AO-27 rifle

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AO-27
Type Assault Rifle
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Dmitry Ivanovich Shiryayev
Designed 1961
Specifications
Weight 3.2 kg
(without rounds)
Length 893 mm
Barrel length 415 mm

Caliber 7.62 mm
(3 mm flechette)
Rate of fire 700 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 1060 m/s
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights

AO-27 was a Soviet assault rifle, chambered for the 7.62 mm fin-stabilized flechette sabot round. The flechette itself had a body diameter of 3 mm. The overall length of the round was 63 mm, and the flechette 55 mm. The weight of the round was 10.5 grams, with 2.4 grams the weight of the flechette.

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