The AN-94 (Russian: 5,45-мм автомат Никонова обр. 1994 г. / АН-94 «Абака́н», GRAU designation 6P33) is a rifle of Russian origin. The initials stand for Avtomat Nikonova model of 1994, after its chief designer Gennadiy Nikonov who previously worked on the Nikonov machine gun.
The AN-94 was designed as a potential replacement to the AK-74 series of rifles currently in service with Russian Armed Forces. Due to complex design and expense, its adoption has been very slow and it is in limited use, and it most likely will never become general issue. As of March 2013, the AK-74M is still the general issue rifle used by the Russian Armed Forces, with production of the AN-94 ceasing in 2006.
The stated great advantage of the AN-94 system is its ability to delay the recoil force until two fired rounds have left the barrel. This, it is claimed, increases hit probability under the most adverse combat conditions.The AN-94 offers a unique two-shot burst function at a stated 1800 rounds per minute rate of fire. The Nikonov mechanism fires the second shot in the burst quickly enough to allow it to escape before the recoil of the first shot is felt, thus potentially allowing the two shots to hit somewhat near each other increasing the probability that at least one will hit the target if there was a deficiency in the shooter's aim.
AN94 is a powerful assault rifle with high-accuracy burst fire. Its damage is almost similar to M14EBR but its recoil is higher and may need some attachments to improve accuracy especially in medium to long range combats.
|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|