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AO 35 assault rifle

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Type  Assault rifle
Designer  Aleksandr Shilin
Caliber  7.62 mm or 5.45 mm
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Cartridge  7.62×39mm or 5.45×39mm
Action  Gas operated
AO-35 assault rifle

The AO-35 is a prototype assault rifle of Soviet origin. The weapon is an AK-47 derivative using a laminated wood stock to decrease its weight.

A 5.45×39mm version existed; it entered the 1968 trials for the new 5.45×39mm assault rifle, but it was rejected; ultimately the AK-74 would be adopted for this role some years later.

References

AO-35 assault rifle Wikipedia


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