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  • TT: Russian small miracle

  • In 2008 marks the 75th anniversary of adopting one of the best Soviet models of handguns - 7.62 mm semi-automatic pistol design FV Tokarev TT model 1933.


  • Your word, Comrade Mauser

  • first self-loading pistols, adopted the Russian army in the early XX century, became foreign-made pistols, primarily Belgian and German. These during the First World War and American samples were added.


  • Limbo pistols in Russia (Part I)

  • Revolvers and pistols, as a personal weapon of attack and defense, are designed to destroy enemy personnel at ranges up to 50 m, and they can be both rifled and smoothbore. Coming a long evolution, they became the most common weapon of personal self-defense, won a firm place in the system of arms army and law enforcement agencies, as well as the so-called.


  • Grenade XM307

  • XM307 Roots of XM307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon (ACSW), also known as the XM307 25 mm Airbursting Weapon, lie in document SAMP2000 (Small Arms Master Plan 2000), released in the U.S. in the late 1980s.


  • 30mm rifle grenade Gewehrgranatgerat / Schiessbecher

  • Gewehrgranatgerat (Schiessbecher) In 1940 a Wehrmacht was adopted by 30-mm rifle grenade Gewehrgranatgerat (mortars for rifle grenades), also called Schiessbecher (shooting cup). German rifle grenade used to control open and protected by armor targets (armored vehicles, tanks). device Gewehrgranatgerat (Schiessbecher) Archery fragmentation grenade was conducted and piercing (cumulative) rifle grenades, grenade often used propaganda.


  • AEK-971 / AEK-972 / AEK-973

  • AEK-971 (A sample of the first half of the 1980s) After working of new weapons in August 1981 Soviet gunsmiths under development work on the theme "Creating automatic, 1.5 times higher than on the effectiveness of an AK-74," known under the code "Abakan", have begun to develop advanced models of automatic weapons.


  • Automatic AK-55 / AKM-63 / AMD-65 / AMP-69

  • AK-55 In the mid-1950s adopted the Hungarian People's Army (Magyar Nyphadsereg) was adopted automatic AK-55 7.62x39 mm caliber.


  • Amphibious AFM-DT "Sea Lion»

  • AFM-DT "Sea Lion» Shop for underwater shooting At the end of the 1990s introduced a new single dvuhstredny special machine with a combined power of AFM-DT "Sea Lion", intended to arm frogmen and serves to destroy the enemy under water and on land.


  • AO-46

  • AO-46 In 1969 TsNIITochmash Officer Peter A. Tkachev own initiative created a prototype lightweight compact machine developed by promising maloimpulsnogo 5,45 x39 mm. Senior automatic Tkachev was designated AO-46. Automatic AO-46 was seen as a personal defense weapon troops who are not involved in direct fire contact with the enemy (artillery, missile crews, tankers, support workers, etc.


  • Automatic (automatic rifle) Cristobal Carbine M1 / M2 / M3 / M1962

  • Cristobal M1 With folded butt automatic carbine model Cristobal is a rather unusual pattern of automatic weapons, which is difficult to clearly classify. On the one hand, automatic device, it can be attributed to a sub-machine gun as shooting from open bolt.


  • Baryshev AB-5, 45 / AB-7, 62 / AVB-7, 62

  • 7,62-mm machine Baryshev AB-7, 62 With unfolded butt Since 1962 Soviet inventor Anatoly F. Baryshev initiative (without government support) began work on the types of small arms, the fundamental difference from the existing model is the significant reduction of recoil when firing, which would allow for the same characteristics increase the accuracy of fire 3-4 times.


  • Automatic two secondary special ADS

  • ADS in the base konfiguraii With integrated grenade launcher And mounted grenade launcher sight Automatic underwater special MTA In 1970 adopted the Navy frogmen of the USSR (later the Russian Navy) and other entities associated with the duty on the water were taken underwater pistol SPP-1 and APS underwater machine, designed primarily for use under water.


  • Fedorov Avtomat

  • Fighting Russian-Japanese War of 1904 - 1905's revealed the urgent need to increase the density and rate of fire handguns. In Russia, the design of individual automatic weapon for infantry began immediately after the war.


  • Automatic revolver Webley-Fosbery

  • Webley-Fosbery sample 1901 At the end of the XIX century British Army Colonel George Vincent Fosbury (George Vincent Fosbery, 1832-1907 gg.) invented the design of automatic revolver, which he claimed, combines simplicity and reliability of the device revolver with a rate of an automatic pistol.


  • Kalashnikov AK-9

  • AK-9 In the second half of the 1980s CRI TOCHMASH designers have developed two versions of a single system of "silent" weapon, uniform for details and spare parts and designated for noiseless and flameless fire at ranges up to 400 meters.


  • Kalashnikov AK-12

  • AK-12 In mid-2011 the initiative to NGO "Izhmash", on the basis of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, work has begun on a new machine that meets the requirements of modern firearms and designed to replace the production and the Russian Army and other security agencies previous versions of the Kalashnikov family of automata (AK and AKM line AK-74 and AK-hundredth series). Development machine was carried out under the leadership of the NGO "Izhmash" Zlobina Vladimir.


  • Kalashnikov AK-47 / AKS-47

  • Serial Kalashnikov assault rifle AK release after 1951, With milled receiver the summer of 1943 at a meeting of the People's Commissariat of Defense, the results of the study captured German machine MKb 42 (H) and the U.S. carbine M1, a decision was made on the need to urgently develop its weapons complex under the intermediate cartridge, provides the possibility of effective infantry firing on distances of about 400 meters (outside opportunities SMGs). cartridge 7.62x39 mm Develop new complex was started with the creation of a new cartridge, and in November 1943 to all organizations involved in the development of small arms, were sent to the drawings and specifications of the new 7.62x39 mm cartridge, developed by designers and Semin Yelizarov.


  • Kalashnikov AK-74 / AKS-74 / AK-74N / AKS-74N

  • Kalashnikov AK-74 emergence in the second half of the twentieth century, a Kalashnikov AK-74 was associated with a tendency of transition and adoption of small arms ammunition for smaller caliber.


  • Kalashnikov AK-74M

  • AK-74M At the end of the 1980s before the Soviet gunsmiths was tasked with creating a new machine, which would be reflected gained combat experience in Afghanistan, the use of 5.45-mm Kalashnikov assault rifle of 1974 AK-74. The Afghan war has revealed the need for some changes in the design of these weapons.


  • Kalashnikov AK-101 / AK-102 / AK-103 / AK-104 / AK-105

  • collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to a radical change in the political and economic situation in Russia, which in turn affected the fundamental review of military policy.


  • Kalashnikov AK-107 / AK-108

  • AK-107 (top) AK-108 (below) At the end of the 1990s on the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (Izhmash) based on earlier designs created for the competition program "Abakan", machines were developed with the so-called "balanced" automatics - AK-107 and AK-108 differing from each other only used ammunition.


  • Kalashnikov AKM / AKMS / AKMN / AKMSN

  • modernized Kalashnikov AKM Early release appearance in the first half of the 1950s in the Soviet Union experienced machine Korobov, surpassing the Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-47 on the accuracy of fire, as well as easier and cheaper to produce, led to the emergence in 1955 of new tactical and technical requirements for a lite courier.


  • Kalashnikov AKS-74U

  • AKS-74U After the Great Patriotic War and the movement of armed forces in the family of small arms AK-47, the Soviet Union was not accepted into service any production prototype submachine gun, although the need for this type of weapon was observed and quite sharp.


  • Kbk wz 88 Tantal / Kbk wz 90 Tantal

  • Kbk wz 88 Tantal In 1991 adopted the airborne troops and special units of the Polish Army entered one of the most original versions 5.45-mm Kalashnikov assault rifle - Kbk wz. 88 «TANTAL». first work in Poland over maloimpulsnogo small arms were developed in research and development center in the city of Radom in 1980.


  • Korobov TKB-454

  • TKB-454-43 After an unsuccessful participation machine TKB-408 Korobov in the 1946-1947 to the new 7.62-mm machine gun for the Soviet Army, the talented Soviet designer German A. Korobov continued search for new solutions to create a more efficient automatic weapons.


  • Korobov TKB-022 series

  • TKB-022 number 1 After the Second World War, to participate in the competition for new small arms Soviet Red Army, arms designer German A. Korobov began to develop a machine TKB-408 chambered for 7.62x39 mm, built in layout "Bullpup". However, automatic Korobov TKB-408 was eliminated from the competition, and has been adopted Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-47. Once automatic TKB-408 was rejected, Korobov for some time refused to build Bullpup weapons, but in the early 1960s, returned to it, creating a whole family of machines under the symbol TCB-022 (TCB - Tula Design Bureau), with each new sample was significantly different from the previous.


  • Korobov TKB-059

  • prototype TKB-059 In the early 1960s, a talented designer of the Soviet small arms Herman Alexandrovich Korobov in the Tula Design Bureau developed the so-called "Device ST». device ST is a unique triple-machine created by the scheme and bullpup intended for testing the possibilities of using salvo firing of hand-held firearms.


  • Korobov TKB-072

  • TKB-072 In the 1960s, the USSR had begun work on a new intermediate cartridge maloimpulsnogo small caliber 5.45 mm for automatic weapons. In 1965, the Ministry of Defense of the USSR decided to create a 5.45-mm small complex, and in 1966 issued Grau tactical and technical requirements for the development of the new machine.


  • Korobov TKB-0111

  • TKB-0111 In 1974, with the adoption of the Soviet Army 5.45mm AK-74 completed a certain stage in the development of the Soviet small arms. The main achievement was the development of a powerful, easy maloimpulsnogo patron 5.45h39 mm. However, the AK-74, including in combat conditions, manifested a number of shortcomings sushestvenno primarily poor accuracy when firing bursts: only the first two bullets went to the goal, and the rest went up and to the side.


  • Korobov TKB-408

  • Automatic Korobov TKB-408 In 1943 the Artillery Committee of the Main Artillery Directorate (GAU) USSR amounted to tactical and technical requirements for the development of the machine under the new interim 7.62mm 1943 cartridge.




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