The Russian Army has upgraded its AKM assault rifles and Aassault rifles to KM-AK standard with 1.5 times stronger capabilities and Vietnam is also moving in this direction.
Russian troops under Putin have had a lot of improvements and upgrades and the army is no exception. The AK-47s range from the 1940s to the 1950s after many improvements have become AK-74s, AK-103s, … and this time was integrated into a gun adapter called KM -AK Obevs, including retractors, handles and new hoods, especially picatinny rails for more accessories
With KM-AK Obevs option, the tactical features of the AK-74 assault rifle have increased by 1.5 times compared to before the modernization, enough for the kit. Ratnik costume waiting to be replaced with a higher tech gun model.
The improvement of the Russian military has attracted the attention of countries previously used AK-47s, AK-74s, AKMs, etc., and the Vietnamese army is said to be advancing. Take the necessary steps to upgrade these AK rifles
AKM rifle is 7.62mm assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is a common modernized variant of the AK-47 rifle developed in the 1940s. In recent years, Viet Nam Army have made improvements based on the STL-1 assault rifle. The STL-1 is an improved version of the AKM rifle and resumed to have similiar capabilities to AK-103 rifle, and the improvements are not quite akin to the KM-AK Obevs conversion kit for the AKM rifle. The AKM has a plastic under-seat cushion to incorporate an M203 grenade launcher, along with the addition of the new AK-74 fire-bellows, as well as the left-hand folding cover. However, the difference and the shortcoming of improvements in STL-1 is that Vietnam’s STL-1A still uses steel side rails to mount the viewfinder in “clamshell” form but not picatinny rails. This is something that needs to be quickly improved.
But first and foremost, we must assert that the production of adapters with the equivalent of KM-AK rifle is entirely within the reach of factories like Z111, so we should quickly apply this configuration to The STL-2A (or STL-1B) version replaces the STL-1A with additional components such as the current one.
AKM assault rifle specifications:
- Designer : Mikhail Kalashnikov
- Weight: 3.1Kg
- Length: 880mm
- Barrel length: 415mm
- Caliber: 7.62mm
- Cartridge : 7.62×39mm M43
- Effective firing range : 300-400m
- Maximum range: 2,500m
- Rate of fight : 600 rds / min