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Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Aleksandr Shilin
Cartridge 7.62x39mm M43 or 5.45×39mm
Caliber 7.62mm or 5.45
Action Gas
Feed system 30 round box magazine
Sights Iron

The AO-35 is a prototype assault rifle of Soviet origin.[1][2] The weapon is an AK-47 derivative using a laminated wood stock to decrease its weight.

A 5.45 mm version existed; it entered the 1968 trials for the new 5.45 mm assault rifle, but it was rejected; ultimately the AK-74 would be adopted for this role some years later.[3]


  1. Small Arms Illustrated, 2010.[full citation needed]
  2. На пути к Абакану (Russian)
  3. Monetchikov, Sergei (2005) (in Russian). История русского автомата [The History of Russian Assault Rifle]. St. Petersburg: Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps. pp. 138–141. ISBN 5-98655-006-4. 

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