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AK-105
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AK-105
Type Carbine
Place of origin  Russian Federation
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1994
Variants AK-102, AK-104
Specifications
Weight 3.0 kg (6.6 lb) without magazine
Length 824 mm (32.4 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
Barrel length 314 mm (12.4 in)

Cartridge 5.45×39mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 650 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
Effective range 500 m (550 yd)
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine, 100-round drum magazine
Sights Adjustable Iron Sights, Equipped with optical plate for attaching various scopes

The AK-105 is a shortened carbine version of the AK-74M rifle, which in turn was derived from the original AK-47 design and its AK-74 successor. The AK-102, AK-104, and AK-105 are very similar in design, the only difference being the caliber and corresponding magazine type. The AK-105 is chambered to fire 5.45×39mm ammunition. The AK-105 is supplementing AKS-74U Carbines in Russian Army service.

Compared to the AK-74M, AK-101, and AK-103, which are full-size rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. However, the AK-105 also features a solid, side-folding polymer stock, unlike the shorter, skeleton-stocked AKS-74U.[1]

The rifle's receiver is made of stamped steel. The magazine is lighter, and more durable than older models, being made out of reinforced fiberglass. The butt stock is also made of plastic, making it lighter, more durable, and it is hollow, allowing a field kit to be stored inside of it.[citation needed]

The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.

Users[edit | edit source]

  •  Russia: Used by some units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs[2][3] and other law enforcement[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://world.guns.ru/assault/as06-e.htm
  2. Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 651 от 9 июля 2002 г.
  3. Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 611 от 4 августа 2006 г. "Об утверждении перечней специальных средств, видов, типов и моделей огнестрельного и газового оружия, патронов и боеприпасов к нему, норм обеспечения ими работников военизированных и сторожевых подразделений ФГУП "Охрана" МВД России" (приложение № 2)
  4. Постановление Правительства РФ № 776 от 2 октября 2009 г. "Об обеспечении боевым ручным стрелковым и иным оружием, патронами к нему, специальными средствами, оборудованием и снаряжением Федеральной службы судебных приставов"

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