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AKM
AKM
Production information
Manufacturer

Tula Arsenal
Izhmash

Type

Assault rifle

Technical specifications
Size

Length

  • 88 cm
Feed system
  • 20-round detachable box magazine
  • 30-round detachable box magazine
  • 40-round detachable box magazine
Ammunition
  • 7.62×39mm M43
Operation

Gas operated, rotating bolt

Rate of fire

600 rounds/min

Range

350 m (effective)
1,000 m (maximum)

Usage
Era(s)

Mid 20th-21st century

Affiliation

Val Verde rebels
Colombian Scorpions

  [Source]
The AKM (Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy, literally "Kalashnikov modernized automatic rifle") is a Russian-made assault rifle chambered for the 7.62×39mm M43 cartridge. As its name implies, it is an updated version of the immensely successful AK-47 assault rifle.

OverviewEdit

Compared to the AK-47, the AKM features numerous improvements mainly aimed at simplifying and speeding up mass production. Most notably, the AK-47's milled receiver was replaced with a stamped metal alternative that was far quicker and cheaper to manufacture.

Taking its multiple variants into account, more AK-47s have been produced than all other assault rifles combined. The AKM is the most widespread of these variants, and as such is the most successful infantry weapon in history. Famous for its cheap production costs, simplicity and near-indestructible reliability under even the harshest of conditions, the AKM is employed by countless military forces and unofficial groups all over the world. Despite being replaced in Soviet front-line military service by the AK-74 in the late 1970s, the AKM is still in use with Russian reserve units today, and remains a mainstay of many African, Middle Eastern and Asian military forces.

AppearancesEdit

In Predator, most of the guerrilla rebels in the Republic of Val Verde are armed with AKM rifles.

In Predator 2, several AKMs are seen in the Colombian Scorpions' armory at the beginning of the film, although they are never used on-screen.

In Predators, RUF death squad member Mombasa carries a folding-stock AKMS as his main weapon.

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