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TKB-022
TKB-022
Country of origin

Soviet Union

Designer(s)

Tula

Production began

1962

Production ended

1968

Weapon type

Bullpup Assault rifle

Caliber

7.62 x 39 mm M43, 5.45 x 39 mm M74(TKB-022PM5)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30 rounds

Cyclic rate

Approx 650 - 750 rounds per minute


The TKB-022 was a series of rifles designed by G.A. Korobov that was manufactured in two forms, a bullpup and a Uzi grip variant.

TKB-022Edit

The TKB-022 came with a grip mounted magazine as a means of making magazine reloading quicker, but was found to have nasty ergonomics for the intended user.

TKB-022PMEdit

One of the most exotic forms of bullpup rifles, this variant used a unique operation using a vertically moving bolt assisted by a U-shaped rammer/extractor to cycle its operation. Cartridge ejection was through a tube above the barrel forward above the muzzle. Another variant, the TKB-022PM5 which was chambered in the 5.45 x 39 mm M74 round.

ReferencesEdit

  • Oruzhie Magazine, Page 9, Issue 5 1998. Issue 6 1998.
  • Оружие 5"98
  • Солдат удачи 6"98
  • Журнал Оружие 2007-08
  • TKB-022 at world.guns.ru

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