The AK-105
Type Carbine
Place of origin Russia
Service history
In service 2001
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1994
Manufacturer Izhmash
Produced 1994
Variants AK-102, AK-104
Weight 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) with empty magazine
Length 824 mm (32.4 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
Barrel length 314 mm (12.4 in)

Cartridge 5.45×39mm
Caliber 5.45mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 840 m/s (2,800 ft/s)
Effective firing range 500 m (550 yd)
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Adjustable iron sights, equipped with dove-tail side rail for attaching various optical and night sights

The AK-105 is a shortened carbine version of the AK-74M rifle, which in turn was derived from the original AK-47 design and its AK-74 successor. The AK-102, AK-104, and AK-105 are very similar in design, the only difference being the caliber and corresponding magazine type. The AK-105 is chambered to fire 5.45×39mm ammunition. The AK-105 is supplementing AKS-74U carbines in Russian Army service since 2001.[1]


Compared to the AK-74M, AK-101, and AK-103, which are full-size assault rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. However, the AK-105 also features a solid, side-folding polymer stock, unlike the shorter, skeleton-stocked AKS-74U.[2] The AK-105 uses an adjustable notched rear tangent iron sight calibrated in 100 m (109 yd) increments from 100 to 500 m (109 to 547 yd). The front sight is a post adjustable for elevation in the field. Horizontal adjustment is done by the armory before issue. The AK-105 has a muzzle booster derived from the AKS-74U.

Protective coatings ensure excellent corrosion resistance of metal parts. Forearm, magazine, butt stock and pistol grip are made of high strength plastic. The weapon is equipped with a flash hider.[3]

The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.


See also


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  4. Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 651 от 9 июля 2002 г.
  5. Приказ Министерства внутренних дел РФ № 611 от 4 августа 2006 г. "Об утверждении перечней специальных средств, видов, типов и моделей огнестрельного и газового оружия, патронов и боеприпасов к нему, норм обеспечения ими работников военизированных и сторожевых подразделений ФГУП "Охрана" МВД России" (приложение № 2)
  6. Постановление Правительства РФ № 776 от 2 октября 2009 г. "Об обеспечении боевым ручным стрелковым и иным оружием, патронами к нему, специальными средствами, оборудованием и снаряжением Федеральной службы судебных приставов"
  7. http://www.izhmash.ru/rus/arc/250406.shtml. Retrieved 16 November 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. Defence Web. "Namibia receives Russian small arms". defenceweb.co.za. defenceweb. Retrieved 18 June 2016.

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