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Assault Rifle

Valmet  M82

Caliber 5.56 mm
Dimensions and weight 
Total weight (with empty magazine) 3.3 g
Overall length  710 mm 
Barrels length 420 mm 
Fire characteristics
Bullets initial speed 975 m/s
Rate of fire 750 rpm
Practical rate of fire  40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Sighting range 300 m
Assault rifle Valmet M82 was developed for Finland Armed Forces for all type of troops. Constructionaly this is independent assault rifle based on AK assault rifles scheme. The main differences are "bulpup" arrangement, dioptrical sight and standard NATO 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge.

M82 has "bullpup" arrangement with magazine placed behind pistol handle. "Bullpup" scheme has a number advantages comparing with traditional rifle designs. Firstly rifle has smaller overall size making it comfortable to use in armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles. Secondly it decreases rifles tossing after each shot in case of barrels and butt-stocks arrangement in one line.

Barrels box and barrels part are placed into shock-proof plastic polymer frame adequate to butt-stock and pistol handle. Rifle has smaller weight than earlier Kalashnikov's assault rifle models.

Rifle works on gas returning principle threw the barrels walls. It's mechanism allows to execute single and automatic fire. Reloading handle is placed from the right side as well as safety-lock playing fire regimes changers role.

Assault rifle has dioptrical main sight. One part of sighting device is placed on rifles compensator.


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