Drawing of the TKB-408.
Type Bullpup assault rifle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Production history
Designer German A. Korobov
Designed 1946
Weight 4.3 kg
Length 790 mm

Cartridge 7.62×39mm
Caliber 7.62 mm
Action Gas-operated, tilting bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Feed system 30-round detachable AK magazine
Sights Iron sights

The TKB-408 was an early gas-operated prototype bullpup assault rifle with a tilting bolt. It was created by German A. Korobov and submitted to a set of official trials conducted in 1946 to select an assault rifle for the Red Army. None of the designs submitted to these trials were selected, although the AK-47 that was later adopted was a heavily modified variant of Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-46.

The TKB-408 can be fired semi- or full-automatic. The firing mode selector is located on the left side of the receiver above the pistol grip. The design incorporates no provisions for firing from the left shoulder. It is chambered in the 7.62×39mm round and has an overall length of 790 mm.

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