AK-9 - the machine not accepted for service
The name of Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, a man,who created the most reliable and used machine, is known all over the world. His offspring was adopted by the armies of 50 countries. It is the most used of the whole arsenal of small arms. No wonder that among the most famous inventions of the 20th century, along with the atomic bomb, there is the Kalashnikov assault rifle. This type of small arms is very popular in almost all countries of the world, and in Egypt, it even erected a monument. By its simplicity of construction and high degree of reliability, AK is not equal among existing ones. The quality of its operation is not affected either by all kinds of weather conditions, or by different temperature characteristics. The ability to conduct fire is not affected by various types of clogging the body - from water to sand and dirt.
History of the AK-9
Speaking about AK-9, one can not help but dwell onhistorical moments. Let's start with the creation of the AK-47. When in 1943 a cartridge with a caliber of 7.62 mm appeared, the question arose about the development of a new type of small arms compatible with this cartridge. Along with the well-known designers of that period, Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov worked on the creation of a new type of automatic weapon. In 1947, the AK-47 assault rifle was adopted by the Soviet Army. With a decrease in the caliber of the cartridge to 5.45 mm, Kalashnikov creates an AK-74 automatic. In the eighties, a modification of the AKS-74U appeared - a shortened automatic. In the same period, AKM-74 is produced, intended for use with an optical sight. The next developments of "Yuzhmash" were Kalashnikov assault rifles, included in the so-called hundredth series, designed for the most used calibers.
Review of AK-9
Based on the models of the hundredth series and wasAK-9 automatic machine was designed. Developments of weapons were conducted since 2006, and in 2009 at the exhibition "GROWTH-2009" this rifle complex was presented. The machine is designed in such a way that special 9mm cartridges with subsonic bullet speed (SP-5, SP-6) can be used for it. For a noiseless and flameless conduct of fire on the trunk of the machine can be installed a special removable device. The AK-9 was based on the design of the AK74-M. The difference between them is only in reducing the parameters (length) of the nodes of the gas engine and the barrel itself. The application made of polymer material was left unchanged. The AK-9 store has 20 rounds, as in OC-14. The maximum distance at which it is possible to firing is 400 meters. This weapon is a worthy replacement for machines such as 9A-91, AS VAL.
New developments of the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant
For today, the developers of Izhmash are notstop on the successes achieved. Starting in 2011, a new base AK-12 was introduced, which is accompanied by 20 additional modifications. The new model is equipped with a more modern sight and the ability to work with different types of cartridges.