Talk:AK-74

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Major Revision[edit]

I've revised this article and tried to clear up some misunderstandings, fantasies, and conjecture, and bad ballistics understanding surrounding the 5.45 x 39 mm cartridge and bullet. It's arranged as more of a complement to the AK-47 page but differs in the necessary areas.

Bullet Yaw is against international law?[edit]

The only international law concerning rifle bullets used in war is rifle hollow points. They're not allowed. In one case where a US bullet has a tiny HP on top, there were some controversy, in which it was deem acceptable because the bullet, despite the tiny HP, did not perform like a regular rifle HP. However, I do not know of any law that concerns with bullet yaw, and said bullet yaw not only occurs when soft targets are struck, but covers such as wood. A comparison of the AK-47 and M16 by a show on Discovery Channel (I suspect it was in collaboration with BBC, it has mainly British experts and a British narrator) had a high-speed shot of the AK bullet tumbling end to end after passing through a wooden barrier.

The Hague Convention of 1899 & 1907, Declaration III, and international treaty, covers the prohibited use of expanding ammunition. 26 countries attended, Mexico and the United States were the only two countries in attendance from the Americas. Russia was a participant at the 1899 & 1907 conventions. No cite was found showing they signed either treaty. Link follows:Link to Hague Convention Declaration III

WP Note[edit]

I've reviewed this for WP:POLAND and I don't believe it is important enough to be included under that project. Milhist Polish task force is enough.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 21:05, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Somewhat wrong[edit]

The Western sources (Williams etc.) have very incomplete information about the development of this gun/program. Trials for a 5.45 mm weapon were held as early as 1968, with several contestants, including Kalashnikov's A-3. There was a 5.6 mm proposal even in 1965. A good source to fix this article (and the associated 5.45×39mm) one is: Монетчиков (Monetchikov), С.Б. (Sergei) (2005). История русского автомата [The History of Russian Assault Rifle] (in Russian). St. Petersburg: Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps. ISBN 5-98655-006-4. , part II, chapter 1, pp. 134-157. Someone not using his real name (talk) 20:27, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

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