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The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.


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Let's all take a trip back to the late 1970s and early 1980s.  This was the time of punk.  This was the time of despair.   Punk was all about minimalism; strip everything down to a few chords, wear

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So what, my 5.56 rounds are groundbreaking too if I shoot the dirt.

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   Night shooting of military police officers of the Western Military District in the Nizhny Novgorod Region (c) of the RF Ministry of Defense. The photographs show the AK74M assault rifles and the 1PN93 sight.

 

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   It is clearly seen why, since the second half of the 80s, there was a search for the optimal mass production muzzle device for the AK74 / AK74M. Muzzle devices of the modernized AK74 under the name A60, A61, borrowed from the RPK74, in 1987 showed an excellent muzzle suppression effect, especially when firing in bursts. But the decrease in efficiency at the same time did not satisfy the MO, so until now for the new rifle Army had requirements for the presence of a muzzle brake, while already in the 200th series and in the RMO, flash suppressors (with a compensator function) were introduced.

 

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3 hours ago, Slakrrrrrr said:

Might have been posted already, but I like this video. I personally wasn't aware of what kinds of innovations in portable weapons technology have been made in the last few years.

 

 

 

   So 1st one is basically PP-2000 and 2nd is SR-3M. Some hardcore i n n o v a t i o n right there.

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These are the standard barrel length variant of the QBZ-191

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New pictures of short barrel variant:

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Most likely the QBU-191, precision DMR version:

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They mention that the QBU-191 variant will each come with an LPVO similar to the Trijicon VCOG in this video. It's likely is that the QBU-191 comes with the MLOK type handguard since in the pictures with the rifles with those handguards also seem to come with a LPVO scope.

 

One design requirement is that these rifles must be Wifi compatible (Actually the nightvision scope)

 

 

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http://www.ak-info.ru/joomla/index.php/aaka/32-ak5pokolenie/266-ak12mabout

   Modernised AK-12 (6P70M) photos. Main changes are new stock, pistol grip and trigger guard+mag catch button, new rear iron sight, ramrod now lives inside of slightly changed handguard.

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   Rear sight on AK-12 (modernised), on first appeared on AK-19

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   New pistol grip-trigger guard-mag catch button part and stock, also from AK-19

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   Lower handguard with notches inside of it to store ramrod (marked with Klingon letter "Г")

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