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 successor, the AK-74. 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.

AK-105
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The AK-105 carbine
TypeCarbine
Place of originRussia
Service history
In service2001–present
Used bySee Users
Production history
DesignerMikhail Kalashnikov
Designed1994
ManufacturerIzhmash
Produced1994
VariantsAK-102, AK-104
Specifications
Mass3.2 kg (7.1 lb) with empty magazine
Length824 mm (32.4 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
Barrel length314 mm (12.4 in)

Cartridge5.45×39mm
Caliber5.45mm
ActionGas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity840 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
Effective firing range500 m (550 yd)
Feed system30-round or 45-round detachable box magazine or 60-round casket magazine
SightsAdjustable iron sights, equipped with a side mounted dovetail rail for attaching various optics and night sights

DesignEdit

Compared to the AK-74M, AK-101, and AK-103, which are full-size assault 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 AK-105 uses an adjustable notched rear tangent iron sight calibrated in 100 m (109 yd) increments from 100 to 500 m (109 to 547 yd). The front sight is a post adjustable for elevation in the field. Horizontal adjustment is done by the armory before issue. The AK-105 has a muzzle booster derived from the AKS-74U.

Protective coatings ensure excellent corrosion resistance of metal parts. Forearm, magazine, butt stock and pistol grip are made of high strength plastic. The weapon is equipped with a flash hider.[2]

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Modern Firearms". Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  2. ^ "5.45 mm Kalashnikov assault rifles AK74M, AK105". Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  3. ^ Jenzen-Jones, N.R. (September 2012). "The 100-Series Kalashnikovs: A Primer". Small Arms Review. Vol. 16 no. 3.
  4. ^ Defence Web. "Namibia receives Russian small arms". defenceweb.co.za. defenceweb. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. ^ Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 651 от 9 июля 2002 г.
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ 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"
  8. ^ "Russian Special Forces Federal Security Services to get new Kalashnikov AK-400 assault rifles TASS 2605162". armyrecognition.com. 25 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Сирийский спецназ получил автоматы АК-105 в современном обвесе" [Syrian special forces received modern AK-105 assault rifles]. rg.ru (in Russian). 1 August 2018.

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