The AKM (Russian: модернизи́рованный Автома́т Кала́шникова, tr. modernizírovanny Avtomát Kaláshnikova, lit. Modernized Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle) is a 7.62mm assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is a common modernized variant of the AK-47 rifle developed in the 1940s.
Introduced into service with the Soviet Army in 1959, the AKM is the most ubiquitous variant of the entire AK series of firearms and it has found widespread use with most member states of the former Warsaw Pact and its African and Asian allies as well as being widely exported and produced in many other countries. The production of these rifles was carried out at both the Tula Arms Plant and Izhmash. It was officially replaced in Soviet frontline service by the AK-74 in the late 1970s, but remains in use worldwide.
The main variant of the AKM in game is the AKMS (S – Skladnoy – Folding), which was equipped with an under-folding metal shoulder stock in place of the fixed wooden stock. The metal stock of the AKMS is somewhat different from the folding stock of the previous AKS-47 model as it has a modified locking mechanism, which locks both support arms of the AKMS stock instead of just one (left arm) as in the AKS-47 folding model. It is also made of riveted steel pressings, instead of the milled versions of most AKS-47s.
The AKM was produced in the following versions: AKMP, AKML and AKMLP, whereas the AKMS led to the following models – AKMSP, AKMSN and AKMSNP. It is designed especially for use by paratroopers–as the folding stock permits more space for other equipment when jumping from a plane and then landing.
AKM is a powerful assault rifle that is more used than the M4A1 due to the damage it inflicts especially to close-combat enemies. But with its high recoil, it is best used when equipped with rifle compensator and other attachments to improve accuracy.
|Guns||Assault Rifles||M4A1 • AKM • AR15 • AN94 • M14EBR • ACR • AUG|
|Sniper Rifles||SVD • QBU88 • AWM • M110 • AS VAL • BARRETT|
|SMGs||MP5 • MP7 • PP19 • P90 • Thompson • VECTOR|
|Shotguns||M1887 • M870 • AA12 • SAIGA-12 • WRO|
|Pistols||G18C • Desert Eagle|
|Others||Melee||Fist • Frying Pan • Crowbar • Rubber Chicken • Damascus Knife|
|Throwables||Frag Grenade • Chicken Grenade • Molotov Cocktail • Smoke Grenade • Stun Grenade|
|Attachments||Muzzle • Optics • Lower Rail • Magazines • Stocks|
|Ammunition||Rifle Ammo • SR Ammo • SMG Ammo • SG Ammo • Pistol Ammo|