The "Alpha AK" is a term used to describe the heavily customized AK-pattern rifle used by special forces of Russia, namely Alpha Group of the FSB. The term was introduced and went viral after a retired US Army Combat veteran Larry Vickers (better known by his YouTube channel "Vickers Tactical") visited Russia to film with aforementioned unit and posted pictures of custom AKs he encountered.
The Alpha AK is an assault rifle featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm. It was first showcased in a blog post detailing the upcoming update and officially added to the game in November 8, 2018 update.
|Weapons of Insurgency: Sandstorm|
|Security Forces||Insurgent Forces|
|Submachine guns||MP7 • MP5A5 • Grease Gun||Uzi • MP5A2 • Sterling|
|Carbines||G36K • Mk 18 CQBR • M4A1||SKS • AKS-74U|
|Assault rifles||M16A4 • L85A2 • VHS-2 • Galil SAR • Honey Badger • AUG A3 • QTS-11||AKM • M16A2 • AK-74 • Alpha AK • QBZ-03 • Galil • AS Val • FAMAS F1 • QBZ-97|
|Battle rifles||Mk 17 Mod 0 • G3A3 • Mk 14 EBR • Tavor 7||FAL • ACE 52|
|Machine guns||M249 • M240B||PKM • MG3|
|Sniper rifles||M24 • M110 SASS||Mosin-Nagant • SVD • M1 Garand|
|Anti-materiel rifles||M82A1 CQ||M99|
|Handguns||Tariq • M45 • L106A1 • PF940 • M9 • MR 73||Makarov • Browning HP • M1911 • Welrod • Desert Eagle|
- Before Operation Nightfall the Alpha AK used a 5.45×39mm AK-74 magazine model and was listed in loadout as chambered for 7.62×39mm. It has since been corrected to use steel AK-47 7.62 magazines, giving it the appearance of an AK-104 in the "Alpha AK" configuration.
- The Alpha AK's dovetail rail is unusable, as none of its available optics are mounted on the dovetail, and instead are mounted to the Picatinny dust cover.
- The Alpha AK in game is modelled with a Zenitco B-30 handguard, TWS railed dust cover, a Magpul pistol grip, a SOPMOD stock (which is also featured on the Mk 14 EBR and Mk 18 CQBR) and a Tromix charging handle extension.
- The dust cover has the words "PATENTED U.S.A. MADE" marked on it.