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NOTE: Please keep in mind that while "AK-47" is often a catch-all term for 7.62x39mm Kalashnikov rifles, most so-called "AK-47s" in movies - particularly American movies - are actually either Egyptian Maadi ARM copies of the highly improved AKM, or variants of the Chinese Norinco Type 56. Please check carefully to make sure that the rifle in question is a true AK-47 and not an AKM or a Chinese Type 56. When in doubt, it is probably safer to assume AKM or Type 56.

ALSO NOTE: since the 70s, AK-74 and its update AK-74M was a standard-issue assault rifle of Russian armed forces. Therefore, all fictional depictions of 7.62x39 AK variants as modern standard-issue Russian military weapon should be considered an anachronism until proven otherwise (for example, some special forces operators and front line soldiers have been known to arm themselves with available 7.62x39 AK rifles and light machine guns as a matter of personal choice).

The AK-47 is used by the following actors in the following movies:

Contents


Soviet/Russian Versions

AK-47

Type I AK-47, hybrid stamped/milled receiver with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
Type II AK-47 (note stock mounting bracket) with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
Type II AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Type III AK-47 with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm
Final Production version of the Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm. This is the commercial clone of the original Type III AK-47 and is the most used in American films and shows when showing the milled receiver AK-47
Authentic AK-47 built from US Receiver. This is an Actual Screen used AK-47 from the film We Were Soldiers (built by Cinema Weaponry) - 7.62x39mm

It is noteworthy that the U.S. government had a ban on all weapons imported from Warsaw Pact nations during the Cold War years (1947-1989). Communist nations which were not part of the Warsaw pact, such as Yugoslavia and Mainland China, were allowed to negotiate trade agreements with the U.S., thus the influx of Chinese AK type rifles and Yugo AKs (Zastava). The Maadi ARMs (the US version of the MISR) were allowed because Egypt was never a Communist country nor a member of the Warsaw Pact. But, as a result of this, virtually no U.S. movie has a real original AK-47 prior to a certain date. The exceptions are, custom build ups after the mid 1990s when original AK-47 rifle kits were available (as was done on We Were Soldiers, using original blueprints and US-made milled receivers), and movies filmed overseas where foreign movie armorers had no such restrictions. This is particularly true for films made in Israel and some parts of Europe. This is not the case now, with the current crop of films made outside the U.S., mostly in the newly democratic Eastern European nations (Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, etc.) However, Russia has firmly blocked the export of their old AK-47 surplus guns outside of the country, having distributed most of them to client nations and guerrillas throughout the world in the previous five decades. So the AK-47 one 'thinks' one sees may very well be a Poly Technologies Legend series AK (from China) or another AK Variant.

NOTE: while the English-speaking tradition is to call the Russian 7.62x39 assault rifle by Mikhail Kalashnikov "AK-47", its official nomenclature is in fact was always AK\AKM, withouth 47 added to it. The AK-74 and all its variants, though, include the year in its original naming.

Specifications

(1949 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
  • Length: 34.3 in (87 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.4 in (41.6 cm)
  • Feed System: 10, 20, 30, 40, 75 or 100-round box/drum magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AK-47 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Zulu Beach thug 2013
Zulu Shaamilla Nordien Beach girl 2013
Java Heat Mike Muliadro Achmed 2013
The Dark Knight Rises Mercenary 2012
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Pandawa fighters 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Afghani terrorists 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Russian smugglers 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Somali soldiers/prison guards 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Ethiopian terrorists 2012
Safe House Hitmen 2012
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) several assailants M4-style stocks, AKM-style flash hider and synthetic hand guards 2012
Red State Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Esther continuity error 2011
X-Men: First Class Soviet soldiers 2011
Elephant White several versions in weapons caches 2010
Balibo Indonesian soldiers 2009
Kandahar Break Shaun Dooley Richard 2009
Kandahar Break Anti-Taliban fighters 2009
Vengeance Suet Lam Fat Lok Polytech Legend model 2009
Ba'al: The Storm God Armed guards Type III 2008
Secrets of State (Secret défense) Terrorists, DGSE Agents 2008
Rescue Dawn Christian Bale Deiter Dengler 2007
The Mark of Cain Iraqi insurgents 2007
Hitman African Rebels and Russian Alfa commandos 2007
The Apocalypse Code Various terrorists 2007
Five Fingers Laurence Fishburne Ahmat 2006
Five Fingers Soldier at airport 2006
Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio Danny Archer 2006
Blood Diamond RUF rebels 2006
Catch a Fire ANC fighters 2006
The Battle of Long Tan Vietcong 2006
Lord of War Nicolas Cage Yuri Orlov Type III model 2005
The Mechanik thugs 2005
Sahara (2005) Touraeg fighter 2005
Nemesis 2: Nebula Sue Price Alex Sinclair 2005
Breaking News Criminals Possibly Polytech Legend model 2004
Tears of the Sun Cameroonian border guard 2003
Warriors (Guerreros) Serbian and Albanian soldiers 2002
Warriors (Guerreros) Carla Pérez Pvt. Balbuena 2002
K-19: The Widowmaker Soviet sailors 2002
We Were Soldiers Viet Cong and NVA soldiers Built by armorer Mike Papac 2002
Sniper 2 2002
Behind Enemy Lines Serbian soldier 2001
Armstrong Russian Soldiers 1998
Godzilla (1998) Ukrainian Soldiers 1998
Commander Hamilton Russian troops 1998
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Chechen fighters 1996
Crime Story (1993) Robber 1993
Operation Condor Guards Type II 1991
Jackie Chan Asian Hawk - Condor
Eva Cobo de Garcia Elsa
For Sacha (Pour Sacha) Arab soldiers 1991
A Better Tomorrow III Viet Cong fighters 1990
Short Time Paul Jarrett Jonas Lutz Fitted with bipod 1990
Code Name Coq Rouge PLO guard 1989
Stellan Skarsgård Carl Hamilton
Hell Raiders (1988) 1988
The Beast of War Afghan Mujaheddin 1988
Rambo III Afghan Mujaheddin 1988
Iron Eagle II Enemy Soldiers 1988
The Fourth Protocol Russian Soldiers 1987
Fatal Beauty Criminal Henchmen 1987
Death Before Dishonor Brian Keith Colonel Halloran 1987
Who's That Girl Sean Sullivan The gun dealer 1987
The Living Daylights Art Malik Kamran Shah 1987
Iron Eagle Enemy Soldiers 1986
The Delta Force Terrorists 1985
Rocky IV Soviet Soldiers 1985
The Year of Living Dangerously Indonesian officer 1982
Green Ice Colombian guerillas 1981
Apocalypse Now Viet Cong fighters and Kurtz's men 1979
The Odd Angry Shot Viet Cong fighters 1979
The Fury Terrorists 1978
The Fury Kirk Douglas Pete Sandza 1978
Operation Thunderbolt Yehoram Gaon Col. Yonatan Netanyahu 1977
Operation Thunderbolt Arik Lavie Gen. Dan Shomron 1977
Operation Thunderbolt African soldiers, Hijackers, Israeli commando 1977
At War as at War (Na Voyne kak na Voyne) German soldiers Probably represented as Sturmgewehr 44s 1968
The Adventures of Werner Holt (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt) Soviet soldiers 1965
Escape from East Berlin East German (NVA) border guards 1962
Maksim Perepelitsa Soviet Soldiers 1955

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
On Wings of Eagles Kurdish fighter 1986
The State Border: Film 8 Russian Border guards Some modified to resemble AK-74 1988
Citizen X Red Army soldiers 1995
Ultimate Force Sean Gilder Mick Sweeney Replica, switches to Zastava M70 for firing scenes 2002 - 2006
Damian O'Hare Sean Weir
Guns Shawn Doyle Det. Merriweather 2008
Charlie's Angels on photo 2011
Midsomer Murders Mercenaries S14E7 "A Sacred Trust" 2011
Revolution - Season 1 Opening credits 2012

Anime

Title Character Note Date
New Dominion Tank Police Tank Police Squad and criminals 1993
Gunsmith Cats Seen in gun store 1995-1996
Trigun Descarte's henchman Futurisic version of AKMS 1996-1997
Noir Islamic revolutionaries & USSR soldiers Seen in flashback 2001
Gunslinger Girl Padania Terrorists 2003
Black Lagoon Balalaika's men and other factions 2006
When They Cry Shion 2006-2009
Batman: Gotham Knight Seen in flashback 2008
Rideback BMA terrorist 2009
Eden of the East Seen in Takizawa's closet 2009
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky Terrorists 2010
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C³ Rento Kirishima Airsoft 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Fallout Tactics fires 7.62x51mm rounds 2001
Army Of Two Available w/ Beta-C magazine 2008
Black 2006
Grand Theft Auto 3 2001
Conflict: Desert Storm 2002
Grand Theft Auto IV Assault Rifle 2008
Soldier of Fortune: Payback w/ variety of accessories 2007
Operation Flashpoint Available with GP-30 grenade launcher 2001
24: The Game AZ7 Soviet 2006
Blacksite: Area 51 Non-player weapon 2007
Scarface: The World is Yours Can be upgraded with a Remington 870 shotgun attachment 2007
Counter Strike: Source CV-47 2004
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
Shellshock Nam '67 2004
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006
No One Lives Forever 2 : A Spy In HARM's Way 2002
Contract J.A.C.K. 2002
Metal Gear Solid:Portable Ops 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms 2007
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 w/ variety of accessories 2008
Rainbow Six: Vegas With optional ACOG, red dot sight, laser pointer, and silencer Inaccurately modeled with AK-74 magazine 2006
Insurgency 2007
Counter-Strike Online CV-47 w/ long magazine mode in Zombie 2 mode, Zombie 3 mode and Zombie Unite Mode
CV-47 Dragon
2007
Battlefield 2 Available w/GP-25 grenade launcher 2005
America's Army w/ Type 56 bayonet lug 2002
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
Far Cry 2 2008
Modern Warfare 2 w/ AR-15 buttstock; able to attach GP25 grenade launcher, Masterkey underbarrel shotgun, suppressor, red dot sight, EOtech holographic sight, Trijicon ACOG, thermal sight and/or extended magazine 2009
Combat Arms 2008
Vietcong 2 2005
Cold Fear AK-47 / AK Type III 2005
Perfect Dark KF-7 special 2000
Mercenaries 2: World In Flames Assault Rifle 2008
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Type I w/ 75-round drum (X360 only) 2006
Zombie Panic Source 2007
Saints Row 2 K6 Krukov 2008
Goldeneye 007 KF-7 soviet 1997
Project Reality With optional GP-25 grenade launcher and bayonet 2005
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Seen in cutscenes with cloth-wrapped handguard, non-playable 2006
Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow AK-47 (7.62mm) none none 2004
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Cannot be used by player 2007
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008
X-Men Origins: Wolverine w/ wooden fore-grip unusable 2009
Rogue Warrior 2009
1968 Tunnel Rats (VG) 2009
Goldeneye 007 w/ optional Kobra red dot sight 2010
Singularity used by Soviet guards in 1955 2010
Splinter Cell: Conviction w/ various upgrades 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam 2010
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light AR-06 2010
The 3rd Birthday RK-47 standard and RIS versions 2010
Army of Two: The 40th Day AK-47 Can be fitted with a variety of stocks, barrels, magazines, scopes, suppressors/muzzle brakes 2010
Battlefield Play4Free 2011
Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops AK-101 Type I w/ railed top cover fires 5.56mm rounds 2011
Uncharted 3 2011
Karma Online 2011
NCIS: The Video Game trailer only 2011
Uncharted: Golden Abyss AK-47 Type III 2011
Project Reality: Vietnam With optional bayonet 2012
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action AK 47 fires 5.45x39mm rounds 2012
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action AKM w/ side-folding skeleton stock, polymer handguard, and custom pistol grip 2012
Max Payne 3 AK 47 Gold plated version also available 2012
Arctic Combat 2012
Ravaged 2012
Tomb Raider (2013) Rifle with various upgrades 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist 2013

Animation

Title Character Note Date
Boondocks, The Mrs. Van Heusen . 2005-

AKS-47

Type I AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
Type III AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
Type III AKS-47 with stock folded - 7.62x39mm
Poly Tech Model AK-47S Semi-Automatic Carbine - 7.62x39mm


Basically the same as the AK-47, but the rear-trunion is altered with a swiveling mechanism to allow for the under-folding stock.

Specifications

(1949 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs (3 kg)
  • Length: 37 in (94 cm) (stock extended), 27.6 in (70 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box mag
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AKS-47 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Tokarev Russian mobsters 2014
Lone Survivor Taliban fighters With bakelite magazines 2013
Cold War Kidnappers 2012
I Declare War Siam Yu Paul 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Afghani terrorists 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Somali soldiers/prison guards 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Ashraf Farah Tareq Al Ameen 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Seba Mubarak Mouna al Fathar 2012
Kill Zombie! Sgt. Andreij ‘Mad Dog’ Lidkovski 2012
The Viral Factor Mercenary 2012
The Heineken Kidnapping Dutch SWAT team 2011
Nokas Tov Sletta David Toska With AKM style muzzle brake 2010
The Stool Pigeon Patrick Keung Tai Ping 2010
Kandahar Break Rasheed Naz Ashiq Khan polytech manufactured 2009
Kandahar Break Taliban fighters original and polytech manufactured 2009
Kandahar Break Afghan National Army soldiers 2009
Mesrine: Public Enemy Number 1 Vincent Cassel Mesrine 2008
Gomorrah Ciro Petrone Ciro 2008
The Mark of Cain Iraqi insurgent 2007
The Mechanik Dolph Lundgren Nick Cherenko shortened 2005
The Mechanik various thugs shortened 2005
Breaking News Criminal gang Poly Tech AKS-47 side-folder copy 2004
The Preacher Mike Reus Pim 2004
The Preacher various thugs 2004
Lakshya Indian Army soldiers 2004
Bumer Militsioners 2003
The Italian Job Edward Norton Steve 2003
Warriors (Guerreros) Serbian and Albanian soldiers 2002
No Man's Land Branko Duric Ciki w/ two magazines taped together 2001
No Man's Land Mustafa Nadarevic Old Serbian soldier Fitted with orange bakelite magazine 2001
Avalon Players/Characters 2001
Commander Hamilton Russian troops 1998
Commander Hamilton PLO troops 1998
Demons of War Boguslaw Linda Maj. Edward Keller 1998
Olaf Lubaszenko Lt. Czacki
Miroslaw Baka 'The silent'
Artur Zmijewski Sgt. Biniek
Tadeusz Huk Maj. Czeslaw Kusz
Zbigniew Zamachowski Cpl. 'Houdini' Moraczewski
Szymon Bobrowski Jarek Boruń
IFOR Polish soldiers, Serbian separatists
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Oleg Menshikov Sanya 1996
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Chechen fighters 1996
Darkman II: The Return of Durant Gangbangers w/ AKM-style muzzle brakes 1995
Hot Shots! Part Deux Iraqi soldiers 1993
Pigs (Psy) Boguslaw Linda Lt. Maurer alias 'Franz' 1992
It's Better to Be Wealthy and Healthy Than Poor and Ill Deana Horváthová Nona 1992
Impulse Thomas Rosales Jr. Colombian drug dealer 1990
Navy SEALs Navy SEALs 1990
Navy SEALs Lebanese terrorists 1990
Toy Soldiers Colombian terrorists 1990
The Beast of War Jason Patric Konstantin Koverchenko 1988
The Beast of War Stephen Baldwin Golikov 1988
The Beast of War Don Harvey Kaminski 1988
The Beast of War Soviet tank crew members 1988
Iron Eagle II Enemy soldiers 1988
Rambo III Soviet soldiers 1988
The Fourth Protocol Russian Soldiers 1987
Bad Taste Aliens 1987
Ishtar Warren Beatty Lyle Rogers 1987
Ishtar Various characters 1987
Iron Eagle Enemy soldiers 1986
Solo Voyage Soviet Marines 1985
Octopussy Soviet soldier 1983
Octopussy Kamal Khan's guard 1983
The Little Drummer Girl Diane Keaton Charlie 1984
The Little Drummer Girl PLO terrorists 1984
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Boris Galkin Captain Tarassov Type I 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Mihai Volontir Warrant Officer Volentir Type I 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Vadim Spiridonov Captain Shvetz Type I 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Yelena Glebova Sergeant Zinovieva Type I 1981
The Lark (Zhavoronok) Valentins Skulme Frenchman 1964
Funeral in Berlin East German Border Guard 1966

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Stawka wieksza niz zycie Polish soldiers and paratroopers as a substitution for Sturmgewehr 44 1966-68
Czterej pancerni i pies German and Polish soldiers as a substitution for Sturmgewehr 44 1966-70
Dempsey and Makepeace Francisco Morales Cortez "The Cortez Connection" (S03E08) 1985
Brigada Tajik mafia 2002
Firefly Badger's henchman "Shindig" (S01E04) 2002
The Kill Point Adam Cantor Rocko 2007
The Kill Point Frank Grillo Albert "Mr. Pig" Roman 2007
24: Redemption Keifer Sutherland Jack Bauer 2008
Midsomer Murders Mercenaries S14E7 "A Sacred Trust" 2011

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Amazing Nurse Nanako Unknown soldiers 1999
Gunslinger Girl Padania Terrorists 2003
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C³ Daishichi Golden AKS 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
007: The World Is Not Enough Soviet KA-57 2000
Project Reality With optional bayonet 2005


AKM

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
Maadi ARM - most of the AKMs seen in movies during the 1980s were imported ARMs that were legally converted to full auto fire. This image is of an actual movie gun. The laminated buttstock was replaced with a hardwood one when the original stock was broken during a stunt. This example is also loaded with a 30-round Bakelite plastic magazine - 7.62x39mm
Romanian AKM with synthetic furniture - 7.62x39mm
AKM with GP-25 grenade launcher - 7.62x39mm & 40mm

The improved version of the AK-47, featuring a number of refinements such as a stamped receiver (as opposed to the milled receiver of the original AK-47), a slant compensator on the tip of the barrel (to reduce recoil), an improved gas tube (without vents), and use of lighter materials to reduce weight and simplify construction.

Most of the AKMs seen in Hollywood movies are actually Egyptian Maadi MISR copies, which were sold in the U.S. as the ARM in the 1980s - such weapons were first procured by Stembridge Gun Rentals for Red Dawn and subsequently re-used in numerous other motion pictures. The Maadi is almost identical to the original Soviet-built AKM, save for the markings, and is nearly impossible to tell apart.

NOTE: while the English-speaking tradition is to call any Russian 7.62x39 assault rifle by Mikhail Kalashnikov "AK-47", its official nomenclature is in fact was always AK\AKM, with out 47 added to it. The AK-74 and all its variants, though, include the year in its original naming.

Specifications

(1959 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Length: 34.6 in (88 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 10, 20, 30, 40 round box magazines, 75-round drum magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AKM and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Commitment North Korean soldiers 2013
Lone Survivor Taliban fighters 2013
Oblivion Zoe Bell Kara 2013
We're the Millers Cartel Guard With GP-25 2013
Cockneys vs. Zombies 2012
Battleground Bob Cymbalski Texas 2012
Suave Patria One of Gustavo Solis's men 2012
Casa de mi Padre Henchman 2012
Fire with Fire On gun table 2012
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Smugglers Customized with quad rail systems, foregrips and M4 carbine style stocks 2012
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) assailants M4-style stocks and synthetic handguards 2012
Resident Evil: Damnation Russian Soldiers 2012
August. Eighth Russian and Georgian soldiers and Russian scouts With and without GP-25 grenade launchers 2012
Home (Dom) Kirill Poluhin Starshiy 2011
Machine Gun Preacher SPLA troops 2011
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Assassins Customized with quad rail systems and foregrips 2011
Assassination Games Bucharest police 2011
Assassination Games henchmen 2011
Assassination Games Scott Adkins Roland Flint 2011
Assassination Games Jean-Claude Van Damme Vincent Brazil 2011
The Debt East German border guards 2011
Memorial Day Iraqi Insurgents 2011
Memorial Day Iraqi Security Forces 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Iranian soldiers 2011
El Infierno 2010
Kandahar Taliban fighters 2010
The Losers Cartel gunmen 2010
Machete Rebels With transparent magazines 2010
The Expendables Somali pirates and General Zayas' soldiers 2010
Hooked 2. Next Level (Na Igre 2. Novyy Uroven) Contrabandists Also can be seen in the Counter Strike style game footage 2010
X-Men Origins: Wolverine African soldiers 2009
Hooked (Na Igre) can be seen in the Counter Strike style game footage 2009
Rambo Burmese Junta soldiers 2008
An American Carol Taliban 2008
An American Carol Cuban Soldiers 2008
An American Carol Thomas Rosales Jr. Cuban Soldier 2008
The Hurt Locker Iraqi insurgents 2008
Body of Lies Terrorists 2008
Pineapple Express Seth Rogen Dale 2008
Shake Hands with the Devil Rwandan soldiers 2007
The Kingdom Saudi terrorists 2007
Transformers Qatari village militiaman 2007
Redacted Iraqi insurgents 2006
Children of Men Refugees 2006
Catch a Fire Derek Luke Patrick Chamusso 2006
Catch a Fire ANC guerrillas 2006
Lord of War Nicolas Cage Yuri Orlov 2005
Countdown (Lichnyy nomer) terrorist 2004
Hotel Rwanda Rwandan National Army soldiers 2004
Bad Boys II Reynaldo A. Gallegos Tito Vargas 2003
Bad Boys II Cuban soldiers 2003
S.W.A.T. Bank robbers drum magazines 2003
S.W.A.T. gang members 2003
Tears of the Sun Nigerian rebels 2003
Underworld Lycans 2003
War (Voyna) Ruslan with two magazines taped "jungle-style" 2002
Die Another Day North Korean soldiers w/ AKS-74 side-folding stocks and muzzle brakes 2002
Collateral Damage Jsu Garcia Roman 2002
Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson LT Chris Burnett 2001
Behind Enemy Lines Serbian soldiers 2001
Equilibrium Resistance member 2001
xXx Martin Hub Ivan Podrov w/ AK-74 muzzle brake and M203 grenade launcher 2001
xXx Colombian cartel soldiers 2001
Militia ATF agents and militiamen 2000
Joint Security Area NKPA soldiers 2000
Analyze This Hitmen 1999
Virus 1999
Three Kings Iraqi soldiers and Shiite refugees 1999
Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson Det. Martin Riggs 1998
The Replacement Killers Thug 1998
The Siege Terrorists 1998
Air Force One Russian prison guards 1997
The Postman Holnist soldiers 1997
Escape from L.A. Gang members 1996
Eraser Russian mobsters 1996
Normal Life FBI agent 1996
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Oleg Menshikov Sanya Standard and with GP-25 1996
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Chechen fighters 1996
Clear and Present Danger Escobedo's men 1994
Hot Shots! Part Deux Iraqi soldiers 1994
True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger Harry Tasker 1994
True Lies Crimson Jihad terrorists 1994
Hard Boiled Johnny Wong's thugs 1992
Patriot Games IRA terrorists 1992
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1992
Delta Force 2 Ramon Cota's men 1990
The Commander General Dong's men 1988
Rambo III Sylvester Stallone John Rambo w/ M203 grenade launcher and Galil stock 1988
Rambo III Richard Crenna Col. Trautman 1988
Rambo III Randy Raney Sgt. Kourov w/ M203 grenade launcher and Galil stock 1988
Rambo III Mujaheddin and Russian soldiers 1988
Bulletproof Gary Busey Frank McBain 1988
Bulletproof Darlanne Fluegel Captain Devon Shepard 1988
Bulletproof Ramón Franco Camilo 1988
Bulletproof L.Q. Jones CSM O'Rourke 1988
Bulletproof henchmen 1988
Extreme Prejudice Matt Mulhern SSgt. Declan Patrick Coker 1987
Extreme Prejudice Mexican cartel gunmen 1987
Dragnet P.A.G.A.N henchmen 1987
Predator Guerrillas 1987
Robocop Sal's men 1987
In Country NVA troops 1987
Heartbreak Ridge Clint Eastwood GySGT Tom Highway 1986
Heartbreak Ridge Cuban soldiers 1986
The Park is Mine Tommy Lee Jones Mitch Garnett w/ two magazines "jungle taped" 1986
Back to the Future Richard L. Duran Libyan terrorist in Van 1985
Commando Arius' soldiers 1985
Rambo: First Blood Part II NVA Soldiers and Russian Spetnaz Commandos 1984
Rambo: First Blood Part II Julia Nickson-Soul Co Bao 1984
Rambo: First Blood Part II George Cheung Capt. Tay 1984
Rambo: First Blood Part II Sylvester Stallone John Rambo 1984
Red Dawn Soviet soldiers 1984
Red Dawn Cuban / Nicaraguan soldiers 1984
Red Dawn Jennifer Grey Toni Mason 1984
Red Dawn C. Thomas Howell Robert Teasdale 1984
Red Dawn Patrick Swayze Jed Eckert 1984
Red Dawn Charlie Sheen Matt Eckert 1984
Parade of the Planets (Parad planet) Sergey Nikonenko Afonin 1984
Parade of the Planets (Parad planet) Sergey Shakurov Sultan 1984
Parade of the Planets (Parad planet) Aleksandr Pashutin Spirkin 1984
Parade of the Planets (Parad planet) Pyotr Zaychenko Pukhov 1984
Parade of the Planets (Parad planet) Aleksei Zharkov Slonov 1984
Octopussy Soviet soldier 1983
The Grach Brothers (Grachi) Vitali Shapovalov Leonid Osadchiy 1982
In the Zone of Special Attention (V zone osobogo vnimaniya) Soviet Army soldiers 1977
Go Fast Drug dealer 2009

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Banshee - Season 2 Rabbit's men Episode 10 2014
Last Resort Daisy Betts Lt. Shepard "Controlled Flight Into Terrain" (S01E13) 2012
Jon Benjamin Has a Van Guatemalan troops "Border" (S01E01) 2011
Falling Skies Noah Wyle Tom Mason 2011
Charlie's Angels Rachael Taylor Abby 2011
Charlie's Angels Guards 2011
Detroit 1-8-7 henchman "Royal Bubbles/Needle Drop" (S01E04) 2010
24 Henchmen 2001 - 2010
24 Terrorists 2001 - 2010
Criminal Minds Cultists "Minimal Loss" (S4E03) 2008
The Unit Dennis Haysbert CSM Jonas Blane "Johnny B. Good", With Surefire Universal Weaponlight and silencer 2006 - 2009
The Unit Max Martini MSgt. Mack Gerhardt "Johnny B. Good", With Surefire Universal weaponlight and silencer 2006 - 2009
The Unit Scott Foley Sgt. Bob Brown "Johnny B. Good", With Surefire Universal weaponlight and silencer 2006 - 2009
The Unit Michael Irby Sgt. Charles Grey "Johnny B. Good", With Surefire Universal weaponlight and silencer 2006 - 2009
The Unit Michael Irby Sgt. Charles Grey "Two Coins" 2006 - 2009
The Unit Soldiers 2006 - 2009
The Unit Terrorists 2006 - 2009
My Name is Earl various characters in various episodes 2005 - 2009
Archangel Igor Filipov Major Kretov 2005
Archangel Russian troops 2005
CSI: NY Terrorists "Snow Day" 2004 -
Firefly Browncoats "Serenity" (S01E01) 2002
Firefly henchmen "Heart of Gold" (S01E13) 2003
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie "Dead is Forever" 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Conor Mullen Omega "What in the Name of God", With telescopic sight 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Luke De Woolfson Michael "What in the Name of God", With telescopic sight 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Louis Decosta Johnson Cpl. Dave Woolston "Never Go Back" 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Saskia Butler Luanne Du Preez "Never Go Back" 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Con O'Neil Lavelle "Weapons of Choice" 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Various criminals and terrorists With and without telescopic sights 2002 - 2006
Purgatory (Chistilishche) various characters With GP-25 grenade launchers 1998
The X-Files Soldiers "The Sixth Extinction" 1993 - 2002
The A-Team George Peppard Col. John "Hannibal" Smith 1983 - 1987
The A-Team NVA soldiers "The Sound of Thunder" 1983 - 1987
Tour of Duty Stephen Caffrey Lt. Myron Goldman 1987 - 1989
The State Border: Film 6 Russian and Polish Border guards Can be seen in documentary footage 1987
On Wings of Eagles Miguel Ángel Fuentes ‘The Large Kurd’ 1986
On Wings of Eagles Kurdish fighters 1986

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Spriggan Turkish soldier 1994
Full Metal Panic! 2002
Flag Militia fighters 2006
Canaan Canaan 2009

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Ghost Recon AK47 without muzzle break 2001
Combat Arms AK-47 2004
Half-Life 2 AR-1 Cut Weapon 2004
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory not usable 2005
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 2006
Counter-Strike Online AKM With Metal and Gold finishes 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007
7.62 High Calibre AKM w/ various attachments 2008
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames 2008
ArmA II 2009
Left 4 Dead 2 AK-47 w/ flashlight by zip ties and optional laser sight w/ 40-round Tapco polymer magazine 2009
Medal of Honor AK-47 w/ various attachments w/o slant muzzle brake 2010
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Kaliningrad 47 The metal parts are a pink-ish purple, while the wood is lighter, almost faded. 2010
NCIS: The Video Game seen on posters 2011
War Inc. Battlezone AKM w/ various attachments 2011
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive AK-47 2012
Splinter Cell: Blacklist AK-47 synthetic furniture, RIS handguard 2013
Survarium 2014

AKMS

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
Custom AKMS with shortened barrel, as seen in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Pineapple Express, Rambo, and Taken - 7.62x39mm

Basically the same as the AKM, but the rear-trunion is altered with a swiveling mechanism to allow for the under-folding stock. The AKMS nomenclature also indicates that the rifle is not a milled receiver variant and has the AKM style of gas block, top cover, barrel assembly, front sight, and appropriate forearm furniture.

Specifications

(1959 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)
  • Length: 34.6 in (88 cm) (stock extended), 25.8 in (65.5 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 10, 20, 30, 40 round box magazines, 75-round drum magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AKMS and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Zulu Clayton Evertson Beach thug 2013
Battleground 2012
Iron Sky moon Nazis with sci-fi embellishments, missing gas tube 2012
Casa de mi Padre Henchman 2012
Zero Dark Thirty Joel Edgerton Navy SEAL Patrick 2012
Zero Dark Thirty Pakistani police 2012
Resident Evil: Damnation Sasha w/ plastic magazines 2012
Resident Evil: Retribution Robin Kasyanov Sergei 2012
The Baytown Outlaws Quinn Early Smoke 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Russian smugglers 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Somali soldiers 2012
Hans Kloss. Stawka wieksza niz smierc East German soldiers Polish variant called PMKMS 2012
Bablo Ukrainian Berkut officers 2011
Machine Gun Preacher Junior Magale William 2011
Home (Dom) Konstantin Adaev Tocka with AK-74 style muzzle brake and POSP 4x24B sniper scope 2011
El Infierno Damián Alcázar Benny García 2010
Tomorrow, When the War Began Australian resistance 2010
The Alien Girl Hitmen 2010
The Town Jeremy Renner James 'Jem' Coughlin w/ shortened barrel 2010
The Expendables General Zaya's soldiers Normal and shortened barrel models 2010
Kandahar Break Anti-Taliban fighters 2009
Lebanon Palestinian Fighters 2009
The Hurt Locker Ralph Fiennes Private Military Contractor Leader Customized with RIS foregrip 2009
The Hurt Locker British Private Military Contractors Customized with RIS foregrips and C-More sights 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine African soldiers 2009
Crank: High Voltage Thugs 2009
Taken Human trafficker w/ shortened barrel 2009
The Ghost (Domovoy) Russian OMON officers 2008
Pineapple Express James Franco Saul w/ shortened barrel 2008
Mesrine: Public Enemy Number 1 Mathieu Amalric François Besse 2008
Gérard Lanvin Charly Bauer
Largo Winch Brazilian Police 2008
Rambo (2008) Supakorn Kitsuwon Myint w/ shortened barrel 2008
Rambo (2008) Tim Kang En-Joo 2008
Rambo (2008) Burmese Junta soldiers Hungarian SA-85M variant 2008
Tropic Thunder Flaming Dragon guerrillas 2008
Get Smart Guards 2008
The Spirit Louis Lombardi Phobos 2008
War, Inc. Tamerlane Private Military Contractors 2008
Zone Of The Dead Security Guard 2008
Trackman Special forces 2007
We Own the Night Alex Veadov Vadim Nezhinski 2007
The Kingdom Jamie Foxx FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury w/ RIS and foregrip 2007
The Kingdom Saudi terrorists w/ RIS and foregrip 2007
Breach Seen in the trunk of Robert Hanssen's (Chris Cooper) car 2007
Waist Deep thugs 2006
Lord of War Russian hitmen 2005
Sky Fighters Benoît Magimel Captain Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli 2005
Sky Fighters Clovis Cornillac Captain Sébastien "Fahrenheit" Vallois 2005
Sky Fighters Terrorists 2005
Hotel Rwanda Rwandan National Army soldiers 2004
Countdown (Lichnyy nomer) terrorist 2004
Moscow Heat Klimov's henchmen 2004
S.W.A.T. Bank robber 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Claire Danes Katherine Brewster w/ shortened barrel and dual-mag clamp 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Nick Stahl John Connor w/ shortened barrel and dual-mag clamp 2003
Bumer Militsioners 2003
Hulk South American guerrilla 2002
Die Another Day Isla Los Organos clinic guards 2002
Equilibrium Resistance fighters 2002
War (Voyna) Aleksey Chadov Ivan Ermakov 2002
War (Voyna) Chechen rebel 2002
Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment, The Sergey Garmash Militia (police) captain Koshaev 1999
Air Force One General Radek's men w/ shortened barrels and custom folding stocks 1997
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Aleksei Zharkov Maj. Maslov 1996
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Chechen fighters 1996
Executive Decision Terrorists 1996
Face/Off Thug 1996
True Lies Art Malik Salim Abu Aziz 1994
Hot Shots! Part Deux Iraqi soldiers 1993
Toy Soldiers Columbian terrorists 1991
Afghan Breakdown Michele Placido Major Bandura with 75-round RPK drum magazine 1990
Afghan Breakdown Soviet paratroopers w/ plastic magazines 1990
Navy SEALs U.S Navy SEALs 1990
Rambo 3 Sylvester Stallone John Rambo 1988
Rambo 3 Mujaheddin 1988
Rambo 3 Soviet Spetznaz soldiers w/AK-74 style muzzle brakes 1988
The Living Daylights Mujaheddin 1987
The Living Daylights Czech soldiers 1987
Search and neutralize (Nayti i obezvredit) Militia sergeant 1982
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Yelena Glebova Sergeant Zinovieva w/ standard magazine, while training 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Soviet marines w/ and whitout plastic magazines, while training 1981
Officers (Ofitsery) Soviet paratroopers 1971

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
24 William Devane Secretary of Defense Heller 2001 - 2010
24 Kiefer Sutherland Agent Jack Bauer 2001 - 2010
24 Terrorists 2001 - 2010
24 Henchmen 2001 - 2010
Ultimate Force Tony Curran Sgt. Pete Twamley 2002 - 2006
Brigada Special Forces soldiers 2002 -
Red Cap 2003 - 2004
I Have The Honor! (Chest Imeyu!) Russian paratroopers and Chechen rebels Some fitted with the GP-25 grenade launchers 2004
CSI:NY Clifton Collins Jr. Raymond Harris "Life Sentence" (S07E21) 2004 - Present
CSI:NY Carmine Giovinazzo Detective Danny Messer "Life Sentence" (S07E21) 2004 - Present
Over There Iraqi insurgents 2005
The Storm Gate Vyacheslav Razbegaev Shah 2006
The Storm Gate Russian Army Spetsnaz with sound suppressor 2006
The Storm Gate Chechen terrorists With GP-25 grenade launcher 2006
Criminal Minds Cultists "Minimal Loss" (S4E03) 2008
The Unit Scott Foley Sgt. Bob Brown "Extreme Rendition", With custom shortened barrel 2006 - 2009
Strike Back - Season 3 Rhona Mitra Major. Rachel Dalton 2012
Strike Back - Season 3 Tim Pigott-Smith Patrick Burton 2012

Anime

Title Character Notation Release Date
New Dominion Tank Police 1993
Flag Ru-Pou's followers with shortened barrels 2009

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
7.62 High Calibre "AKMC" w/ various attachments 2008
ArmA II 2009
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action "AKSU-74" w/ shortened barrel and side-folding stock 2012
Payday 2 With cleaning rod removed 2013

AKMSU

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm. This is a blank adapted full auto transferable AKM (7.62x39mm) pistol that was converted into a Krinkov via parts kit. Guns just like this one have been used in Tropic Thunder, Three Kings, and numerous other movies and TV shows.
AKMSU with RIS handguard - 7.62x39mm

Chopped and shortened version of the AKM, made to resemble the AKS-74U except that it is still a 7.62x39mm gun. AKMSU was not produced in large quantities in the Soviet Union; however, many other countries, including Yugoslavia, massively built their own versions.

Most of the so-called "AKMSU" carbines seen in Hollywood movies, such as Three Kings, Tropic Thunder, Bad Boys II, etc. are actually full-size AK variants that have been converted with Krinkov parts kits; many feature side-folding AKS-74U-style stocks. The picture to the right is an actual movie gun that is identical to those that have appeared in many films and TV shows.


Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Hard Boiled Philip Kwok Mad Dog 1992
Three Kings Iraqi Republican Guard officer 1999
Training Day Russian mafia hitmen 2001
Ali G Indahouse Gang member 2002
xXx Radek Tomecka Ivan Pedgrag 2002
xXx Czech Police 2002
Bad Boys II Haitian gang members and Cuban special forces 2003
Battle Royale II: Requiem Saki Sakurai Wild Seven 2003
A Man Apart Cartel soldier w/ Bulgarian "waffle"-style plastic magazine 2003
Tears of the Sun Nigerian militia fighter 2003
Mission: Impossible III Davian's mercernaries 2006
The Kingdom Terrorists 2007
Tropic Thunder Brandon Soo Hoo Tran 2008
Tropic Thunder Flaming Dragon members 2008
The Dark Knight One of Scarecrow's men 2008
Terminator Salvation Human survivor 2009
The Town Jeremy Renner James 'Jem' Coughlin With RIS handguard 2010
The Expendables General Garza's soldiers 2010
The Expendables Gary Daniels The Brit 2010
Killer Elite Guard 2011
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Russian agents KCI quad rail handguard 2011
Contraband Diego Luna Gonzalo KCI quad rail handguard 2011
Fast Five Michael Irby Zizi With MP5K-style foregrip and sights 2011
Resident Evil: Damnation Leon S. Kennedy / J.D. heavily customized 2012

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Firefly henchman "Heart of Gold" (S01E13) 2003
CSI: Miami Gang Hitman 2002 - 2010
CSI: Miami Russian Mobsters "Seeing Red" 2002 - 2010
CSI: NY Emilio Rivera Little Stevie "Point of No Return" (S05E18) 2004 - Present
Criminal Minds Luke Perry Benjamin Cyrus "Minimal Loss" (S4E03) 2008
Criminal Minds Polygamist cult members "Minimal Loss" (S4E03) 2008
The Unit 2006 - 2009
Hawaii Five-0 Alex O'Loughlin Steve McGarrett RIS handguard 2011

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Söldner: Secret Wars AKS-74U 2004
Terrorist Takedown 2: US Navy Seals AKS-74 2008
SAS Secure Tomorrow 2008
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky 2008
Armed Forces Corps AKS-74U NONE 2009
Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures' AKS-74U 2009
Medal of Honor AKS-74U single-player only 2010
Uncharted 3 KAL 7 2011
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier AKS-74U w/ various accessories 2012
Spec Ops: The Line AKS-74U 2012
Medal of Honor: Warfighter AKS-74U Suchka w/ various accessories 2012
Hitman: Absolution 2012
Payday 2 With underfolding stock 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist AKS-74U w/ various accessories 2013

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Full Metal Panic! 2002

AK-101

AK-101 - 5.56x45mm

Modern Russian AK rifle full size.

Specifications

(1994 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Length: 37.1 in (94.3 cm) (stock extended), 27.6 in (70 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AK-101 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Java Heat Achmed´s henchmen, policemen 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Splinter Cell: Double Agent used by hostile NPC's 2006
Battlefield 2 two magazines taped together "jungle style", with and without GP-30 grenade launcher 2005
Hitman: Contracts "AK74" 2004
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
The 3rd Birthday "RK-101" 2010


AK-102

AK-102 carbine - 5.56x45mm

The AK-102 is a modern day AK that is the carbine version of the AK-101.

Specifications

(1990s - Present)

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
  • Length: 32.4 in (82.4 cm) (stock extended), 23.1 in (58.6 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 12.4 in (31.4 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AK-102 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Can be fitted with a GP-30 Grenade Launcher 2008
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008


AK-103

AK-103 - 7.62x39mm
AK-103-3, equipped with Picatinny rails AK-103 version - 7.62x39mm

Modern Russian AK rifle full size.

Specifications

(1994 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
  • Length: 37.1 in (94.3 cm) (stock extended), 27.6 in (70 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AK-103 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
A Good Day to Die Hard Russian Troop 2013
Hooked 2. Next Level Marina Petrenko Rita 2010
Hooked 2. Next Level Evgeniy Kharlanov Komar 2010
Hooked 2. Next Level Aleksey Bardukov Max 2010
Hooked Muslim terrorists 2009
Hooked Nodar Siradze Yan 2009
Newsmakers (Goryachie Novosti) MVD sniper 2009
War, Inc. Tamerlane personnel 2008
War, Inc. John Cusack Hauser 2008

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Black and White Lao Tou's guard 2009
Top Shot - Season 3 2011

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
The Punisher 7.62mm Assault Rifle Available w/ red dot sight, upgradeable to 75-round drum magazine 2005
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Black electrical tape on the stock. 2008
Hitman: Codename 47 AK103 2000
Urban Terror 2000
America's Army w/ GP-30 grenade launcher 2002
Secret Service KMF 03 2008
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
Freedom Fighters Assault Rifle Mocked-up to look futuristic 2003
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 2010
Breach AK-103 w/ RIS handguard and top cover fires 5.56x45mm rounds 2011
Spec Ops: The Line AK-47 wooden furniture w/ burst mode 2012
Medal of Honor: Warfighter AK-103 w/ various attachments 2012
AKM w/ wooden handguard and stock SP only 2012
Far Cry 3 AK47 with side mounted accessory rail and wooden AK-74 furniture 2012
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Militia Rifle 2012
Watch Dogs AK-47 with wooden AK-74 furniture 2014

AK-104

AK-104 carbine - 7.62x39mm

Modern Russian AK rifle carbine.

Specifications

( - Present)

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
  • Length: 32.4 in (82.4 cm)
  • Barrel length: 12.4 in (31.4 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AK-104 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis John McClane With RIS handguard, foregrip and flashlight 2013

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Black and White Triad gangsters Episode 11 2009

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Dead Island 2011
Medal of Honor: Warfighter Various available modifications AK-104 barrel group attachable to base AK-103 2012


AK-108

Modern full-size AK rifle borrowing operating mechanics from the AEK-971.

AK-108 - 5.56x45mm


Foreign Copies & Derivatives

Norinco Type 56

Norinco Type 56, early milled receiver model with under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56 (fixed stock variant) with under-folding bayonet ("pig sticker") which was standard on PLA-issue Type 56s - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56 (Imported into the U.S. as the Norinco AKS-47 or AKS-47 Sporter) - 7.62x39mm. Rather than having the underfolder pig sticker Bayonet assembly, this has the standard Bayonet lug underneath the gas block as the AKM and later variants.
Type 56-1 assault rifle (under-folding stock variant), early model with milled receiver - 7.62x39mm
Type 56-1 assault rifle (under-folding stock variant), early model with milled receiver and plastic fittings - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56-2 (side-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56 (Imported AKS-47 into the U.S.) with Chinese 75 Round Drum Magazine - 7.62x39mm

The Chinese Type 56 assault rifle (manufactured by China North Industries Corporation, or Norinco) is by far the most commonly-seen AK derivative in Hollywood productions, both film and television. They are frequently seen impersonating Russian weapons in many films, since the Russians never sold a civilian AK model in the U.S. (or Europe) during the latter half of the 20th century. Most of the movie prop rental houses in Hollywood had dozens if not hundreds of Chinese AKs - mostly the Type 56s (7.62x39mm version) or the similar Type 84s (5.56x45mm version). These were usually semi-automatic civilian versions (commonly designated "AK47S" or "AKS47" by the importers), in many cases converted to full-auto by Class III manufacturers.

There are three main variants of the Type 56 - the standard Type 56, which has a fixed stock, the Type 56-1, which has an under-folding stock, and the Type 56-2, which has a side-folding stock. Most fixed-stock Type 56 rifles have an under-folding spike bayonet, known as the "pig sticker"; this rifle is often seen in movies about the Vietnam War, and is correct for NVA throughout most of the conflict. Quite a few of the Type 56s seen in movies also have AKM-style slant compensators fitted; this was a common feature on semi-auto Type 56s exported to the U.S., but NOT the full-auto military model.

The easiest way to tell when an AK-type rifle seen in a movie or TV show is a Chinese Type 56 is by looking at the front sight; Chinese AKs have a distinctive full-circle ("hooded") front sight that no other AKs (including those made in Russia) have.

Film

Actor Character Title Note Date
Clayton Evertson Beach thug Zulu Type 56-1 2013
Somali pirates Captain Phillips 2013
Osombie 2012
North Korean soldiers R2B: Return to Base 2012
Assailant Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) Type 56-1 with green handguard 2012
Mozambique guard Johnny English Reborn Type 56-1 2011
Gerard Butler Sam Childers Machine Gun Preacher Type 56-1 2011
LRA troops Machine Gun Preacher w/ pig-sticker bayonet 2011
SPLA troops Machine Gun Preacher w/ pig-sticker bayonet 2011
LRA troops Machine Gun Preacher Type 56-1 2011
SPLA troops Machine Gun Preacher Type 56-1 2011
Fighters Killer Elite early variant with milled receiver 2011
Iraqi Security Forces Memorial Day 2011
The Guard 2011
Nicholas Braun Billy-Ray Red State Type 56 - made to look like AKM 2011
Melissa Leo Sara
James Parks Mordechai
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Esther
Believers Type 56-1 - made to look like AKMS
Taliban fighters Kandahar with and without under-folding bayonets 2010
Matt Damon Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller Green Zone Type 56-1 2010
Iraqi gunmen
North Korean soldiers Salt 2010
Vietminh Outside the Law anachronistic 2010
thugs Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright 2010
Kevin Bacon Jimmy Elephant White Type 56-1 modified with picatinny rails and composite grips 2010
Tribesmen Kandahar Break Type 56, with underfolding bayonet 2009
Taliban fighters
Anti-Taliban fighters
Tribesman Type 56-1, with smooth orange magazine
Afghan National Army soldiers Type 56-1
Byron Lawson Mao A Dangerous Man Type 56-2 (folded stock), continuity errors: stock (un-)folded in same scene and mirror images 2009
Jesse Hutch Sergey
Steven Seagal Shane
Vitaly Kravchenko Vlad
Russian thugs
Terrorists 31 North 62 East Type 56-1 2009
Indonesian soldiers Balibo 2009
Taliban fighters The Kite Runner Type 56-1 and Type 56-1 2008
Soviet soldiers
Iraqi insurgents Body of Lies Type 56-1 2008
Soviet soldiers Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Type 56 and Type 56-1 2008
Lennie James Cedric Munroe Outlaw Type 56-1 2007
Sean Bean Danny Bryant Outlaw Type 56-1 2007
Andy On Tien Yeng-Yee Invisible Target Type 56 with laser aiming device 2007
Vincent Sze Tien Yeng Chi Invisible Target Type 56 and Type 56-1 2007
Mei Wang Xue Tien Yeng Yan Invisible Target Type 56-1 2007
No Country for Old Men Type 56 and Type 56-1, seen with dead drug dealers 2007
Crackhead Hot Fuzz Type 56-1 2007
Falah Falyeh Ahmad Battle for Haditha Type 56-1 2007
Oliver Bytrus Jafar
Iraqi Army soldiers
Iraqi civilians
Kagiso Kuypers Dia Vandy Blood Diamond Type 56-1 2006
R.U.F. rebels
Sierra Leone Army soldiers
Weston Cage Mechanic Lord of War Type 56-1, with AKM receiver cover 2005
Soviet soldiers
Afghan Mujahideen
Seen on wall, with nickel finish, AKM muzzle brake, ivory furniture, and AIMS handguard
R.U.F. rebels Type 56-1
Matthew McConaughey Dirk Pitt Sahara Type 56-1 2005
Malian Soldiers
Black September terrorists Munich Type 56-1 2005
PLO gunmen
Israeli commandos
Chinese soldiers Batman Begins Type 56-1 2005
Tajikistani terrorists Stealth Type 56-1, with lengthened barrel 2005
Thugs A Bittersweet Life Type 56-1 2005
Pirates Typhoon Type 56-1 2005
Terrorists Sky Fighters 2005
Guard District B13 Type 56, with & without AKM muzzle brake 2004
Tutsi rebel Hotel Rwanda 2004
Militia fighters Tears of the Sun Type 56 and Type 56-1 2003
Cameroon border guards
Refugees Type 56, with & without pig-sticker bayonet
Kidnappers, Abu Karaf fighers Belly of the Beast 2003
Jiang Wen Ma Shan The Missing Gun in his memories 2002
North Korean soldiers Die Another Day Type 56-1 2002
North Korean commando Type 56-1, made to look like AKS-74
Somali militiamen Black Hawk Down Type 56 and Type 56-1, with & without pig-sticker bayonets 2001
Gabriel Casseus Sonny Black Dog 1998
Rebel soldiers Air Force One Type 56-1 1997
Elizabeth Hurley Karen Dangerous Ground 1997
Brad Pitt Frankie Maguire The Devil's Own Type 56-1 1997
Iraqi soldiers Courage Under Fire Type 56 and Type 56-1 1996
Danny Trejo Trejo Heat Type 56-1, with AKM muzzle brake 1995
N.V.A. soldiers Dead Presidents 1995
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Vinh Moc Soldier Boyz 1995
Jacqueline Obradors Vasquez Soldier Boyz With pig-sticker bayonet 1995
Demetrius Navarro Lopez Soldier Boyz 1995
Vinh Moc's soldiers Soldier Boyz With & without pig-sticker bayonets 1995
A criminal Soldier Boyz Type 56-1 1995
Neo Nazi terrorists Top Dog Type 56-1 with AKM-style muzzle brakes 1995
Pierce Brosnan James Bond GoldenEye Type 56-1, made to look like AKS-74 1995
Sean Bean Alec Trevelyan
Famke Janssen Xenia Onatopp
Russian soldiers Made to look like AK-74 and AKS-74
Janus soldiers
Lori Petty Pvt. Christine Jones In the Army Now Type 56, with AKM muzzle brake 1994
Libyan Army soldiers
Libyan Army soldier Type 56-1, made to look like AK-74
Colombian cartel gunmen Clear and Present Danger Type 56-1 1994
Robber Crime Story (1993) with AKM muzzle brake 1993
Emilio Estevez Alex Furlong Freejack 1992
Mercenaries
Ed Adams Dirt Beyond the Law Type 56-1, with AKM muzzle brake 1992
Guards Rapid Fire 1992
Johnny Wong's thugs Hard Boiled Type 56-1 1992
Baldwin C. Sykes Monster Boyz N The Hood Type 56-1 1991
Waise Lee Little Wing Bullet in the Head 1990
Tony Leung Chiu Wai Ah Bee
Jacky Cheung Fai
N.V.A. soldiers
Viet-Cong guerrillas
Miguel Ferrer Amador Revenge Type 56-1 1990
Tia Carrere Mai Chang Enemy 1990
Peter Fonda Ken Andrews Enemy 1990
Soviet Naval Infantryman The Hunt for Red October 1990
Thomas Rosales Jr. Chet RoboCop 2 Type 56, with AK-74 muzzle brake 1990
Nuke cartel thugs Type 56, 56-1, & Type 56-2, with & without bakelite magazines and AK-74 muzzle brakes
Ramon Cota's men Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection Type 56, with pig-sticker bayonet 1990
Afghan Mujaheddin Afghan Breakdown Type 56, with pig-sticker bayonet 1990
Nicholas Kadi Ben Shaheedis Navy SEALs 1990
Danny Lee Inspector Li Ying The Killer Type 56-1 1989
Villain UHF 1989
NVA soldiers Born on the Fourth of July Type 56 with pig-sticker bayonet 1989
Viet Cong guerrillas Casualties of War Type 56-1 1989
Liem Whatley Ho The Iron Triangle Type 56, with pig-sticker bayonet 1989
Viet-Cong
Boy on the beach Code Name Coq Rouge M22, without pig-sticker bayonet 1989
PLO guard
Stellan Skarsgård Carl Hamilton
Nick Burnell Meyer
Israeli terrorists
Cavanaugh´s men L.A. Bounty 1989
Sasson Gabai Mousa Rambo III Type 56-1 1988
Afghan Mujahideen Type 56 and Type 56-1
Wing Kong gang members Big Trouble in Little China Type 56, with AKM muzzle brakes 1986
Charlie Sheen Pvt. Chris Taylor Platoon With pig-sticker bayonet 1986
Tom Berenger SSgt. Robert Barnes
N.V.A. soldiers
Viet-Cong
Viet Cong guerrillas Coordinates of Death (Koordinaty smerti) With pig-sticker bayonets 1985
Jong Soo Park Tran Chan Dinh The Park is Mine Type 56-1 1985
Rebels Commando Leopard 1985
FSLN soldiers and villagers Latino 1985
Peter O'Brian Peter Goldson The Stabilizer 1985
General Khan's soldiers Code Name: Wild Geese 1984
Soviet soldiers Octopussy M22, without pig-sticker bayonet 1983
East German boarder guards
Indonesian soldiers The Year of Living Dangerously Type 56, with and without pig-sticker bayonets 1982
N.V.A. soldiers Apocalypse Now 1979
Viet-Cong
Kurtz's men With & without jungle-taped magazines
French colonialists With & without pig-sticker bayonets
Robert De Niro Michael The Deer Hunter 1978
Christopher Walken Nick The Deer Hunter 1978
Abdul's henchmen The Berlin File Type 56-2 with plastic furniture 2013
North Korean agent The Berlin File Type 56-2 with AK-74 style muzzle brake and MPi-KMS-72 style side-folding stock 2013
Seung-beom Ryu Dong Myung-Soo The Berlin File Type 56-2 with AK-74 style muzzle brake and MPi-KMS-72 style side-folding stock 2013
Somali pirates Captain Phillips Type 56 and Type 56-1, with & without jungle-taped magazines 2013

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Derek Thompson Billy Downes Harry's Game Type 56-1 1982
Various The A-Team 1983 - 1988
Vit Cng Tour of Duty 1987 - 1989
NVA soldiers Tour of Duty 1987 - 1989
Various Seven Days Type 56 and Type 56-1 1998 - 2001
Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry 'Henno' Garvie Ultimate Force Type 56-1 2002 - 2006
Jamie Draven Cpl. Jamie Dow
Tony Curran Sgt. Pete Twamley
Miles Anderson Col. Aidan Dempsey
Louis Decosta Johnson Cpl. Dave Woolston
Heather Peace Tpr. Becca Gallagher
Conor Mullen Omega
Various terrorists and soldiers
Victor Browne Tyler Reed Tremors: The Series / "Shriek & Destroy" 2003
Somali militiamen Criminal Minds / "Distress" (S2E17) 2007
Leo Fitzpatrick "Mr. Mouse" The Kill Point Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
Adam Cantor Rocko The Kill Point Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
Frank Grillo Albert "Mr. Pig" Roman The Kill Point Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
One of Deke Quinlan's men The Kill Point Type 56-1, with AKM slant compensator 2007
Various rebels and mercenaries Sea Patrol 2007 - 2010
Sanctuary 2007 -
North Korean terrorists and IRIS mercenaries Iris - Season 1 Type 56-1 2009
Lee Byung-hun Kim Hyun-jun Iris - Season 1 Type 56-1 2009
So-yeon Kim Kim Seon-hwa Iris - Season 1 Type 56-1 2009
North Korean border guards Chaos / "Song of the North" With AKM slant compensator 2011 -
Noah Wyle Tom Mason Falling Skies Type 56-1 2011 -
Extras Resistance fighters Falling Skies Type 56 2011 -
Guatemalan troops Jon Benjamin Has a Van Type 56, "Border" (S01E01) 2011
Lobo Sebastian Octavio Muara Longmire Type 56-1, "The Cancer" (S01E04), plastic magazine, muzzle brake 2012
Continuum - Season 2 "Second Chances" (E01) 2013
Banshee - Season 2 Rabbit's men Type 56 and Type 56-1 / Episode 10 2014

Anime

Title Character Notation Release Date
Gunslinger Girl Padania Terrorists 2003


Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Grand Theft Auto V "Assault Rifle" Type 56-2 2013
Delta Force: Xtreme 2 "AK47" 2009
7.62 High Calibre "Type 56" w/ various attachments 2008
Tomb Raider: Underworld not usable 2008
Battlefield: Vietnam "AK-47" w/ underfolding "pig sticker" bayonet 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "AK47" 2004
Project IGI 2: Covert Strike "AK-47" 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne "Kalashnikov" 2003
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror "AK47" 2002
Project IGI: I'm Going In "AK-47" 2000
Global Operations "AK-47" 2000
Jurassic Park: Trespasser "Kalashnikov" 1998

Norinco Type 84S

Norinco Type 84S - 5.56x45mm
Norinco Type 84S-1 Underfolder Model with 16" barrel - 5.56x45mm
Norinco Type 84S "Target" Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Basically a standard Norinco Type 84S with a slightly longer barrel. This variant was ready for market just as the 1989 US import ban was implemented, so it is mostly seen in Canada. It has an 18.5" barrel and was very rarely seen in the U.S. Gun market.
Norinco Type 84S Match Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Norinco was stuck sitting on a pile of 21" RPK barrels chambered for 5.56mm when the door slammed shut on U.S. imports in 1989. Norinco saved money by mating their 21" long RPK-style barrels to their stockpile of 84S Folding Stock receiver bodies and thus exported the Type 84S Match to countries such as Canada and Australia. Canada would suffer their own import ban on 'frightening looking guns' in 1995. Australian gun owners would suffer such a fate in 1997.

The Type 84 rifle is nearly identical to the Chinese Type 56 (seen above), but it is chambered in 5.56x45mm /.223 Remington. It is often seen impersonating the AK-74 in movies and TV shows (particularly Stargate: SG1, where it is carried by Russian SG teams).

The Type 84 was imported and sold with an AK birdcage flash hider and had a deep polished factory blue. Several other variants of the 84S Rifle (that are mostly unfamiliar to American Gun Owners) were victims of the 1989 Import Ban that barred most new 'assault rifles' from entering the United States. These rifles were thus mostly exported to Canada and Australia, and as a result, appeared in television shows or movies that were filmed in those countries. Listed here are two of the variants seen in Canadian or Australian television (the Target and the Match versions). If it were not for Canadian or Australian movie armorers, most of us in the U.S. would never have known these variants existed.

Film

Actor Character Title Note Date
Stylish Secret Agent Zombieland . 2009
Hungarian police officers Underworld: Evolution . 2006
Ukrainian soldiers The Sum of All Fears Fitted with custom muzzle brakes and folding stocks to pass for AKS-74 2003
. Reindeer Games Seen in the weapons storage compartment of Gabriel's (Gary Sinise) truck 2000
Iraqi soldiers Bravo Two Zero . 1999
Mobsters Hollow Point w/ Type 56-style bayonets 1996

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
. Russian soldiers and other characters The X-Files, Ep. "Terma", "Patient X" . 1993-2002
. Russian soldiers Sliders . 1995-2000
Millennium, Ep. "Gehenna") Found in cult warehouse 1996-1999
. Various military personnel and terrorists Seven Days, Ep. "Peackeepers", "The Fire Last Time" . 1998-2001
. A bounty hunter and Cherokee nationalists Harsh Realm (Ep. 2 "Leviathan", Ep. 8 "Cincinnati") . 1999
. Seth's followers Stargate: SG1 (Season 3, Episode 2) . 1999 - 2000
James Gandolfini Tony The Sopranos, Ep. "Two Tonys" (5.01) . 1999-2007
Max Casella Benny Fazio The Sopranos, Ep. "Two Tonys" (5.01) . 1999-2007
Carl Capotorto Little Paulie Germani The Sopranos, Ep. "Two Tonys" (5.01) . 1999-2007
Ryan Robbins Charlie Connor Battlestar Galactica, Season 3, "Exodus" . 2004-2009
. Resistance fighters Battlestar Galactica, Season 2, "Lay Down Your Burdens" . 2004-2009
Fenar Mohammed-Ali As'ad Chris Ryan's Strike Back, Ep. 1, 2 . 2010
. Iraqi insurgents Chris Ryan's Strike Back, Ep. 1, 2 . 2010

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Dejima refugee sniper Type 84S Target with scope 2004-2005


Norinco MAK-90

Norinco MAK-90 - 7.62x39mm

Civilian "post-ban" version of Norinco Type 56, with 'thumbhole' stock and semi-auto only fire mode.

Specifications

( - )

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 8.3 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Length: 35.1 in (89.2 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Norinco MAK-90 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species Terrorist 1996
Soldier Arcadia 234 inhabitant With 10-round magazine 1998
God Bless America Tara Lynne Barr Roxy thumbhole stock removed 2012
God Bless America Joel Murray Frank Murdock thumbhole stock removed 2012
God Bless America Mike Tristano Shady gun dealer thumbhole stock removed 2012

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow PSO-1 Scope and Dragunov stock Used by Hostile NPCs only 2004


Zastava M70

Zastava M70B1 fixed stock rifle - 7.62x39mm
Zastava M70AB2 folding stock rifle - 7.62x39mm
Zastava M70AB2 folding stock rifle - 7.62x39mm (non-standard pistol grip). The military version of the M70AB2 underfolder rifle has a black plastic pistol grip as seen in the image above. However all of the Zastava M70AB2 rifles imported in the U.S. by Mitchell Arms had the wooden pistol grip seen in this photo. So a wooden pistol grip is indicative of a 'Mitchell Arms' rifle.

The Zastava M70 was the Yugoslavian variant of the Russian AK-47 (later AKM), however, it utilized a strengthened lower receiver, more akin to the RPK than the AK-47/AKM. It also has other design variations which make it immediately recognizable from its Russian cousin. M70 has grenade launcher sights (see talk page for detailed images) that when raised cut off gas flow to the piston allowing use of blanks for grenade launching; the rear trunion has a plunger to lock the receiver cover to prevent loss when used with a grenade launcher. Flip-up sights are standard equipment for optional night use: two dot rear and one dot front filled with phosphorescent material. M70 magazines are standard AK-47 type, but have a follower that blocks the bolt open when empty (much like the 30 round M1 Carbine magazine follower). The forearm is distinctly longer and has 3 cooling vents.

Some of the variants also have finned barrels to aid in heat dispersion. It was made by Zavodi Crvena Zastava (Red Banner Plant), now Zastava Oružje / Zastava Arms in a Yugoslavian (now Serbian) city of Kragujevac.

It was most widely used and seen in the Wars in the 1990s of the former Yugoslavian republics - Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro (Slovenia and Macedonia were not a major combatants in the fighting). Yugoslavia also sold them to many countries such as Iraq (which produced a licensed copy known as the Tabuk, which lacked the grenade-launching sight) and Kuwait.

The Zastava M70 was produced in the following variants:

  • M70 - milled receiver, fixed stock
  • M70A – milled receiver, underfolding stock
  • M70A1 – milled receiver, underfolding stock, mount for night or optical sights
  • M70B1 – stamped receiver, fixed stock
  • M70AB2 – stamped receiver, underfolding stock
  • M70AB3 – stamped receiver, underfolding stock, rifle grenade sight removed and replaced with a GP-25 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher
  • M70B1N – stamped receiver, fixed stock, mount for night or optical sights
  • M70AB2N – stamped receiver, underfolding stock, mount for night or optical sights
  • Variants M70B, M70AB and M70AB1 also exist, but they are rare and their specifications are unclear.

Specifications

(1970 - Present)

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Length: 0 in (0 cm) (stock extended), 0 in (0 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Zastava M70 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) Assailant M70AB2 version with synthetic hand guard 2012
The Dark Knight Rises Mercenaries M70AB2 version 2012
Machine Gun Preacher LRA troops 2011
SPLA troops
Ronnie Nyakale AJ
Coriolanus Gerard Butler Tullus Aufidius M70AB2 version 2011
The Guard Don Cheadle F.B.I. Special Agent Everett M70B1 2011
Fast Five Gunmen M70AB2 version 2011
The A-Team Iraqi guards M70AB2 version 2010
District 13: Ultimatum Thugs M70AB2 & M70B1 versions 2009
A Dangerous Man Jesse Hutch Sergey M70AB1 version 2009
Watchmen Viet Cong fighter 2009
Punisher: War Zone Russian mobsters M70B1 and M70AB2 versions 2009
The Brothers Bloom Czech soldiers 2008
Shake Hands with the Devil Rwandan soldiers and RPF rebels M70AB2 version 2007
Stealth North Korean soldiers M70AB2 version, with taped on flashlight 2005
Warriors (Guerreros) Serbian and Albanian soldiers 2002
Warriors (Guerreros) Eloy Azorín Pvt. Vidal 2002
Behind Enemy Lines Serbian soldiers 2001
No Man's Land Serbian and Bosnian forces 2001
Savior Serbian and Bosnian forces 1998
The Peacemaker Terrorists, Russian soldiers and UN peacekeepers 1997
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame Serbian soldiers M70B1 and M70AB2 versions 1996
Armour of God Cultists M70AB2 1987

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp Sgt. Henno Garvie "Something to Do with Justice", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Serbian rebels "Something to Do with Justice", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Damian O'Hare Sean Weir "The Killing of a One-Eyed Bookie", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Chechen rebels & Russian soldiers "Weapon of Choice", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Al-Qaeda terrorists "Deadlier Than the Male", M70AB2 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force SAS, Chechen rebels & Russian soldiers "Weapon of Choice", M70AB2 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Al-Qaeda terrorists "Dividing Line", M70AB2 2002 - 2006
Bugs "Schrodingers Bomb" 1995 - 1999
Stargate SG-1 Russian SG team "Icon" 1997 - 2007
Stargate SG-1 Victor Favrin Chalo "Evolution", 1997 - 2007
Stargate SG-1 Frank Roman Rafael "Evolution", M70AB2 1997 - 2007
Stargate SG-1 Honduran rebels "Evolution" 1997 - 2007
24: Redemption Child soldier M70AB2 2008
Ultimate Weapons "Close Quarter Battle", M70AB2 2009 - 2011
Nikita Bank robbers and Chilean rebels M70AB2 2010 - Present
Covert Affairs A Taliban Terrorist "Half a World Away" (S2E7) 2011
Banshee - Season 1 Ulrich Thomsen Kai Proctor Episode 10 / M70B1 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
24: The Game Z85 2006

Zastava M85

Zastava M85 - 5.56x45mm

The Zastava M85 is a compact carbine manufactured by the Yugoslavian Zastava company, similar to the AKMSU mentioned above, although with an underfolding stock instead of a side-folder, a three-holed handguard and is chambered for 5.56x45mm.

Specifications

( - )

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
  • Length: 31.5 in (80 cm), 21.3 in (54 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Zastava M85 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
36th Precinct Robber 2004

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days 2010


Zastava M92

Zastava M92 - 7.62x39mm

Very similar to the Zastava M85 but chambers 7.62x39mm instead of 5.56x45mm. Note the curved magazine.

Specifications

( - )

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
  • Length: 31.5 in (80 cm), 21.3 in (54 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Zastava M92 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Zero Dark Thirty Terrorist 2012

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
America's Army Seen in crates with other AK-series weapons, non-playable 2002


AIM/AIMS

AIM - 7.62x39mm
PM.md.65 with cleaning rod removed - 7.62x39mm. An early version of the AIMS with an underfolding stock and inward curved grip.
AIMS - 7.62x39mm
AIMS with 75-round drum magazine - 7.62x39mm

The Romanian clones of the AKM and AKMS, identifiable by the vertical foregrip integrated into the handguard. The folding-stock version of the AIM, known as the AIMS, originally had a conventional under-folding stock and the grip curving inwards at a convex angle. This was eventually replaced by a version which had a side-folding stock (copied from the East German MPi-KMS), as shown here.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
A Gang Story (Les Lyonnais) Bank robbers PM Md. 65 2011
Kandahar Taliban fighters AIM with a shortened barrel 2010
Kandahar Break Taliban fighters AIM 2009
Street Kings Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Grill AIMS 2008
The Last Sentinel Katee Sackhoff The Girl AIMS 2007
Second in Command Rebels Both AIM and AIMS 2006
Attack Force Special Forces soldiers Both AIM and AIMS 2006
Typhoon Pirates Older model AIMS with underfolding stock 2005
Lakshya Indian soldiers and Pakistani irregulars PM md. 90 without foregrips 2004
District B13 Tahas' Henchmen PM md. 90 Krinkov 2004
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout Andrew Bryniarski Larry Eugene Phillips Jr. AIMS, w/ 75-round drum magazine 2003
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout Oleg Taktarov Emil Matasareanu AIMS, w/ 75-round drum magazine 2003
Diplomatic Siege Adrian Pintea Goran Mladnov 1998
Mihai Baranga Dushan
Vlad Ivanov Coscis
Irina Movila Petra
Francisco Reyes Pascal
Romanian policemen
Iron Eagle II Uri Gavriel Georgi Koshkin AIMS, w/ bakelite magazines and Israeli blank-firing adaptor 1988
Ishtar Gunrunner 1987
Iron Eagle Enemy soldier AIMS, with Israeli blank-firing adaptor 1986
Lethal Weapon 4 Corrupt Chinese General's men AIMS, w/ AKM type handguard 1998
Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson Detective Martin Riggs AIMS, w/ AKM type handguard 1998

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Situation Critical 2007-2008
Black and White Triad gangsters with plastic forend 2009


AIMR

First model AIMR with 20 round magazine - 7.62x39mm. The original Romanian designation for this rifle is the PM md. 80.
AIMR - 7.62x39mm. The original Romanian designation for this rifle is the PM md. 90 cu țeavă scurtă (short barrelled).
AIMR - 5.56x45mm. The original Romanian designation for this rifle is the PA md. 97 cu țeavă scurtă (short barrelled).
Romanian AK Draco Pistol - 7.62x39mm. This is a US import variant of the AIMR and can be identified by its lack of a stock, a plain handguard without palmswell and 2 position selector switch.
Romanian AK Draco Carbine - 7.62x39mm. This is a Draco pistol fitted with an AIMS folding stock to replicate the original AIMR, however it still lacks the palmswell hanguard and 3 position selector switch.

AIMR is the collective export designation for a series of Romanian carbines based on the AIMS. The majority feature the distinctive side folding AIMS stock and a straight AKM type handguard (the exception being the first model PM md. 80 which has a unique folding stock and an AIM style vertical grip handguard), and all have a 12 inch barrel with the front sight mounted directly to the gas block. They can be found with either a standard barrel nut, or a proprietary birdcage flash hider. A variant of the AIMR with smooth handguards and the stock removed chambered in 7.62x39mm or 5.56x45mm was imported into the US as the "Champion Pistol". Later the designation of "Draco Pistol" was given to 7.62x39mm weapons, with "Champion Pistol" now referring to only 5.56x45mm weapons.

Specifications

( 1980 - Present)

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm or 5.56x45mm
  • Barrel length: 12 in (30.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AIMR Carbine and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Lookout Jérôme Pouly David AIMR 5.56 2012
Taken 2 Liam Neeson Bryan Mills AIMR 5.56 2012
On the Other Side of the Tracks gang member 2012
Sleepless Night Tomer Sisley Vincent AIMR 5.56 2011
The Assault (L'Assault) Terrorists 2010
Colombiana Bodyguard Draco carbine 2010
Secrets of State (Secret défense) Nicolas Duvauchelle Pierre as Aziz 2008
Home of the Brave Insurgents Draco carbine 2006
Sky Fighters Terrorists 2005
District B13 Taha's henchmen 2004
Amélie Imaginary Mujahedins 2001
Taxi 2 Yakuza Guard 2000
Diplomatic Siege Romanian police PM md. 80 1999
Ronin Bodyguards Draco carbine 1998
Commander Hamilton Russian troops 1998
Commander Hamilton Zakia Tahri Moona 1998

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Killing Floor "AK47" Draco carbine Gold-plated version available with DLC 2009

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Flag Ru-Pou's followers Draco Pistol 2006



Romanian WASR

A US imported Romanian WASR-2 - 5.45x39mm
A US imported Romanian WASR-3 - 5.56x45mm

A Romanian AK clone modified to accept single stack magazines for American import. Chambered in 7.62x39mm (WASR-10), 5.45x39mm (WASR-2), and 5.56x45mm (WASR-3). Most variants had their magazine wells adapted to take standard high capacity magazines, by the distributors.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
24: Redemption Sangalan Rebels 2008
Derailed Terrorists 2002

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Walking Dead Travis Love Shupert "Suicide King" (S3E09) 2013


MPi-KM/MPi-KMS-72

East German MPi-KM-72 with fixed stock - 7.62x39mm. This was the transitional MPi-KM-72 that still used the wooden lower hand grip from the MPi-KM. These were common from 1965-1972. The Side folding stock was not widely distributed until 1973.
East German MPi-KM-72 with plastic stock - 7.62x39mm
East German MPi-KMS-72 with sling and side-folding stock - 7.62x39mm

The MPi-KM/MPi-KMS-72 are East German license-manufactured versions of the AKM/AKMS. Early versions of the rifles had wooden furniture, but later models have distinctive stippled brown buttstocks and pistol grips. The MPi-KMS also has a side folding single strut "coat hanger" stock, a feature which is shared with the Romanian AIMS rifle. After the German reunification, all variants of the MPi were removed from service, with most rifles being sold as surplus to the militaries of such countries as Finland and Turkey.

Note: The chance of seeing a 100% original East German MPi-K series of rifle in a movie or television show is extremely unlikely. Most of the "East German" AKs that are seen in visual media are regular AKMs using East German Parts kits.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Zero Dark Thirty Afghan soldiers 2012
The Hurt Locker Iraqi police officer 2008
Battle for Haditha Iraqi Army soldiers 2007
Lord of War Afghan mujaheddin 2005
Hotel Rwanda Rwandan soldiers 2004
Extreme Ops Thug 2002
23 East German border patrol 1998

Television

Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei Bank robber "Todesfahrt der Linie 834"; Sturmgewehr AKMS-K carbine 1996 - ????
GSG-9 Terrorist Folding Stock 2008


AMD-65

Hungarian AMD-65 - 7.62x39mm
Hungarian AMD-63 - 7.62x39mm
Civillian version of AMM called SA-85M when imported to the U.S. in semi-auto form. - 7.62x39mm
Hungarian AMMS - 7.62x39mm

Specifications

(1965 - )

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • Length: 33.3 in (84.7 cm) (stock extended), 24.6 in (62.4 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel length: 12.5 in (31.7 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AMD-65 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Cockneys vs. Zombies 2012
Zero Dark Thirty Gunmen 2012
Fast Five Zizi's gunmen 2011
Memorial Day Iraqi Insurgents 2011
Underworld Mounted on armory rack 2003
I Spy Gunder's men 2002
In China They Eat Dogs A gangster 1999
Commander Hamilton Russian troops 1998
Death Wish V: The Face of Death Chuck Shamata Sal Paconi 1994
Red Scorpion Dolph Lundgren Nikolai Rachenko 1989
Rambo III Richard Crenna Colonel Trautman 1988
Rambo III Sylvester Stallone John Rambo 1988
Rambo III Soviet tank crew 1988

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Professionals Quinn "A Man Called Quinn" , PSO-1 scope 1983
Lady Cop (Die Kommissarin) - Season 1 Marek Wlodarzcyk Wadim Gubanow "Das Lied vom Freund" (S01E07) 1994

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Used by Ocelot Unit, unobtainable 2004
Alliance of Valiant Arms 2007
Medal of Honor AMD-63 2010
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker "ADM63" 2010
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker "ADM65" 2010


FEG NGM-81

Hungarian FEG NGM-81 with original PKM style flash hider - 5.56x45mm

The Hungarian FEG NGM-81 was a domestic rifle based on the indigenous Hungarian AK74, but built for export. For that reason, it was chambered in 5.56x45mm, though some 5.45x39mm variants exist. The Rifle was built between 1981-1990. The original rifles were only offered with a fixed butt and a wooden fore-end, made in the same Hungarian Blonde wood as the SA-85M export rifle. The folding stock version of this rifle was called the NGV-81. Due to Cold War prohibitions against Combloc weapons within the U.S. (except those exempted by treaty), the vast majority of the export NGM-81 rifles went to Europe and Africa. Most versions omit the large PKM style flash hider, opting instead for the standard AK-47 style muzzle nut. The FEG NGM rifle was noteworthy in that it kept the AK-47/Type 56 style of gas block system, with the gas relief holes in the gas tube, not the gas block (as is the case with the AKM and later style rifles). The Gas block itself and the front sight is the AKM style in shape and the rifle takes a Hungarian stamped metal 5.56mm magazine similar but not identical to the Wieger style AK magazine.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Casino Royale Nambutu Embassy Guards 2006
Sahara Steve Zahn Al Giordino 2005
Sahara Matthew McConaughey Dirk Pitt 2005
Hotel Rwanda Rwandan Army soldiers 2004
Hotel Rwanda Rwandan Army soldier fitted with Krinkov conversion 2004

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Ultimate Force Various soldiers and terrorist 2006


Bulgarian Arsenal AR

Arsenal AR - 7.62x39mm
Arsenal AR-F - 7.62x39mm
Arsenal AR-1F - 7.62x39mm
Arsenal AR-SF - 5.56x45mm NATO
Arsenal AR-M1 - 5.56x45mm NATO
Arsenal AR-M1F - 7.62x39mm
Arsenal AR-M4SF - 5.56x45mm NATO

The Arsenal AR is the name given to the Bulgarian manufactured AK clone (Built by the Bulgaria gunmaker ARSENAL JSCo.). These modern day copies of the AK-47 have milled receivers and are chambered in 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm in various configurations. As time goes on, Arsenal JSCo. builds more variants for export as civilian, military and law enforcement models.

Specifications

( - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO, 7.62x39mm
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Bulgarian Arsenal AR and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Cockneys vs. Zombies Honor Blackman Peggy AR-SF 2012
Taken 2 Guard AR-SF (5.56x45mm) 2012
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) hitman AR-1F 2012
The Devil's Double Iraqi boy SAR-M1 with wood furniture 2011
New Kids Nitro Either AR-F or AR-M1F seen in trunk of car 2011
New Kids Nitro Woensel rapper AR-SF 2011
Infestation Jim Cody Williams Jed Mocked-up as M16A2 2009
The Tournament Bashar Rahal Asa Sadi Mocked-up as M16A2 2009
The Tournament Assassin 7.62x39mm AR-F model 2009
Universal Soldier: Regeneration US Army soldiers 7.62x39mm model mocked-up as M16A2 2009
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Mike Pyle Capt. Kevin Burke 7.62x39mm model mocked-up as M16A2 2009
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Jean-Claude Van Damme Luc Deveraux 7.62x39mm model mocked-up as M16A2 2009
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Andrei Arlovski NGU 7.62x39mm AR model with bipod and ACOG scope 2009
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Aki Avni Colonel Petrov 7.62x39mm AR model 2009
Transporter 3 Ukrainian Special Security Forces 7.62x39mm AR model 2008
Day of the Dead Nick Cannon Salazar 7.62x39mm AR model with custom muzzle brake and thumbhole stock 2008
Day of the Dead AnnaLynne McCord Nina 2008
Day of the Dead US Army soldiers 7.62x39mm model mocked up as M16A2 2008
Secrets of State (Secret défense) Terrorist 2008
JCVD Jean-Claude Van Damme Himself 2008
Hitman Russian Alfa Commandos 7.62x39mm AR and AR-F models 2007
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil North Korean Soldiers 7.62x39mm AR model mocked-up to resemble Norinco Type 56 2006
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Navy SEALs and North Korean Soldiers 7.62x39mm AR-F model mocked-up to resemble Norinco Type 56-1 2006
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Nicholas Gonzalez Lieutenant Robert James 7.62x39mm AR-M1F model fitted with AKS-74U muzzle brake 2006
Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Matt Bushell Master Chief Petty Officer Neil 'Spaz' Callaghan 7.62x39mm AR-M1F model fitted with AKS-74U muzzle brake 2006
District B13 Henchman 5.56x45mm AR-SF model with AKS-74U flash hider and handguard 2006
Sky Fighters Jean-Baptiste Puech "Ipod" 2005
Sky Fighters Terrorists 2005
36th Precinct Robber w/wood furniture 2004

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei Various criminals 5.56x45mm AR-M1 model fitted with AK-47 front sight and furniture 1996 -
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei Various criminals 5.56x45mm AR-SF model fitted with AKS-74U handguard 1996 -
Strike Back: Project Dawn Terrorist 5.56x45mm AR-M4SF model 1996 - 2011

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Release Date
F.E.A.R. 3 w/ R.I.S., fore-grip, reflex scope and skeletal butt-stock Unusable, 7.62x39mm AR model 2011


Radom-Hunter

The Radom-Hunter is a Polish "sporterised" version of the AKM. Hunter can be seen with proprietary sight-mount/receiver cover (pictured) or, more common, standard AKM side rail.

Radom Hunter - 7.62x39mm

Specifications

(1987 - 2000)

  • Type: Hunting Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs (5.2 kg)
  • Length: 40 in (101.5 cm)
  • Barrel length: 20 in (50.8 cm)
  • Capacity: 5 (Any AK-type magazine)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Radom-Hunter and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
The Foreigner Steven Seagal Jonathan Cold 2003
Demons of War Miroslaw Baka "The silent" 1998
Demons of War Christoph Rex-Jarnot Filip 1998


Kbs wz.96 Beryl

The Kbs wz.96 Beryl is a Polish assault rifle chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO round. Beryl rifle was developed from Kbk wz.88 Tantal rifle, and since its adoption in Polish military in 1997 went through several modifications focused on improving its ergonomics. Beryl is often used with a quick-detach sight rail.

Kbs wz.96 Beryl - 5.56x45mm

Specifications

(1996 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs (3.4 kg) empty
  • Length: 37.1 in (94.3 cm) with unfolded stock
  • Barrel length: 18 in (45.7 cm)
  • Capacity: 20, 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi/Burst/Auto

The Kbs wz. 1996 Beryl and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Demons of War Serbian separatists 1998


AKU-94

Maadi ARM in AKU-94 bullpup kit - 7.62x39mm
AK variant in AKU-94 bullpup kit with polymer magazine - 7.62x39mm

The AKU-94 is a bullpup conversion kit (built and originally sold as a kit by K-VAR) for the AK type rifle, Both the European style AKs (like the Romanian AKs or Egyptian Maadis) and the Chinese style of AK rifle (Type 56) can fit into the kit. In the Mid-2000s, KVAR stopped making and selling the AKU-94 conversion kit. All remaining kits were purchased by Century Arms International, and subsequently used to 'spruce up' AK rifles with a futuristic bullpup look. Currently various imported AK rifles (mostly WASRs) with kit installed, is sold by Century Arms International. This bullpup configuration retains the standard barrel length but the design makes the AK rifle more compact making it more suitable for close quarters battle.

Specifications

( - )

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 0 lbs (0 kg)
  • Length: 0 in (0 cm)
  • Barrel length: 0 in (0 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box mag
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The AKU-94 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Town Slaine Albert 'Gloansy' MacGloan red dot sight 2010
The Interceptor (Zapreshchyonnaya Realnost) Kurylo's special forces soldier 2009
The Apocalypse Code Various terrorists 2007
Soldier Kurt Russell Sgt. Todd Dressed up as futuristic weapon, with Surefire universal weaponlight and C-More red dot sight 1998
Soldier Soldiers Dressed up as futuristic weapons with Surefire Universal weaponlight and C-More red dot sight 1998

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Star Trek: Voyager Robert Beltran Chakotay "Nemesis", Dressed up as alien weapons 1997
Star Trek: Voyager Kradin soldiers "Nemesis", Dressed up as alien weapons 1997
The X Files "First Person Shooter" , ACOG scope 2000
Firefly guards "War Stories" (S01E10) 2002

Video Games

Title As Mods Notes Date
Medal of Honor: Warfighter AK-103 Bullpup w/ various attachments 2012

Firing Replicas of the AK-47

Bollywood Replica AK-47

Commonly seen in Bollywood productions due to Indian firearms restrictions, these replica AK-47s are designed to fire blank ammunition and are most likely custom fabricated by Indian armorers. Virtually all "AK-47s" seen in Bollywood movies (excepting films made with the help of the Indian military) will be such blank-firing replicas.

AK-47 replica, commonly seen in Bollywood productions. Photo from Ekta Enterprises.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Shootout at Lokhandwala Criminals and Mumbai Police 2007
LOC Kargil Pakistani Soldiers 2003


Non-Firing Replicas of the AK-47

Hudson AK-47

The most common of all movie AK-47s in scenes where a real firearm was not used, is the all metal Japanese "Hudson AK-47". Hudson, a replica gun company like Model Gun Corp. (MGC) made many metal replicas in the 1970s and 1980s.

Hudson AK-47, a Japanese Replica firearm based on the original Type III AK-47, seen here with AKS-style underfolding stock


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