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Assault Rifle

Type 86s

Caliber 7.62 mm
Cartridge type 7.62 x 39 mm
Dimensions and weight 
Total weight (with empty magazine) 3 820 g
Overall length  657 mm
Barrel length 437 mm
Fire characteristics
Bullet initial speed 710 m/s
Rate of fire 600 rpm
Practical rate of fire  40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 20, 30, 45 rounds
Sighting range 400 m
Range of effective fire 400 m
   The Type 86s was developed in China on the AKM Assault Rifle design.

   The rifle has "bullpup" arrangement. It's automatic works on the gas returning principle threw the barrel channel. It executes single or automatic fire. Safety-lock is a fire mode changer at once. Unlike the original AKM it is placed over the pistol handle. Reloading handle is placed over the barrel box and can be reloaded from the each hand.

   Barrel box is made from the stamped steel. "Bullpup" design scheme allowed to decrease weapon length. It has no separate part as a buttstock. The rear part of the barrel box with additional metal frame part serves as a buttress. Field toolkit is placed inside later mentioned metal frame part. Additional pistol handle in folded position serves as a foregrip. It's design and usage idea was borrowed from the "Steyr" AUG Automatic Rifle.

   The Type 86s fire accuracy is quiet similar with the AKM Assault Rifle. It's range of effective fire is 300 - 400 m.

   Assault Rifle can be fed from a 20, 30 or 45 round magazines while the 30 round ones are interchangeable with the AKM Assault Rifle. A 20 round magazine allows shooter to have a better cover on the ground.

   Weapon carrying handle has a built-in dioptrical sighting device. The Type 86s can be fitted with a multipurpose knife-bayonet similar to the AKM original one. An original design flash-hider can be used for cutting barbed wires by firing bullet threw the wire placed in the flash-hider.

Advantages

   Compact dimensions allow to use weapon in limited space areas. Ability to reload assault rifle from the each hand. The Type 86s reliability is similar to the AKM Assault Rifle consequently it is totally reliable in all conditions.

Disadvantages

   High sighting line which makes necessary to uncover almost to the waist from the cover to make a sighted shot. Quiet low range of effective fire.


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