|Dimensions and weight|
|Total weight (with empty magazine)||3.3 g|
|Overall length||710 mm|
|Barrels length||420 mm|
|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.