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Assault rifle

AK-15

The AK-15 has got some minor improvements and follows the lines of the earlier Kalashnikov assault rifles

 
 
Country of origin Russia
Entered service ?
Caliber 7.62x39 mm
Weight (empty) 3.74 kg
Weight (loaded) 4.1 kg
Length 1 066 mm
Barrel length 415 mm
Muzzle velocity 715 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 700 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire ~ 500 m

 

   The AK-15 is a new Russian assault rifle. It was developed under the Ratnik future infantrymen programme. This weapon was first publicly revealed in 2016. The new weapon is mainly aimed at elite special forces units of the Russian military and law enforcement forces, as well as possible export customers. It is planned that the AK-15 will replace in production the AK-103 assault rifle.

   The AK-15 is a version of the AK-12, chambered for a 7.62x39 mm ammunition. This ammunition has superior penetration and stopping power comparing with the Soviet 5.56x39 mm ammunition, or standard NATO 5.56x45 mm ammunition. It is still used by the Russian military and law enforcement forces and is widely used around the world. Some soldiers prefer this caliber. Also the new weapon is better balanced and has improved ergonomics. There were also plans to chamber the AK-15 for a standard NATO 7.62x51 mm ammunition.

   The AK-15 is a gas operated, selective fire weapon. Internally it follows the lines of the traditional Kalashnikov design. Several changes were made to the gas tube, foregrip, magazine well. It looks like it has got a new barrel. It is expected to be simple, rugged and reliable weapon as its predecessors. However it is not a cutting-edge weapon in any way.

   The AK-15 has a cyclic rate of fire of 700 rounds per minute, which is 50 rounds faster than that of the AK-74M.

   A safety / fire mode selector lever is similar to that used on the AK-74 and earlier Kalashnikov assault rifles. It has three positions for "safe", "semi-auto", and "full-auto". However it uncomfortable to use and is not ambidextrous. Early prototypes of the AK-12 assault rifle had a new ambidextrous safety / fire mode selector switch, that could be operated by a thumb. However for some reason on later prototypes this arrangement was dropped in favor to traditional simple, reliable, but awkward fire mode selector.

   This weapon is fed from 30-round capacity magazines. It is compatible with the standard 30-round magazines, from AK-103 and AKM, as well as 40-round box and 75-round drum magazine of the RPK light machine gun.

   This assault rifle has a telescopic buttstock, which resembles that of the US M4 carbine. The buttstock can be adjusted for length. New pistol grip is ergonomically-shaped.

   This Russian assault rifle comes as standard with simple iron sights, but has a full-length Picatinny-type scope rail and can mount various scopes, red dot sights and night vision sights. Range of effective fire is around 500 meters. Maximum range is 800 meters. Even though the AK-15 has improved accuracy over the AKM and AK-103, it is not as accurate as the latest Western assault rifles.

   The AK-15 has accessory rail on the foregrip and can mount vertical foregrip, tactical flashlight, laser pointer or other accessories. The assault rifle can also mount a knife-bayonet, silencer or GP-25/GP-34 40 mm underbarrel grenade launcher.

   The AK-15 was revealed alongside some other Russian weapons, developed by Kalashnikov Concer, such as a new compact assault rifle, that is a proposed replacement for the AKS-74U and RPK-16 light machine gun, a proposed replacement for the RPK-74 light machine gun.

 

 
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