Russia’s new weapon of choice – the #Kalashnikov AK-12 – an annotated infographic

Good news – that is, if you enjoy shooting Ukrainian soldiers in the face. If that’s not your bag, the news that the Russian military has declared that the AK-12 assault rifle will soon replace the AK-74 as its new weapon of choice may largely leave you as cold as a Siberian gulag.

The AK-12 will become the standard-issue infantry rifle to troops in service with the Russian military. The rifle is capable of firing both Russian and NATO-calibre ammunition. It’s nice to have that choice, really.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.


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