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AO-46
AO-46
Country of origin

USSR

Manufacturer(s)

TsNIITochMash

Designer(s)

Peter Tkachev

Weapon type

PDW

Caliber

5.45x39mm

The AO-46 is a gas-operated 5.45x39mm caliber compact carbine/assault rifle and one of the worlds first PDW concepts. Although not very ergonomic, It is a reliable weapon but better off as a personal defense weapon for downed aircrew etc., as well as a close quarter battle weapon.

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