tests AK-102 assault rifle showed really high reliability characteristics. Assault rifles stayed 10 000 - 15 000 shots and fire have been ending in case of fully weared-off barrel. There were no other mechanism failures threw all the test time. Rifle automatic after 10 000 - 15 000 shots remained ready to use.


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