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The AK-12 is the latest entry in the legendary Kalashnikov series of rifles. It was developed to replace the AK-74M and the AK-100 series of rifles that was field tested in 2011. While praised by then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Russian Defense Ministry chose not to adopt the AK-12 due to millions of AK-74 rifles still in stockpile. However this changed in 2015, and in 2017 the AK-12 was being trialed for introduction into the Russian military, competing against the A-545 with the intent of eventually phasing out the AK-74M. Finally, the AK-12 and the AK-15 mentioned below entered Russian service in 2018.

During development, the AK-12 didn't have a designation for the different calibers, but this has changed. The standard AK-12 is chambered in 5.45x39mm, while the 7.62x39mm version received the AK-15 designation in 2016, and a 5.56x45mm version called the AK-19 was unveiled in 2020. In the early prototype stages (until Jan 2012), the AK-12 was known as AK-200 and it looked more like an AK-74M/101/103 fitted with rails. Note that the "AK-200" name is now being used on a different AK series intended as an improvement over the 100-series, and that the SR-1 balanced-action sporting rifle based on the AK-107 was also named "AK-15" during its development.

The AK-12 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

AK-12 prototype

AK-12 prototype - 5.45x39mm, early 2012 model
AK-12 prototype - 5.45x39mm. This later 2012 model is the one most commonly found in video games. The main differences compared to the earlier version are the ПР-1-3-АВ selector (as opposed to П-О-З-А), the left-side folding stock and the different pistol grip. Note the Zenitco RK-1 foregrip, 2IKS flashlight & Aimpoint CompM4 type red dot.
AK-12 prototype - 5.45x39mm, 2014 model
AK-12 prototype - 5.45x39mm, 2015 model

The original prototype AK-12 design is notable for having several major departures from the typical AK design, such as having an ambidexterous charging handle and a more AR-styled small selector switch (rather than the large AK lever). This design was iterated upon for a few times between 2011 and 2016, and was eventually replaced by the more conventional 2016 AK-12 design.

Specifications

(2011 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Calibers: 5.45x39mm, 7.62x39mm M43
  • Weight: 7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • Length: 37.2 in (94.5 cm) (28.5 in (72.5 cm) (with stock folded))
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Capacity:
    • 5.45x39mm: 30 and 60-round box magazines, 95-round drum magazine, AK-74 type magazines
    • 7.62x39mm: 30-round box magazine, AK-47/AK-103 type magazines
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/3-Round Burst/Full-Auto (early models), Semi-Auto/2-Round Burst/Full-Auto (later models)

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Operation 7 AK-12 2014 prototype, chambered in 7.62x39mm; added in 2016 update 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms AK200
AK-12
With EOTech red dot sight or ACOG scope AK-200 prototype and AK-12 2012 prototype, added in patches 2007
Cross Fire AK-12 Added in post-release update 2007
Combat Arms AK-12 Added via "Operation: Motherland" content update in 2013 2008
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier AK-200 With Tapco folding stock. Can be fitted with various optional accessories AK-200 prototype, chambered in 7.62x39mm 2012
ArmA III AK-12 Various optional accessories Chambered in 7.62x39mm; added in 2016 Apex DLC 2013
RPK-12 Mockups of 2012 prototypes, chambered in 7.62x39mm; added in 2019 Contact DLC
"AKU-12"
Battlefield 4 AK-12 Various optional accessories Also available in carbine (AK-12U), light machine gun (RPK-12), shotgun (AK-12/76) and designated marksman rifle (SVK-12) versions 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts AK-12 Various optional accessories 2013
Counter-Strike Online 2 Chambered in 7.62x39mm; added in 2014 update 2013
Survarium AK-12 Chambered in 6.5x39mm Grendel 2013
Contract Wars AK-12 Foregrip, red dot sight, 50-round extended magazine 2014
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare AK12 Various optional accessories 2014
Time Crisis 5 Aimpoint red dot, laser sight, flash light, vertical foregrip and M4 type collapsible stock Unusable 2015
Killing Floor 2 Kobra red dot sight and a vertical foregrip 2015
Rainbow Six: Siege Wrap around pistol grip, various optional accessories 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Various optional accessories 2017
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 AK 12 Cut from the game 2017
Black Squad "AK12 GL" Kobra sight, GP-30, and AN-PEQ/15 2017
Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare 2018
Ironsight AK-12 Various optional accessories 2018
World War 3 "AK-15" 2014 AK-12 prototype 2018
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts "MKA-12" 2019
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 "MIK-05" 2021

AK-12

AK-12 - 5.45x39mm. This is the first mass-production version, unveiled in 2017 and adopted for service in 2018. It is nearly identical to the 2016 prototype, save for a different color scheme; some versions of the 2016 model also had a different front sight.
AK-12 - 5.45x39mm. This is the 2020 improved version. The main differences are the new collapsible stock, the new rear sight and the more ergonomic pistol grip with a polymer trigger guard.
AK-12 SP - 5.45x39mm. This version introduced in 2021 has a new stock, fire selector and handguard. It also lacks a burst mode.

The 2016 AK-12 prototype model reverted many of the changes that were brought on by the original prototype AK-12 design, including the ambidexterous charging handle and the small selector switch. This AK-12 model would be the one officially adopted as the AK-12 in 2018.

Specifications

(2016 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle (AK-12), Carbine (AK-12K)
  • Caliber: 5.45x39mm
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Length: 34.4 in (87.5 cm) - 36.8 in (93.5 cm) (27.2 in (69 cm) with stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Capacity: 30 and 60-round box magazines, 95-round drum magazine, AK-74 type magazines
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/2-Round Burst/Full-Auto (AK-12), Semi-Auto/Full-Auto (AK-12 SP)

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Warface AK-12 without rear sight Added via update in 2019 2013
Payday 2 "AK17" Various optional accessories 2016 model, added with the "Gage Russian Weapon Pack" DLC in 2017 2013
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Ring of Elysium "AK-15" 5.45x39mm AK-12; added via update 2018
Battlefield 2042 "AK24" 2021

Anime

Title Character Note Release Date
Night Head 2041 Russian soldiers "Protection and Salvation -Our Destiny-" (S1E10) 2021


AK-15

AK-15 - 7.62x39mm
AK-15K - 7.62x39mm
AK-15, current version - 7.62x39mm

Specifications

(2016 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle (AK-15), Carbine (AK-15K)
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm M43
  • Weight: 8.3 lbs (3.8 kg)
  • Length: 34.6 in (88 cm) - 37 in (94 cm) (27.2 in (69 cm) with stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Capacity: 30-round box magazine, AK-47/AK-103 type magazines
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/2-Round Burst/Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Warface "AK-15 Custom" w/ Hexagon handguard, Kocherga stock, KGB MG-47 pistol grip, red dot sight, Hexagon suppressor, and tactical grip Added in 2021 update 2013


RPK-16

RPK-16 - 5.45x39mm

Specifications

(2016 - Present)

  • Type: Light Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 5.45x39mm
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Length:
    • With short barrel: 35.4 in (90 cm) (25.6 in (65 cm) with stock folded)
    • With long barrel: 42.5 in (108 cm) (32.7 in (83 cm) with stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 14.6 in (37 cm), 19.7 in (50 cm)
  • Capacity: 95-round drum magazine, 30 and 45-round box magazines, AK-74 type magazines
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Escape from Tarkov RPK-16 5.45x39 light machine gun 15 and 22" barrel, 5.45x39 muzzle devices, any AK pistol grip, buffer stock and AK-74 mag, Zenit RP-1 Added in v0.11.0.2448 patch (2018) 2016


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