The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Firearm Blog Rifles
With the recent official news that the new AK-12 and AK-15 rifles have been adopted by the Russian Ministry of Defense it’s with interest we with Kalashnikov’s help can take a deeper look into how the rifles were developed and engineered.
Nathaniel F reported about the adaptation here, if you missed it make sure you catch up.
Below: The Kalashnikov AK-15 (front), AK-12 (middle) and the AK-15K (back). Looks like the AK15s are using EOTechs. Does ITAR work well? The AK-15s are in 7,62 and the AK-12s are 5,45 mm. Check the magazines.
Note: The text below is auto translated from Kalashnikov’s article, with some minor edits from my side to correct the most obvious translating mistakes. A rifle is not a machine etc., but there are still some words here and there that will look funny.
The AK-12 and AK-15 automatic rifles
On January 29 of thispost was originally published on this site