AMD 65

AMD-65 (Hungarian: Automata Módosított Deszant 1965; Automatic Modified Paratrooper [weapon]) is a Hungarian-manufactured licensed variant of the venerable AKM rifle for use by that nation's armored infantry and paratrooper ("descent") units. The rifle's design is suited for outdoor use as an infantry rifle but can also be used from within the confines of an armored vehicle as a fire support weapon. This is possible due to the side-folding stock of shaft design that makes it more compact. The 12.6-inch barrel is also relatively short for the 7.62×39mm cartridge. The operating mechanism does not require a gas expansion chamber at the muzzle as in the AKS-74U to ensure reliable functioning, but does use a specially designed muzzle brake, which reduces muzzle flash, but makes the weapon louder.

The AMD-65, along with the earlier AKM-63, have been largely replaced in Hungarian military service by the AK-63, a more traditional AKM copy with a lower manufacturing cost.

AMD 65
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer FEG (Fegyver-es Gepgyar)
Origin Hungary
Country Name Origin Year
Hungary 1967
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Afghanistan View
Hungary 1967 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
FEG (Fegyver-es Gepgyar) View

Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Hungary
Service history
In service 1967–present
Used by
Afghanistan
Angola
Croatia
Cuba
Georgia
Mozambique
Hungary
Lebanon
Laos
Gaza Strip
Palestine
Panama
Paraguay
Syria
Sudan
Somalia
Yemen
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Production history
Designed 1965
Manufacturer Fegyver- és Gépgyár
Specifications
Weight 3.8 kg (8. lb)
Length 847 mm (34.4 in) / 648 mm (27 in)
Barrel length 317 mm (12.5 in)
Cartridge 7.62×39mm
Caliber 7.62mm
Action Gas-operated
Rate of fire 650 rounds/min
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron sights

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