Monday, February 11, 2013

Automatkarbin 5 - Ak 5

Automatkarbin 5
Automatkarbin 5 C/DAk 5

From : Wiki
The Ak 5 or Automatkarbin 5 ("automatic carbine 5", "automatic carbine" being the Swedish term for assault rifle) is theSwedish version of the FN FNC assault rifle with certain modifications, mostly to adapt the weapon to the Swedish climate. The Ak 5 is the service rifle of the Swedish Armed Forces. The Ak 5 replaced the Ak 4 (a licensed-produced version of theHeckler & Koch G3) in Swedish service. Later versions also accept the Colt M203 grenade launcher attachment. The current standard issue version is the Ak 5C.


The CGA5C2 (Carl Gustav Automatic Carbine 5 C2) was a prototype model during the evaluation and development of the Ak 5 in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
FFV Ak 5

The Ak 5B is the designated marksman version of the Ak 5. Modifications include fittings for a 4x SUSAT L9A1 tritium sight, a cheek pad on the buttstock, and removal of the iron sights. This weapon is typically carried by squad leaders. This version weighs 4.8 kg (without magazine) and 5.4 kg (with full magazine).
Bofors Ak 5C

Final version of the AK5C

The Ak 5C is the modernized version of the original Ak 5, following the trend of modular weapons. Therefore, one of the most significant improvements is the MIL-STD-1913 rail system on to which a variety of different optics, lights and sights can be mounted, such astelescopic sights and image intensifiers. For a comprehensive list of other improvements, see below. There has been some confusion about the M203 grenade launcher. While the Ak 5C is prepared to accept the launcher, the correct designation (translated from Swedish) would be "Ak 5[version] with grenade attachment" for the combination. The Ak 5C is now the standard-issue rifle of the Swedish armed forces, and production of the A and B versions are currently discontinued and existing stock put in storage.

New features of the Ak 5C compared to the original Ak 5:
Adjustable buttstock
Foldable emergency iron sights (for ranges up to 400 m)
Automatic bolt catch
Translucent plastic magazines
MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail system
New pistol grip (similar to the one on Ksp 90)
Modified hand guard
Forward vertical grip (detachable)
New flash suppressor
Bayonet lug
Tactical sling (nylon)
Bofors Ak 5D

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