The AK (Russian: Автомат Калашникова, Avtomat Kalashnikova; "Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle"), most commonly nicknamed as the AK-47 or simply, the Kalashnikov, is a Soviet assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947. It entered service in 1949, replacing the SKS carbine. It is known as the most used and most produced firearm in the world, with an approximated 75 million AK-47s produced, and a total of around 100 million AK-types produced.
It was often copied, or modified into unique weapons such as the Chinese Type 56, the Israeli Galil, the Finnish RK-62, AKM, the RPK machine gun, and more modern variants, such as the AK-74 and AK-12. It was first put into service with the Soviet Armed Forces and other nations of the Warsaw Pact, and is still in service with many countries today. It became a cultural icon, not just used widely by some paramilitary and guerrilla forces, but also had an effect that has made it popular in some action television programs, films/movies, printed media, and video games.
The AK-47 fires the 7.62×39mm M43 cartridge, typically from a 30-round magazine at a rate of fire of approximately 600 rounds per minute, up to an effective range of 350–400 meters.
Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat
The AK-47 is an assault rifle available to the Insurgent faction in Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat. The AK-47 is used by Insurgent Riflemen as a primary weapon. When compared to the SKS, the AK-47 has a larger magazine and has the ability to deliver full automatic fire.
[Edit]Weapons of Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat
|United States Marine Corps||Iraqi Insurgents|
|Carbines||M4A1||AKS-74U • SKS|
|Assault rifles||M16A4||AK-47 • L1A1 SLR|
|Light machine guns||M249 SAW||RPK-74|
|Sniper rifles||M14 DMR||Al-Kadesiah • L42A1|
|Pistols||M9 Pistol • MEU SOC 1911||Makarov PM|