Accession Number : AD0841811

Title :   THE ASSAULT RIFLE. A DEPENDABLE FRIEND,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Yurchuk, S.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This is a description of what should be included in an introductory class for military trainees who are being familiarized with the Kalashnikov Assault Rifle. The article covers the nomenclature and functioning of the main parts of the weapon and lists the four types of bullets used in the AK. There is a lengthy but elementary discussion of the principles and operation of automatic firing and a brief resume of the characteristics of the rifle. The article includes a detailed diagram of the AK with a list of 52 parts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, RIFLES), (*RIFLES, USSR), EJECTORS(ORDNANCE), EXPLOSION GASES, FIRING MECHANISMS(WEAPON), OBTURATION(BALLISTICS), INCENDIARY AMMUNITION, TRACER AMMUNITION, ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION, TRAINING DEVICES, TEACHING METHODS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, INSTRUCTORS.

Subject Categories : Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE