Type Assault rifle
Origin Soviet Union
In service 1949 - Present
Used by many military units
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1944 - 1946
Manufacturer Izhmash
Number made: approximately 75 million
100 million AK-type rifles
Cartridge 7.62x39mm M43/M67
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 715 m/s Effective range 300 metres full automatic 400 metres semi-automatic
Feed system 10, 20 , 30 , 40 or 75 -round detachable box and drum style magazine,
also compatible with 40-round box or 75-round drum magazines from the RPK

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