AO-62 assault rifle

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Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Peter Andreevich Tkachev
Designed 1962
Cartridge 5.45×39mm
Caliber 5.45mm
Action Recoil operated
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights

The AO-62 is a 5.45×39mm calibre assault rifle that led to the development of the AN-94 Abakan assault rifle. It is recoil operated with a special device that can resist recoil when the first three rounds are fired. This rifle predates the similarly[clarification needed] operated Heckler & Koch G11 and AN-94 assault rifles.


  • "Солдат удачи" номер 9 (72) 2000 Д.Ширяев "Кто изобрел автомат Калашникова"; excerpt

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