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AK-105 Avtomat Kalashnikova.jpg
Type Carbine
Place of origin Russian Federation
Service history
In service 2001
Used by Russia
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1994
Manufacturer Izhmash
Produced 1994
Variants AK-102, AK-104
Weight 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) with empty 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 5.45×39mm
Caliber 5.45mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 840 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
Effective firing range 500 m (550 yd)
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Adjustable iron sights, equipped with dove-tail side rail for attaching various optical and night sights

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 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-105 is chambered to fire 5.45×39mm ammunition. The AK-105 is supplementing AKS-74U carbines in Russian Army service since 2001.[1]

Compared to the AK-74M, 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. However, the AK-105 also features a solid, side-folding polymer stock, unlike the shorter, skeleton-stocked AKS-74U.[2] 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 form 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.[3]

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



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  4. ^ Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 651 от 9 июля 2002 г.
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ 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"
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