XYON: Correct me on this , the 7.62x39 cartridge is out of service since long time ago & i don't find any SMG using such cartridge today.
MP-7 is what i would like the have though.
SLR-107F - Import, 7.62x39 caliber, stamped receiver, chrome lined hammer forged barrel, bayonet lug, 24mm muzzle brake, cleaning rod, accessory lug, black polymer furniture, Left-side folding polymer stock, stainless steel heat shield. Comes with one 5-round magazine, sling, oil bottle, and cleaning kit.
1. Black Polymer Furniture
2. Desert sand Polymer Furniture
3. Metal Folding Buttstock
This variant is the number 4, Tactical.
caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
total length: 937 mm (36 7/8 in.)
folded length: 695 mm (27 3/8 in.)
barrel length: 415 mm (16 1/4 in.)
rifling: 4 grooves
twist rate: 1 in 240 mm (9.44 in.)
weight w/o magazine: 3.31 kg (7.3 lbs.)
muzzle velocity: 710 m/s (2,329 fps)
effective range: 500 m (550 yds)
maximum range: 1,350 m (1,480 yds)
rear sight range: 800 m (875 yds)
MSRP Range: $950 +
Issue is, PA classifies AK-47s/Type-56s as SMG, even though the international classification of SMG is something different.
If they want to replace Type-56s with something new in the same caliber, then AK-103 is a good option, provided Russia agrees and provides a local manufacturing plant (which i have doubts, but you never know).
Second option is to get a western design and re-chamber / redesign it to fire a 7.62*39mm cartridge. And my choice for that is the HK-416/417 design, its new and very well performing design and if we do go for this option, then with the time we can replace our assault rifle G-3 with this design and make 7.62*39mm as our standard cartridge of assault rifle and keep the 7.62*51mm cartridge for sniper purposes or long range engagement.
PA/POF plz get HK-416-417 license and change your weapon system for good.
Turkish Mehmitck 01
Just dont buy fancy malfunctioning Beretta SMGs like the home ministry
HK-416 or as Taimi said, Ak-103.
BTW, why the 7.62? Whats the problem with a 5.56? 5.56 also gives alot of variety, a bigger pool to choose from.
MP-5 has totally gone bust since the last 3-4 years or so.
The G-36C is what is replacing the MP5 in service with Saudi Armed Forces.
Latest performance report in "Al-Barryah" Magazine states that testing have proved to be satisfactory and was given the go ahead to start the phasing in of this gun to replace the MP5.
Here is the difference between the G-36K top (Future main assault rifle of SAF replacing the G-3) and G-36C botttom.
Whatis wrong with designing a new weapon - I keep saying this there must be some in POF who could design using parts from G-3 rifles saving money and development costs.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)