AO-38 assault rifle

Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Peter Andreevich Tkachev
Designed 1965
Manufacturer TsNIITochMash
Cartridge 5.45×39mm
Caliber 5.45mm
Action Gas operated
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights

The AO-38 is a 5.45×39mm assault rifle and AK derivative designed by Peter Andreevich Tkachev and first to use the Balanced Automatic Recoil System (BARS) to improve stability giving better accuracy over AK-74's. Its derivatives are the AK-107 and AEK-971.


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