Official Soviet AKM Manual

Official Soviet AKM Manual


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Official Soviet AKM Manual by James F. Gebhardt, U.S.S.R. Army

This official military manual, available in English for the first time, was originally published by the Soviet Ministry of Defence. The 7.62mm AKM assault rifle and its folding-stock twin, the AKMS, were based on the popular AK-47 design. This illustrated manual covers the history, function, maintenance, assembly and disassembly, confirmation of zero, penetration characteristics of various cartridges, trajectory and dispersion patterns, accessories and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581600100
Publisher: Paladin Press
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

James F. Gebhardt is a retired U.S. Army officer who served as an enlisted infantryman (1966-69), armor officer (1974-83) and Soviet foreign area officer (1984-91). Gebhardt performed military duty in the Soviet Union and has escorted numerous Soviet scientific, military and diplomatic personnel on U.S. military installations in the United States.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - General Information
Chapter 2 - Disassembly and Assembly of the Rifle
Chapter 3 - Nomenclature and Construction of the Rifle's Components and Mechanisms, Accessories and Cartridges
Chapter 4 - Function of the Rifle's components and Mechanisms
Chapter 5 - Maintenance of the Rifle, its Storage and Preservation
Chapter 6 - Inspection of the Rifle and Preparation for Firing
Chapter 7 - Confirmation of the Rifle's Zero and Bringing it to a Normal Zero
Chapter 8 - Methods for Firing the Rifle
Chapter 9 - Conduct of Fire with the Rifle
Appendix A Ballistic and Design Data of the 7.62mm Modernized Kalashnikov Rifle and Type-1943 Cartridge
Appendix B Penetration Characteristics of the Type-1943 Cartridge
Appendix C Quantity of Ammunition Required to Defeat a Single Target
Appendix D Ballistic Table
Appendix E Magnitude of Mean Trajectory Over Line of Sight
Appendix F Characteristics of Dispersion
Appendix G Adjustment of Aimpoint to Account for Crosswind and Lateral Target Movement

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