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AO64

AO64M

AO-64
Country of origin

Soviet Union

Manufacturer(s)

TsNIITochMash

Designer(s)

A. S. Kulikov
V. I. Suslov

Year(s) designed

1989

Weapon type

General purpose machine gun

Caliber

6×49mm

Action

Gas-operated

Overall length

115 centimetres (45 inches)

Weight empty

6.5 kilograms (14 pounds) (with bipod)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Belt

Muzzle velocity

1,120 metres per second (3,700 feet per second)

The AO-64 was a general-purpose machine gun chambered in the 6×49mm round.

OverviewEdit

This gas-operated machine gun was designed as a potential replacement general purpose machine gun to replace what was considered the rather dated 7.62×54mmR general purpose machine gun, the PK machine gun. The AO-64 never advanced past prototype stages. It only had provisions for full-auto fire.

VariantsEdit

AO-64

Standard variant.

AO-64M Gashetka

Supposedly modernized variant with no noticeable differences.

ReferencesEdit