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The AK-47 is a selective-fire (semi-automatic and automatic), gas-operated 7.62x39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known in the Soviet documentation as 'Avtomat Kalashnikova' (Russian: Автомат Калашникова). Even after six decades, the model and its variants remain the most popular and widely used assault rifles in the world because of their substantial, outstanding reliability under harsh conditions, low production costs compared to contemporary Western weapons, availability in virtually every geographic region and ease of use. These factors led the AK-47 to be named the "greatest combat rifle of all time" by the Military Channel. The AK-47 has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with armed forces as well as irregular forces worldwide, and was the basis for developing many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. As of 2004, out of the estimated 500 million firearms worldwide, approximately 100 million belong to the Kalashnikov family, three-quarters of which are AK-47s.

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

Contents


Soviet/Russian Versions

AK-47

Type I AK-47, early stamped receiver with prototype slab sided magazine - 7.62x39mm. While it was intended for the AK to use all stamped parts for cost reasons, the Soviet metalworking industry was simply not ready to do this at the time, and the high rejection rate of the early stamped AK receivers led to a switch to milling that lasted until the introduction of the AKM.
Type II AK-47 (note the 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 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 Type III milled 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 Yugoslavian 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, without any numbers added to it. The AK-74 and all its variants, though, do include the year in its original naming. Usage of AK-47 in Russian sources refer only to the earliest prototypes, which were named AK-47.

Specifications

(1949 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg) empty, 10.5 lbs (4.8 kg) loaded
  • Length: 34.3 in (87 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.4 in (41.6 cm)
  • Muzzle velocity: 2,350 ft/s (715 m/s)
  • Feed System: 10, 20, 30, 40-round box magazine, 75 or 100-round drum magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The Original 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
7 Days in Entebbe Daniel Brühl Wilfried Böse 2018
7 Days in Entebbe Rosamund Pike Brigitte Kuhlmann 2018
7 Days in Entebbe Angel Bonanni Yonatan Netanyahu 2018
7 Days in Entebbe IDF Commandos 2018
7 Days in Entebbe Palestinian Hijackers 2018
7 Days in Entebbe Ugandan Soldiers 2018
The Death of Stalin Jason Isaacs Georgy Zhukov 2017
The Death of Stalin Red Army soldiers 2017
The Death of Stalin Stalin's guards 2017
Pitbull: Tough Women (Pitbull. Niebezpieczne kobiety) A gang member 2016
Survivor (2015) Taliban fighters 2015
The Calculator (Vychislitel) Seen in Captain's armory 2014
The White Storm Marc Ma Dune Kun 2013
Homefront (2013) Drugs laborant 2013
Heavenly Shift (Isteni müszak) Serbian fighters 2013
Killing Season Serbian fighters, Bosnian militia 2013
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
The Golden Mean (Zolotoe sechenie) 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
Peranmai Jeyam Ravi Dhuruvan 2009
Peranmai Mercenary 2009
Ba'al: The Storm God Armed guards Type III 2008
Crossfire (Les Insoumis) Gangsters 2008
War, Inc. Turaqi militia 2008
Secrets of State (Secret défense) Terrorists, DGSE Agents 2008
The Hunting Party Somali militia member 2007
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
Joy Division Soviet soldier at the gate 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
Muscle Heat Arabian terrorists, Arena Guards 2002
Behind Enemy Lines Serbian soldier 2001
Armstrong Russian Soldiers 1998
Godzilla (1998) Ukrainian Soldiers 1998
Commander Hamilton Russian troops 1998
Road Ends Orosco's henchman 1997
All the Things We Dreamt of for So Long Nikolay Dobrynin Nikolay 1997
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Chechen fighters 1996
Zero Tolerance Mobsters 1994
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
Loaded with Death (Zaryazhennye smertyu) Boris Bystrov Nikodimov 1991
Vadim Andreev Fedoseev
Vyacheslav Baranov Uvarov
Aleksei Rodionov Borisov
A Better Tomorrow III Viet Cong fighters 1990
Husband of the Hound of the Baskervilles (Muzh sobaki Baskerviley) Aleksandr Korzhenkov Oranzhevyy 1990
Code Name Coq Rouge PLO guard 1989
Stellan Skarsgård Carl Hamilton
Cargo 300 (Gruz 300) Afghan government soldier 1989
Stray Dogs (Psy) Andrey Krasko Viktor Utekhin 1989
Yuriy Kuznetsov Ivan Maksimchuck
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 Detached Mission (Odinochnoye plavanye) Soviet sailors 1985
Water Billy Connolly Delgado Fitzhugh 1985
Valerie Perrine Pamela Weintraub
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
Country Trip of Sergeant Tsybulya (Dachnaya poezdka serzhanta Tsybuli) Soviet soldiers 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
The Mirror (Zerkalo) Soviet soldiers Real 1969 Sino-Soviet border conflict archive footage 1975
And on the Pacific... (I na Tikhom Okeane...) Soviet soldiers and cadets 1974
Listen on the Other Side (Daisny tserguudee sonsotsgoo!) Mongolian soldiers 1971
On the way to Berlin (Na puti v Berlin) Soviet soldiers Anachronistic 1969
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
In the Hard Hour (V trudnyy chas) German soldiers 1961
Soldier's Heart (Soldatskoye serdtse) Soviet soldiers 1959
Gloomy Morning (Khmuroe utro) White Army soldiers Heavily anachronistic 1959
Blue Arrow (Golubaya strela) Yuriy Bogolyubov Sgt. Grechka 1958
Blue Arrow (Golubaya strela) Anvar Turaev Pvt. Kaphnutdinov 1958
Maksim Perepelitsa Soviet Soldiers The first screen appearance of AK 1955

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Born by Revolution: The Last Meeting (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Poslednyaya vstrecha) Militsia personnel 1977
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
The Sopranos Edie Falco Carmela Pilot (1.01) 1999
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
Flashpoint (2008) various subjects 2008-2012
Breaking Bad - Season 2 "Negro y Azul" 2009
Charlie's Angels on photo 2011
Midsomer Murders Mercenaries S14E7 "A Sacred Trust" 2011
Revolution - Season 1 Opening credits 2012
Tyrant seen inside the freedom fighters' Volkswagen Vanagon 2014
The Night Manager mercenaries 2016

Anime

Title Character Note Date
New Dominion Tank Police Tank Police Squad and criminals 1993
Gunsmith Cats Seen in gun store 1995-1996
Burn-Up W Terrorist 1996
Trigun Descarte's henchman Futurisic version of AKMS 1996-1997
Burn-Up Excess Terrorist, Maya Jingu, Nanvel Candlestick 1997-1998
Noir Islamic revolutionaries & USSR soldiers Seen in flashback 2001
Gunslinger Girl Padania Terrorists 2003
Magikano Rika Anju "Did a Maid Really Come?" (Ep.07) 2006
Black Lagoon Various 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
The Stalin Subway 2005
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
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: Modern Infantry Combat 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
Elite Warriors Vietnam 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
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
Alekhine's Gun 2016
Ghost Recon: Wildlands 2017
Black Squad AK47 GL GP-30 2017
Ironsight AK-47 Type II with picatinny rail 2018

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 magazine
  • 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
Pitbull: Last Dog (Pitbull. Ostatni pies) Polish SWAT, Russian SWAT 2018
Women of Mafia Kasia Warnke Anna Ostrowska 2018
Women of Mafia Agnieszka Dygant Daria Wawrzyniak "Niania" 2018
7 Days in Entebbe Ben Schnetzer Zeev Hirsch 2018
7 Days in Entebbe IDF Commandos 2018
Abang Long Fadil 2 Achey Bochey Ali @ Tiger 2017
Gangster Ka Seychelles policeman 2015
Lupin III Pramuk's bodyguards 2014
Lone Survivor Taliban fighters With bakelite magazines 2013
Cold War Kidnappers 2012
Inescapable Syrian soldiers 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
Fat Alexandru Balteanu Vasika 2011
Fat Vitalie Ambroci Grisa airsoft 2011
Nokas Tov Sletta David Toska With AKM style muzzle brake 2010
The Stool Pigeon Patrick Keung Tai Ping 2010
Angel of Evil Filippo Timi Enzo 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
Largo Winch Brazilian Police 2008
Mesrine: Public Enemy Number 1 Vincent Cassel Mesrine 2008
Gomorrah Ciro Petrone Ciro 2008
The Mark of Cain Iraqi insurgent 2007
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Maksim Drozd Vasily Stepanovich Zhgutov 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Vladimir Mashkov Kirill Mazur 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Sergey Garmash Zima 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Yuri Pristrom Fyodor 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Svetlana Antonova Olga Khmelnitskaya 2006
Piranha (Okhota na piranyu) Prokhor's men 2006
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
Lion's Share (Lvinaya dolya) OMON troopers 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
All the Things We Dreamt of for So Long Nikolay Dobrynin Nikolay 1997
Sergey Galkin A gangster
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Oleg Menshikov Sanya 1996
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy plennik) Chechen fighters 1996
All That Is Tender (Tot, kto nezhnee) Mercenaries 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
Husband of the Hound of the Baskervilles (Muzh sobaki Baskerviley) Mobsters 1990
Cargo 300 (Gruz 300) Afghan mujaheddins 1989
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
Order No. 027 (Myung ryoung-027 ho) North Korean commandos Type 58B 1986
Iron Eagle Enemy soldiers 1986
The Detached Mission (Odinochnoye plavanye) Aleksandr Fatyushin Starshi praporshchik Kruglov 1985
Sergey Nasibov Pvt. Danilov
The Emerald Forest Powers Boothe Bill Markham 1985
Arthur Muhlenberg Rico
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 Capt. Tarassov Type I 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Mihai Volontir Warrant Officer Volentir Type I 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Vadim Spiridonov Capt. Shvetz Type I 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Yelena Glebova Sgt. Zinovieva Type I 1981
Funeral in Berlin East German Border Guard 1966
Objective 500 Million (Objectif: 500 millions) Bruno Cremer Jean Reichau 1966
Objective 500 Million (Objectif: 500 millions) Etienne Bierry Douard 1966
The Lark (Zhavoronok) Valentins Skulme Frenchman 1964
Soldier's Heart (Soldatskoye serdtse) Soviet soldiers 1959
Blue Arrow (Golubaya strela) A saboteur 1958

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
Columbo Peter Falk Lt. Columbo "Dead Weight" (S01E03) 1971-2003
Columbo Eddie Albert Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister "Dead Weight" (S01E03) 1971-2003
Columbo is seen in a showcase with option sight/ "Columbo Cries Wolf" (S09E02) 1971-2003
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
Tyrant Shiek Rashid's guards equipped with a synthetic quad rail handguard 2014

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 - 7.62x39mm
Maadi ARM - 7.62x39mm. This Egyptian clone of AK is often seen in American movies.
Romanian AKM with synthetic furniture - 7.62x39mm
AKM with 40mm GP-25 grenade launcher - 7.62x39mm

AKM is 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 Type II and Type III 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, without 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 or 100-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
7 Days in Entebbe Palestinian hijackers 2018
Kong: Skull Island Shea Whigham Captain Earl Cole 2017
American Made cartel soldiers and contras 2017
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Iraqi insurgents 2016
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Contractor Vltor Modstock, railed handguard 2016
War Dogs Jonah Hill Efraim Diveroli 2016
Godzilla (2014) Filipino Mine Guards 2014
RoboCop Insurgents With RIS handguards and grenade launcher 2014
No Way Out (Elq Chka) Prison guards 2014
22 Minutes (22 minuty) Gaël Kamilindi Kalash 2014
Aleksandr Galibin Dekalin
Somali Pirates
Elysium Matt Damon Max De Costa futuristically modified, fires fictional airburst ammunition 2013
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Cobra Troopers Customised AKMs fitted in Center Balanced Systems stocks 2013
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
Pawnshop (Lombard) Mark's and Yuriy's bandits 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
A Quiet Outpost (Tikhaya zastava) Islamist fighters 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
A Yakuza's Daughter Never Cries Special Forces 2010
Dark World (Tyomnyy mir) Vladimir Lukyanchikov Toivo 2010
X-Men Origins: Wolverine African soldiers 2009
Hooked (Na Igre) can be seen in the Counter Strike style game footage 2009
Go Fast Drug dealer 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
Shooter (2007) enemy fighters 2007
American Gangster guards in the Nationalists' heroin fields 2007
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
Rushmore Sara Tanaka Margaret Yang 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
All That Is Tender (Tot, kto nezhnee) Mercenaries 1996
Shirli-Myrli Mafia 1995
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
The Arbiter (Arbitr) A criminal 1992
Four Sheets of Plywood (Chotyry lysty fanery) Criminal 1992
Afghan Breakdown Nikolai Ustinov Pvt. Onisimov 1991
Soviet soldiers Some with PBS sound suppressors
Mujaheddins
Husband of the Hound of the Baskervilles (Muzh sobaki Baskerviley) Viktor Konisevich Danila Osokin 1990
Militiaman
Delta Force 2 Ramon Cota's men 1990
White Crows (Belye vorony) Soviet soldiers 1989
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
The Annihilators Viet Cong fighters 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
To Command Yourself (Prikazhi sebe) Soviet Army soldiers 1980
Operation Leopard (La légion saute sur Kolwezi) Katanga fighters 1980
In the Zone of Special Attention (V zone osobogo vnimaniya) Soviet Army soldiers 1977
Listen on the Other Side (Daisny tserguudee sonsotsgoo!) Mongolian soldiers 1971
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) Soviet Army infantry on parade Documentary footage 1970
The Shield and the Sword (Shchit i mech) German soldiers Replacement for StG 44 1968
Zhenya, Zhenechka and "katyusha" Soviet soldiers 1967

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The A-Team George Peppard Col. John "Hannibal" Smith 1983 - 1987
NVA soldiers "The Sound of Thunder"
On Wings of Eagles Miguel Ángel Fuentes ‘The Large Kurd’ 1986
Kurdish fighters
The State Border: Film 6 Russian and Polish Border guards Can be seen in documentary footage 1987
Tour of Duty Stephen Caffrey Lt. Myron Goldman 1987 - 1989
Incident at the Airport (Sluchay v aeroportu) Militsiya 1989
The Halt of Wanderers (Prival strannikov) A criminal 1991
Purgatory (Chistilishche) various characters With GP-25 grenade launchers 1998
The X-Files - Season 7 Ivory Coast Soldier "The Sixth Extinction" (S7E01) 1999
Tunisian Prison Guards "Requiem" (S7E22) 2000
24 Henchmen 2001 - 2010
The X-Files - Season 9 Iraqi Insurgents "Providence" (S9E10) 2002
Ultimate Force Various criminals and terrorists With and without telescopic sights 2002 - 2006
Firefly Browncoats "Serenity" (S1E01) 2002
henchmen "Heart of Gold" (S1E13) 2003
Ultimate Force - Season 2 Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie "Dead is Forever" 2003
Conor Mullen Omega "What in the Name of God", With telescopic sight
Luke De Woolfson Michael
CSI: NY Terrorists "Snow Day" 2004 - 2013
Ultimate Force - Season 3 Louis Decosta Johnson Cpl. Dave Woolston "Never Go Back" 2005
Saskia Butler Luanne Du Preez
Con O'Neil Lavelle "Weapons of Choice"
Archangel Igor Filipov Major Kretov 2005
Russian troops
24 - Season 5 Terrorists 2005 - 2006
My Name is Earl various characters in various episodes 2005 - 2009
The Unit Dennis Haysbert CSM Jonas Blane "Johnny B. Good", With Surefire Universal Weaponlight and silencer 2006 - 2009
Max Martini MSgt. Mack Gerhardt
Scott Foley Sgt. Bob Brown
Michael Irby Sgt. Charles Grey
Michael Irby Sgt. Charles Grey "Two Coins"
Soldiers
Terrorists
Criminal Minds - Season 4 Cultists Some with synthetic furniture and rails / "Minimal Loss" (S04E03) 2008
Detroit 1-8-7 henchman "Royal Bubbles/Needle Drop" (S1E04) 2010
Justified - Season 1 Alexandra Barreto Pilar "Fire in the Hole" (S1E01) 2010
Charlie's Angels Rachael Taylor Abby 2011
Guards
Jon Benjamin Has a Van Guatemalan troops "Border" (S1E01) 2011
Falling Skies Noah Wyle Tom Mason 2011
Last Resort Daisy Betts LT Shepard "Controlled Flight Into Terrain" (S1E13) 2012
CSI Andel (Kriminálka Andel) - Season 4 Marek Svitek SGT. Martin Hájek "Mise" (S4E08) 2014
Banshee - Season 2 Rabbit's men Episode 10 2014
Banshee - Season 3 Chayton's tribesmen 2015
Banshee - Season 3 Ricky Russert Tommy Littlestone 2015

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Spriggan Turkish soldier 1994
Full Metal Panic! 2002
Flag Militia fighters 2006
Canaan Canaan 2009
Girls' Last Tour ep. 01 2017

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Ghost Recon "AK47" Without muzzle brake 2001
Combat Arms "AK-47" 2004
Half-Life 2 "AR-1" Cut weapon 2004
Project Reality 2005
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Not usable 2005
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
Watch_Dogs "AK-47" With wooden AK-103 stock and AK-103 muzzle brake 2014
Survarium 2014
Far Cry 4 With wooden AK-103 stock and AK-103 muzzle brake Only used by NPCs during introductory cutscene, model from Watch_Dogs 2014
Squad 2015
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault "AK47" 2015
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered 2016
Mafia III 2016
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds 2017
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 "AKA-47" 2017
Far Cry 5 2018

AKMS

AKMS - 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: 30-round box 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
KL Special Force Gang Anarchist mafias 2018
Sindiket Southern Filipino militias 2017
Chappie Jose Pablo Cantillo Amerika Wooden and synthetic furniture 2015
Mercenaries
Thugs
Partners (Naparnikter) Special Forces 2015
American Sniper Iraqi insurgents 2014
Tokarev Russian mobsters With AK-74 style muzzle brakes 2014
22 Minutes (22 minuty) Russian Marines Some with AK-74 style muzzle brakes and side-folding stocks 2014
Zulu Clayton Evertson Beach thug 2013
Zombie Fever Alexander Levenchuk Pyotr 2013
Valeriy Zelenskiy Sasha
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
Chernobyl Diaries Milos Timotijevic Berkut member 2012
Bablo Ukrainian Berkut officers 2011
Machine Gun Preacher Junior Magale William 2011
Entanglemen (Uwiklanie) Marek Bukowski Slawomir Smolar suppressed, sniper scope 2011
Home (Dom) Konstantin Adaev Tocka with AK-74 style muzzle brake and POSP 4x24B sniper scope 2011
The Liquidator Arystan soldier 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
Antikiller D.K. "Kolgan"'s bodyguard 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
Rambo (2008) Supakorn Kitsuwon Myint w/ shortened barrel 2008
Rambo (2008) Tim Kang En-Joo 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 (Putevoy Obkhodchik) 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
Paragraph 78 (Paragraf 78) Vladimir Vdovichenkov Skiff 2007
Paragraph 78 (Paragraf 78) Anatoliy Belyy Spam 2007
The Departed Chinese mobsters 2006
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
Antikiller 2: Antiterror Chechen terrorists 2003
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
Antikiller Criminals 2002
Lion's Share (Lvinaya dolya) OMON troopers 2001
April (Aprel) OMON troopers 2001
I Am a Dummy (Ya - kukla) Sergey Nikonenko Aleksey Ivanovich 2001
Aleksandr Domogarov Viktor Vorobyov
Vladimir Episkoposyan Murat
Russian soldiers, cadets,
Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment, The Sergey Garmash Militia (police) captain Koshaev 1999
Composition for Victory Day (Sochinenie ko Dnyu Pobedy) OMON personnel 1998
Air Force One General Radek's men w/ shortened barrels and custom folding stocks 1997
All the Things We Dreamt of for So Long Nikolay Dobrynin Nikolay 1997
Criminals
Ricochet (Rikoshet) OMON personnel, criminals 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
All That Is Tender (Tot, kto nezhnee) Mercenaries 1996
The Bomb (Bomba) Vohid Zoidov Aripjon Pulatbuloyev 1995
Muhammadsoli Yusupov Xolmat aka
Rustam Sagdullaev Rahim Ahmedov
True Lies Art Malik Salim Abu Aziz 1994
Hagi-Tragger Militia, criminals 1994
Hot Shots! Part Deux Iraqi soldiers 1993
Black Shark (Chyornaya akula) mujahedeen, Soviet soldiers 1993
Toy Soldiers Columbian terrorists 1991
Afghan Breakdown Michele Placido Major Bandura With 75-round RPK drum magazine 1991
Rinat Ibragimov Pvt. Popov w/ plastic magazines
Artur Uvarov Pvt. Ivanov
Soviet paratroopers
Navy SEALs U.S Navy SEALs 1990
Living Target (Zhivaja mishen) Militsia and criminals 1990
Fools Die on Friday (Duraki umirayut po pyatnitsam) Militia 1990
Rambo 3 Sylvester Stallone John Rambo 1988
Rambo 3 Mujaheddin 1988
Rambo 3 Soviet Spetznaz soldiers w/AK-74 style muzzle brakes 1988
Off Limits assassins 1988
Road to Hell (Doroga v ad) Militsiya personnel 1988
The Living Daylights Mujaheddin 1987
The Living Daylights Czech soldiers 1987
Wild Geese II East German border guard 1985
Search and neutralize (Nayti i obezvredit) Militia sergeant 1982
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Yelena Glebova Sergeant Zinovieva w/ standard magazine 1981
Hit Back (Otvetnyy khod) Soviet marines w/ standard and plastic magazines 1981
Izhora Battalion (Izhorskiy batalyon) German soldiers Standing for Sturmgewehr 44 1972
Officers (Ofitsery) Soviet paratroopers 1971
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) Soviet Army paratroopers on parade Documentary footage 1970
One Chance in One Thousand (Odin shans iz tysyachi) Oleg Khalimonov Kartsev Standing for Sturmgewehr 44 1969
Vladimir Marenkov Sgt. Sokolov

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Confrontation (Protivostoyanie) A Special unit trooper 1985
Grazhdanin nachalnik Militsia and criminals 2001
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
The Walking Dead Melissa McBride Carol Peletier 2010-????
Strike Back - Season 3 Rhona Mitra Major. Rachel Dalton 2012
Strike Back - Season 3 Tim Pigott-Smith Patrick Burton 2012
Tyrant freedom fighters 2014
The Night Manager mercenaries 2016

Anime

Title Character Notation Release Date
New Dominion Tank Police 1993
Flag Ru-Pou's followers with shortened barrels 2009
Suisei no Gargantia Sailor 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Project Reality 2005
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 "AK.762" With cleaning rod removed 2013
Insurgency "AKM" w/ various attachments 2014
Contract Wars 2014

AK-101

AK-101 - 5.56x45mm
AK-101 with 40mm GP-30 grenade launcher - 5.56x45mm

Modern Russian full-size 5.56x45mm NATO AK rifle for export.

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; 45-round magazine from the RPK-201 also compatible
  • 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
Hitman: Contracts "AK74" 2004
Battlefield 2 two magazines taped together "jungle style", with and without GP-30 grenade launcher 2005
Splinter Cell: Double Agent used by hostile NPCs 2006
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
The 3rd Birthday "RK-101" 2010
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016


AK-102

AK-102 - 5.56x45mm

The AK-102 is a modern 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
Call of Duty Online "AK117" w/ various attachments 2013


AK-103

AK-103 - 7.62x39mm

Modern Russian full-size 7.62x39mm AK rifle.

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
Hardcore Henry Sergey Valyaev Henry 2016
Hardcore Henry Oleg Poddubniy Yuri 2016
Sicario Assassin 2015
A Good Day to Die Hard Russian OMON soldier 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
The Last Ship Eric Dane CDR Tom Chandler 2015

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
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
Far Cry 4 AK47 2014

AK-104

AK-104 - 7.62x39mm

The AK-104 is a modern AK that is the carbine version of the AK-103.

Specifications

(1994 - 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 box 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
Pawnshop (Lombard) Vladimir Kokotunov Bill collector 1 2013
Pawnshop (Lombard) Andrey Burym Bill collector 1 2013
Pawnshop (Lombard) Special Agent 2013
Red 2 Moscow police 2013
No Way Out (Elq Chka) Levon Hovhannisyan Brutal henchman Airsoft 2014
Hardcore Henry Henry 2016
Daylight's End Sonny Puzikas Vlad Romanov With suppressor and AKS-74 style side-folding stock 2016
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Russian soldier 2017

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

Full-sized AK-107 variant chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, using the Balanced Automatics Recoil System (BARS) similar to 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