AMB-17 suppressed assault rifle (Russia)

 

 

Specification Value
Full text name AMB-17 suppressed assault rifle (Russia)
Caliber cartridge 9x39 SP-5 SP-6 PAB-9
Action type select-fire
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 850
Length, folded, mm 600
Weight empty, kg 2,9
Magazine capacity, rounds 10, 20, 30
Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min 700-850

The AMB-17 suppressed (silenced) assault rifle is a new development of the “Kalashnikov” concern, based on ther 5.45mm AM-17 compact assault rifle. First unveiled in August, 2017, it is still in development. AMB-17 is intended for use by Special Forces personnel. To ensure high effectiveness and low noise signature, AMB-17 uses special subsonic ammunition, 9x39mm SP-5 ball and SP-6 Armor Piercing rounds.

AMB-17 suppressed assault rifle uses compact upper receiver made from polymer (with steel reinforcements), with integrated Picatinny rail on the top; lower receiver along with magazine housing is also made from polymer and connected to upper via two captive cross-pins. Gun employs gas operated action with short stroke gas piston and rotary bolt locking with three radial lugs on the bolt head.
All controls are ambidextrous, and rifle can fire in single shots and in full auto. It is equipped with side-folding and adjustable (telescoping) shoulder stock. An itegrated sound suppressor is attaxched to the barrel. Gun is fed from box magazines, compatible with other 9×39 rifles such as AS “Val” and SR-3M “Vikhr”.