|Cartridge||5.45 x 39 mm|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Total weight (with empty magazine)||3000 g|
|Overall length||824 mm|
|Length with folded butt-stock||586 mm|
|Barrel length||314 mm|
|Bullet initial speed||840 m/s|
|Rate of fire||600 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||40 - 100 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||30 cartridges|
|Sighting range||500 m|
Assault rifle AK-105 was developed to change
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-105 is intended to use by 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-105 is suitable to be used by anti-terrorist special forces or airborne troops.
Rifle's automatic works on gas returning principle, threw a holes 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-105 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 vermins 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-105 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-105 can be used with 40-mm underbarrel grenade launcher or knife-bayonet. Last mentioned is completed with the rifle. AK-105 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-105 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.