AK-102

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AK-102
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AK-101(Top) and AK-102(Bottom)
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Russian Federation
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1990s
Variants AK-104, AK-105
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 5.56×45mm NATO
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rds/min
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,789 ft/s)
Effective firing range 500 m (550 yd)
Feed system 30 round magazine
Sights Adjustable Iron Sights, Equipped with optical plate for attaching various scopes

The AK-102 assault rifle is a shortened carbine version of the AK-101 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-102 is an export version chambered to fire 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition.

Compared to the 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. Whereas the AK-10x rifles have longer barrels, full-length gas pistons, and solid, side-folding polymer stocks, the AKS-74U is shorter, and features a skeleton stock.[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 made of plastic, making it lighter, more durable, and it is hollow, allowing a field kit to be stored in side of it.[citation needed]

The AK-102 has a 12 inch barrel with a Krinkov style muzzle break to allow the action to cycle. Due to the shorter barrel length of the rifle, the gasses escape faster and don't allow a new round to be chambered. The Krinkov muzzle brake is used to trap the gasses and allow the action to cycle.

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

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