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    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S) Assault Rifle (1950)

    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S) Assault Rifle (1950)

    The AKS system was based on the AK47, but featured a folding steel butt.


    Picture of Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S)


    Staff Writer (6/12/2014): The AKS was derived from the base AK47 assault rifle though produced with a folding steel butt instead of the fixed wood stock found in the original. Despite this change, the AKS was a visual mirror of its predecessor. The folding butt made the AKS more compact and could be issued to airborne elements needing a portable infantry rifle. When folded, the butt would swing under the pistol trigger grip, under and in front of the 30-round detachable box magazine. Cartridge type was the traditional M1943 7.62x39mm type.





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    Technical Specifications:
    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S)
    Assault Rifle


    Country of Origin: Soviet Union
    Manufacturer: Various - Soviet Union
    Initial Year of Service: 1950


    Overall Length: 869 mm (34.21 in)
    Barrel Length: 0.00 mm (0.00 in)
    Weight (Empty): 9.48 lb (4.30 kg)


    Caliber*: 7.62x39mm M1943
    Action: Gas-Operated; Automatic
    Feed: 30-Round Detachable Box
    Rate-of-Fire: 775 rounds per minute


    * Listed caliber(s) for firearms may be model dependent if more than one model type/chambering was produced. Always consult official manufacturer's information or a licensed dealer.


    Variants:
    AK-47 - Base Model Series Designation


    AK-M - "Modernized" AK47; reintroduction of steel stamping production process.

    AKM-S - Folding Butt

    AKS-47 - Folding Butt

    Tabuk - Iraq Model of the AK47


    Operators:
    Soviet Union