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AO40
AO-40
Country of origin

Soviet Union

Manufacturer(s)

TsNIITochMash

Designer(s)

Peter Tkachev

Weapon type

Assault rifle

Caliber

5.6mm bullet

Action

Gas-operated

Weight empty

3.11 kilograms (6.9 pounds)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Box magazine

Cyclic rate

900 RPM

The AO-40 is a bullpup assault rifle that was designed by Peter Tkachev.

OverviewEdit

The AO-40 was a rather oddball design with a very oddly-inserted box magazine chambered for a large number of 5.6mm (.22 caliber) bullets. However, this box magazine was also its biggest drawback. The box magazine used a rather interesting and potentially revolutionary system, which appeared to move three rounds through the box magazine through the force of the recoil.

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