AO-27 rifle

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Assaul AO-27.jpg
TypeAssault rifle
Place of originSoviet Union
Production history
DesignerDmitry Ivanovich Shiryayev
Mass3.2 kg (without rounds)
Length893 mm
Barrel length415 mm

Caliber7.62 mm (3 mm flechette)
Rate of fire700 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity1060 m/s
Feed system30-round detachable box magazine
SightsIron sights

The 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.[1]

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  1. ^ "Экспериментальный автомат Ширяева АО-27" (in Russian). Retrieved 27 May 2016.