The AEK-919 "Kashtan" ("Chestnut") is a Russian submachine gun developed in the mid-1990s by employees of the Special Design Bureau of the Kovrov Mechanical Plant, based on the Steyr MPi 69/81. The first version of the "Kashtan", indexed AEK-919, was manufactured by an experimental batch, which had time to be tested in a combat situation. According to its results, the weapon was modified: the dimensions and weight were reduced, the reliability of the automation was increased, the buttstock design was changed. This is how the AEK-919K appeared, which, around 1995, was launched into full-fledged mass production at the Kovrov Mechanical Plant (KMZ).
In 1999, the AEK-919K underwent a slight restyling and received a more ergonomic receiver of modern design. In this form, it was produced at Kovrov plant for another 8 years, until in 2007 weapons production was transferred from the Kovrov to the V.A. Degtyarev Plant (ZiD).
(1994 - Present)
- Type: Submachine Gun
- Caliber(s): 9x18mm Makarov, 9x19mm Parabellum (AEK-918v)
- Weight: 3.6 lbs (1.7 kg)
- Length: 12.8 in (32.5 cm)
- Barrel length: 6.6 in (16.7 cm)
- Capacity: 20 or 30
- Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto
The AEK-919K Kashtan and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Game Title||Appears as||Note||Release Date|
|7.62 High Calibre||w/ suppressor and red dot sight||2008|
|Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades||2016|
- V.A. Degtyarev Plant - A list of all firearms manufactured by V.A. Degtyarev Plant (ZiD).