Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Russia
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Variants AK-104, AK-105
Weight 3.0 kg (6.6 lb) without magazine
Length 824 mm (32.44 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
Barrel length 314 mm (12.36 in)
Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rds/min
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,789 ft/s)
Maximum range 500 m
Feed system 30 round magazine
Sights Adjustable Iron Sights, Equipped with optical plate for attaching various scopes
The AK-102 is a shortened carbine version of the AK-101 rifle, which in turn was derived from the original AK-47 design and its AK-74 successor. The AK-102, AK-104, and AK-105 are very similar in design, the only difference being the caliber and corresponding magazine type. The AK-102 is an export version chambered to fire 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition.
Compared to the AK-101 and AK-103, which are full-size rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. Whereas the AK-10X rifles have longer barrels, full-length gas pistons, and solid, side-folding polymer stocks, the AKS-74U is shorter, and features a skeleton stock.
The rifle is made out of a lightweight, shock-proof plastic that replaces the wood on older models. The new plastic frame prevents weather deterioration, as well as rusting. The plastic frame also makes the weapon considerably lighter than the wooden models. The magazine is also lighter, and more durable than older models, being made out of reinforced fiberglass. The butt stock is also made of plastic, making it lighter, more durable, and it is hollow, allowing a field kit to be stored in side of it.
The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.
This is a quicky post for ebear to look at and others interested in the AK style. All info is from Wikipedia and the pic is from www.enemyforces.com