Russia to build 2 Kalashnikov factories in Venezuela by 2010

#1


http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070806/70445720.html

Russia will build two factories for production of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and ammunition in Venezuela by 2010, a Russian arms manufacturer said Monday.

The Urals-based Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (IMP) earlier fulfilled a contract to supply 100,000 AK-103 assault rifles to Venezuela, and signed a new contract licensing production of Kalashnikov rifles in the Latin American country.
 
#3
The_Goon said:
Great - more cheap and cheerful firearms for the US and UK's troops to get shot with. Thanks.
Btw, the UK could buy Venezuelan made Kalashnikovs. And our American friends could do it as well.
 
#5
KGB_resident said:
The_Goon said:
Great - more cheap and cheerful firearms for the US and UK's troops to get shot with. Thanks.
Btw, the UK could buy Venezuelan made Kalashnikovs. And our American friends could do it as well.
Nothing like promoting peace on the planet....
 
#6
Fuck shooting that thing from the prone position on an APWT!

Did you see the other stuff they were selling them? Hind E's and SU-30's? Chavez is majorly refitting the Veneuzualan Armed Forces.
 
#7
Praetorian said:
Fuck shooting that thing from the prone position on an APWT!

Did you see the other stuff they were selling them? Hind E's and SU-30's? Chavez is majorly refitting the Veneuzualan Armed Forces.
Gotta do something with all that oil money, Guess it's burning a hole in his pockets.
 
#9
No doubt that you have it in for the SA80, SLR... Name gives you away! I think you'll find that the AK-47 is not actually a very good weapon. Inaccurate, and as Praetorian has pointed out, rather a nuisance to shoot with in the prone position.

In reality, you want the SLR back, because you think that the SA80 is a bad rifle.
 
#10
KGB_resident said:


http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070806/70445720.html

Russia will build two factories for production of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and ammunition in Venezuela by 2010, a Russian arms manufacturer said Monday.

The Urals-based Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (IMP) earlier fulfilled a contract to supply 100,000 AK-103 assault rifles to Venezuela, and signed a new contract licensing production of Kalashnikov rifles in the Latin American country.
8) 8) 8) You can buy petrol in Venezuela for 6 cents a litre so i am told. As the President of Venezuela hates the U.S.A. then the Russians have it all their way. What is the future in South America lots of cheaper weapons? More trouble and giving weapons to Africa? Just hope it wont happen, thank Christ they are Catholics in Venezuela not Muslims. 8) 8) 8)
 
#11
Node wrote:thank Christ they are Catholics in Venezuela not Muslims.

But at least the South american commie terrorists and gangsters will be even more well armed now.
 
#12
expat_71 said:
Node wrote:thank Christ they are Catholics in Venezuela not Muslims.

But at least the South american commie terrorists and gangsters will be even more well armed now.
8) Yes you are bang on hope they dont get R.P.G. 29.
 
#13
Perhaps the Americans can buy some of them to give away in Iraq. Sorry that's already been done!
 
#14
The_Goon said:
No doubt that you have it in for the SA80, SLR... Name gives you away! I think you'll find that the AK-47 is not actually a very good weapon. Inaccurate, and as Praetorian has pointed out, rather a nuisance to shoot with in the prone position.

In reality, you want the SLR back, because you think that the SA80 is a bad rifle.
Ok, I've been rumbled here. HOWEVER... I do have (a little) 1st hand experience with the AK. Sure, it is not particularly accurate, but it's good to 250/300yards, which is well within the range of the average contact. As I recall, firing it prone didn't actually seem to be a problem. Btw, I have done the same with SLR plus LMG mag on field firing ranges without any dramas.

AK scores maximum points for robustness (much better than SA80) and simplicity (bolt, carrier/gas piston, return spring gas cylinder/handguard plus top cover... er and that's it!) It is also reasonably short, which makes it good for FIBUA.

Best of all, it is very, very reliable.

You are quite right: if I was still serving, I would like my SLR back though and the SA80 is not the best rifle in the workd :D

SLR (Not to be confused with SLR Boy)
 
#15
Fair one. That massive thread on the SLR in the Infantry forum is worth a gander. Made me draw the conclusion that, for most, it's a case of what they were weaned on. In your case, you learnt with an SLR and became (I imagine) proficient in its use, so that's your favoured weapon.
 
#16
SelfLoadingRifle said:
The_Goon said:
No doubt that you have it in for the SA80, SLR... Name gives you away! I think you'll find that the AK-47 is not actually a very good weapon. Inaccurate, and as Praetorian has pointed out, rather a nuisance to shoot with in the prone position.

In reality, you want the SLR back, because you think that the SA80 is a bad rifle.
Ok, I've been rumbled here. HOWEVER... I do have (a little) 1st hand experience with the AK. Sure, it is not particularly accurate, but it's good to 250/300yards, which is well within the range of the average contact. As I recall, firing it prone didn't actually seem to be a problem. Btw, I have done the same with SLR plus LMG mag on field firing ranges without any dramas.

AK scores maximum points for robustness (much better than SA80) and simplicity (bolt, carrier/gas piston, return spring gas cylinder/handguard plus top cover... er and that's it!) It is also reasonably short, which makes it good for FIBUA.

Best of all, it is very, very reliable. :)

You are quite right: if I was still serving, I would like my SLR back though and the SA80 is not the best rifle in the workd :D

SLR (Not to be confused with SLR Boy)
:roll: The best rife should be Reliable,Robust, Accurate, Easy to maintain, Not heavy, reasonable length, fires single shot and auto, can take a scope, under 7mm bore, light ammo to carry, have a 30 round mag or more,comfortable to fire and earn the respect of the user, simple to train people with it and a few more things i am sure all you experts can name. plus a rife that does all the required thing you would like to have in a rifle.the SLR. 7.62mm cal is long like a pitchfork. It was forced on to the U.K. by the U.S. as they wanted 300cal eg 7.62mm to conform with N.A.T.O. and the U.S wants. The 280cal developed by at Enfield Lock was very good, was bullpup design, however it had to be redesigned to 300cal to please the U.S. and as this had to be done very quickly to compete in the firing trials its accuracy suffered. I think the redesign was done in 9 days. What has been missed is that the SLRL1A1 &.62mm was based on the F.N.7.62mm cal rifle and F.N. factory in Belgium WAS OWNED BY THE BROWNING COMPANY of the good old U.S.A. :wink: 8) Note that the U.S. dont use 7.62mm ammo as their main ammo. :wink: 8)
 

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