AK-63

The AK-63 (also known in Hungarian military service as the AMM) is a Hungarian variant of the AKM assault rifle manufactured by the Fegyver- és Gépgyár (FÉG) state arms plant in Hungary. It is currently used by the Hungarian Ground Forces as its standard infantry weapon, and by most other branches of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

In Hungarian service, the AK-63 replaced the AMD-65, which is nearly identical but features a modified heat shield and a vertical forward hand grip under the barrel. Although the AKM-63 had been the Hungarian service rifle since 1963, it was more expensive to build, and the forward grips had a reputation for being easily damaged in the field. In the late-1970s, the Hungarian Defense Ministry requested that FÉG manufacture a cheaper rifle based on the more traditional Soviet AKM design. By the end of 1977, the AK-63 was adopted by the Hungarian People's Army (beginning with the Ground Forces). In 1978, FÉG added a folding stock AKMS version of the AK-63 to their catalogue; thereafter, the fixed-stock AK-63 became known as the AK-63F (Wooden Stock) and the folding-stock version was designated AK-63D (Descent).

In Hungarian service, the AK-63 F and D are designated as the AMM and AMMSz, respectively.

AK-63
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer FEG (Fegyver-es Gepgyar)
Origin Hungary
Country Name Origin Year
Hungary 1986
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Hungary 1986 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
FEG (Fegyver-es Gepgyar) 1977 View

Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Hungary
Service history
In service 1986–present
Wars Iran–Iraq War, Nicaraguan Revolution, Salvadoran Civil War, Gulf War, Croatian War of Independence, Iraq War, War in Afghanistan, Libyan Civil War, Syrian Civil War
Production history
Designed 1977
Manufacturer Fegyver- és Gépgyár[1]
Produced 1977–present
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 3 kg (6.8 lb) (AKM type), 3.3 kg (7.3 lb) (AKMS type)
Length 87.9 cm (34.6 in) (AKM type), 90.2 cm (35.5 in) / 65.5 cm (25.8 in) (AKMS type)
Cartridge 7.62×39mm
Caliber 7.62mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Effective firing range 500m
Feed system 10/20/30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights

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