AK47 and it's various versions and copies used in the world - Page 3




 
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January 11th, 2005  
devilwasp
 
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Originally Posted by Armyjaeger
G11, I wouldn't trust my life on that thing. I've seem the interior of it and it looks waaay too complicated.
Its only complicated if you dont understand it or it is really just too complicated.

I like the G11 stats, whats the inside like?
January 11th, 2005  
Armyjaeger
 
 
haven't you seen the inside of G11, its like a 19th century clock. I wouldn't like soldiers looking for spare parts in the middle of firefight more moving parts, more prone to jamming.
January 12th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
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Originally Posted by devilwasp
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Originally Posted by Vitaly
Luckily for the Russian special units, they get the accurate and good AKs. Also I like the AN-94 varition. It fires 2 rounds almost at the exact same time with one trigger pull and increases hit probabality a huge percentage.
If you think thats a good thing look up the G11.
The AK seems to be well renowed as the best rifle in the world to have, anyone here think otherwise?
Well the AN-94 is a much simpler shooting platform. It isn't as complicated as the caseless round firing spinning platform G11.
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January 13th, 2005  
Shadowalker
 
 
How do the 10.-series of AK's compare to the AN-94 and the past AK models?
January 17th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
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Originally Posted by Shadowalker
How do the 10.-series of AK's compare to the AN-94 and the past AK models?
They don't have much differences compared to original ones but black more modern looking plastic parts.

Russian AK103 is one of the most popular rifles in finnish reservist use among SAKO m/92 and bulgarian Arsenal. AK103 is cheap and has good availability from stores.

"Well then go for it. You do the poll"

You do, because i just can't
January 17th, 2005  
Focus Fate
 
I'd say the AKs used in Iraq are probally a sea of differant variations. Anything they could buy/get their hands on. That kind of thing.
January 18th, 2005  
Chinaman
 
i think aks an awsome weapon, when it was used by the chinese during the korean war, it was so devesting that a guys armed with it are known to finish off entire platoons - source is my grandfather, he fought in the 38th as a colonel
January 18th, 2005  
EOD
 
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Originally Posted by Kane
The AK-47's + Type-56 I and Type-56 II are no longer used by the Russian or the Chinese Military. And since they are no longer in active service by any of these two land powers, the weapons are sold widely across the world. So no wonder this legendary firearm is soo easily accessible.
Russian armed forces still have these weapons in stock and they were / are well used in Chechnya because of the better stopping power over the 5.45mm AK-74. Russian MIA (Police) is using it as well and has quite some upgrades and rebuilt versions as well - like the OTs-14 series etc.
It maye be only a detail but the original Ak-47 is the very first gun being designated as such. It had a milled receiver and was very soon succeeded by the AKM which had a stamped receiver but was still the same gun apart from that - this is actually the gun everybody talks about.

And remarks to some other postings:
The AK-100 series is available in the calibers 5.45x39, 5.56x45 and 7.62x39 and they are Russia's try to get better (or back) into the international market and probably also to the new and potential NATO members which know the system itself very well but convert to standard NATO calibers. Of course Russia is still selling all sorts of army issue AK systems in 7.62 and 5.45mm.

The best western clone of the AK system seems to be the Swiss SIG 550/551 series. I would call it the most precise assault rifle issued to a regular soldier.
January 18th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
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Originally Posted by paratroopa
i think aks an awsome weapon, when it was used by the chinese during the korean war, it was so devesting that a guys armed with it are known to finish off entire platoons - source is my grandfather, he fought in the 38th as a colonel
AK-47s during the Korean War? That's new.

This was the submachine gun used during the Korean War. True the AK-47 was out at this time, but I don't think it found its way to North Korea or China at that time. Not to mention, the Chinese army's equipment wasn't really up to scratch, or else those human waves really would have killed off everyone. But the PPSh was deadly.
January 19th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
Yep, the PPSh is a great weapon as is the PPD. Also, how is the SIG 550 an AK clone?