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Assault rifle


The Vepr assault rifle is no more than a standard AK-74 with bullpup layout

Caliber 5.45 x 39 mm
Weight 3.45 kg
Length 702 mm
Length (with folded stock) -
Barrel length 415 mm
Muzzle velocity m/s
Cyclic rate of fire 600 - 650 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire ~ 500 m


   The Ukrainian Vepr (boar) assault rifle was revealed in 2003. However this assault rifle was not adopted by Ukrainian Armed Forces. It is worth mentioning that there were plenty of Kalashnikov rifle conversions with bullpup layout, however none of them had any success. Currently Ukrainian Army mostly uses Soviet-designed assault rifles, such as the AKM and AK-74.

   The Vepr is a gas operated, selective fire weapon with bullpup layout, chambered for the 5.45 x 39 mm ammunition. It has been advertised as a mayor improvement over the AK-74, however some sources claim, that it is no more than the standard AK-74 with bullpup design.

   The safety / fire mode selector is similar to that of the previous AK-74. It has single fire and full-auto modes. This assault rifle has a polymer buttplate, foregrip and pistol handle. Because of its layout the Vepr is smaller than the standard AK-74. It is believed, that Vepr's ballistic performance is identical to its predecessor. This weapon is not ambidextrous.

   This rifle is compatible with standard AK-74 magazines, holding 30 rounds.

   Initial models of the Vepr assault rifle had adjustable open sights with a standard side mount for scopes and night vision sights. Later models have a Picatinny-type rail and are fitted with indigenous red dot sights. The latest version of the Vepr also features an integral 40-mm grenade launcher. It is also compatible with silencer.




   Vepr tactical rifle, chambered for the 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition. It is fed from 5- or 10-round capacity magazines. This weapon also has a longer barrel. It is claimed that this sniper rifle has similar accuracy compared to the SVD.





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