The AKM is one of the Weapons available in Squad. The AKM was adopted as the standard service rifle of the Soviet Army in 1959 and stayed in service until 1974 when it was replaced by the modernised AK-74. The AKM is an upgraded variant of the predecessor AK-47.
General Information[edit | edit source]
The AKM is a long stroke, piston operated, rotating bolt assault rifle. It was designed by Russian designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1957 to create a modernised version of his first successful rifle, the AK-47.
The AKM has a laminated wooden buttstock like every Soviet-era Kalashnikov rifle, a slant cut muzzle brake, modified trigger assembly, iron sights, and gas block. In comparison to its predecessor, the AKM weighs less and is easier to manufacture than the AK-47. Like its predecessor, the AK-47, the AKM uses 7.62x39 mm cartridges. The AKM had local variants built in many Warsaw Pact countries and was exported to dozens more. It is still in service with over 40 nations worldwide, and so many were built that thousands found their way into the hands of anyone who needed weapons.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
- The AKM magazine holds 30 rounds.
- Can be fired on automatic and semi-automatic.
- Since the AKM is seen as a weapon used by rebels like every Soviet Kalashnikov rifle, it is used by the rebel factions: the Insurgents and the Irregular Militia. It is issued to the Rifleman class.
- The AKM is capable of effectively engaging targets as far as 300 meters away with reasonable accuracy.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The AKM-S is an AKM with a folding stock.
- AKM stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy (Автомат Калашникова Модернизированный) which means in English from Russian, "Kalashnikov modernized automatic rifle."
- There are more than 10,000,000 AKM rifles in existence; seven and a half times less than the AK-47 and two times more than the AK-74.
- After the Soviet Army dissolved in 1991, millions of AKM and AK-74 rifles in the Russian Federation were stored for homeland defense by the Russian Ground Forces (RGF).