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PM md. 63 (Romanian: Pistol Mitralieră model 1963; lit. "model 1963 submachine gun") is the Romanian military designation of Romanian manufactured clones of the Soviet AKM. Produced at the Cugir Arms Factory (today a subsidiary of ROMARM), early Romanian Kalashnikov rifles were almost indistinguishable from Soviet AKMs, but a number of Romanian domestic features were introduced in later production models, making them more and more distinct from Soviet Kalashnikovs.

The Romanian Kalashnikov rifles have been exported to many other countries well beyond Europe. In the United States, Romanian AK rifles are primarily imported by Century International Arms (Century Arms for short), and are best known under their export names AIM and AIMS; while these names were originally applied to specific Romanian AK variants, they came to be applied to export versions of later Romanian AKs, even if they don't officially use these export names.

Romanian Military Models

PM md. 63

PM md. 63 (AIM) - 7.62x39mm

The PM md. 63 is the Romanian clone of the AKM. It is identifiable by its distinctive vertical foregrip integrated into the handguard. In the west, it is better known under the export name of AIM.

Note: As the original PM md. 63 is externally almost indistinguishable from the Soviet AKM, IMFDB currently only identifies later production PM md. 63s with the foregrip handguard.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Beasts of No Nation Child soldiers AIM 2015
Kandahar Break Taliban fighters AIM 2009
Attack Force Special Forces soldiers 2006
Sun Alley Michael Klobe Grenzer Orlowsky 1999
Mercenary Lindsey Ginter Klinge 1996
Afghan Breakdown Afghan Mujaheddin 1991


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Tyrant Abbudinian soldiers Episode 1 2014

PM md. 65

PM md. 65 (AIMS) with cleaning rod removed - 7.62x39mm

The PM md. 65 is the Romanian clone of the AKMS. As with the md. 63, the rifle features a foregrip integrated into the handguard; in order to accommodate the underfolding stock, however, the foregrip of the PM md. 65 notably slants backwards. The rifle is exported to the west under the export name AIMS.

Note: As the original PM md. 65 is externally almost indistinguishable from the Soviet AKMS, IMFDB currently only identifies later production PM md. 65s with the rearward canted foregrip handguard.


Title Actor Character Note Date
A Gang Story (Les Lyonnais) Bank robbers 2011
Typhoon Pirates 2005
Diplomatic Siege Adrian Pintea Goran Mladnov 1998
Mihai Baranga Dushan
Vlad Ivanov Coscis
Irina Movila Petra
Francisco Reyes Pascal
Romanian policemen

PA md. 86

PA md. 86 - 5.45x39mm

The PA md. 86 (Romanian: Pușca automată Model 1986, lit. "Model 1986 Automatic Rifle"), exported under the name AIMS-74, is the Romanian 5.45×39mm update to the former Romanian service rifle, the PM md. 63. While similar to the Soviet AK-74, it is developed independently from it and is not a direct clone of it, and therefore retained some archaic AKM elements, such as the gas block design. The rifle is still the current standard infantry rifle of Romania.

All military PA md. 86 rifles are fitted with folding stocks patterened after the East German MPi-KMS; PA md. 86/AIMS-74 rifles with fixed stocks (generally nicknamed "AIM-74" in line with nomenclature for Romanian export weapons) are generally custom-built weapons created outside of the Romanian military. The PA md. 86 can be equipped with the AG-40 grenade launcher.

The PA md. 97 is a 5.56mm version of the md. 86 developed in 1997. The PA md. 2000 is a modernized version with synthetic furniture chambered in 5.56mm.


(1986 - Present)

  • Type: Assault Rifle
  • Caliber: 5.45x39mm
  • Weight: 8.1 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Length: 37.1 in (94.3 cm) (stock extended), 29.4 in (74.8 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel Length: 17 in (43.2 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Mode(s): Semi-Auto/Burst-3/Full-Auto


Title Actor Character Notation Date
7 Seconds gangsters 2005
The Hard Corps Hoodlum 2006

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Vigor 2018

PM md. 90

PM md. 90 - 7.62x39mm
PM md. 90 with 75-round drum magazine - 7.62x39mm

The PM md. 90 is the 7.62mm counterpart to the 5.45mm PA md. 86. It is internally identical to the PM md. 63/65, but features the PA md. 86's side-folding stock instead.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Anacondas: Trail of Blood Police 2009
Street Kings Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Grill 2008
The Last Sentinel Katee Sackhoff The Girl 2007
Second in Command Rebels 2006
Attack Force Special Forces soldiers 2006
Lakshya Indian soldiers and Pakistani irregulars without foregrips 2004
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout Andrew Bryniarski Larry Eugene Phillips Jr. w/ 75-round drum magazine 2003
Oleg Taktarov Emil Matasareanu
Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson Detective Martin Riggs. w/ AKM type handguard 1998
Corrupt Chinese General's men
Iron Eagle II Uri Gavriel Georgi Koshkin w/ bakelite magazines and Israeli blank-firing adaptor 1988
Ishtar Gunrunner 1987
Iron Eagle Enemy soldier 1986

Video Games

Title As Mods Notes Date
Call of Duty Online Potential weapon setup made from in-game weapon attachments for AKM 2013

Export Models


First model AIMR with crutch style stock and 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). This differs from the US import version the Draco by its 3 position fire selector, folding stock as standard and darker AKM type palm-swell handguard.
AIMR (JMAC Customs civilian replica) - 5.45x39mm. The original Romanian designation for this rifle is the PA md. 86 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 a PA md. 86 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 all Romanian AK-based carbines, regardless of caliber. The majority feature the distinctive side folding PA md. 86 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 are fitted with barrel threads onto which can be fitted either a standard barrel nut, or a unique 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.


(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 Mode(s): Semi-Auto/Full-Auto


Title Actor Character Note Date
Zombieland: Double Tap Rosario Dawson Nevada 2019
Luke Wilson Albuquerque
The Lookout (Le Guetteur) Jérôme Pouly David AIMR 5.56 2012
Taken 2 Liam Neeson Bryan Mills AIMR 5.56 2012
On the Other Side of the Tracks (De l'autre Côté du Périph) gang member 2012
Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) Tomer Sisley Vincent AIMR 5.56 2011
The Assault (L'Assaut) Terrorists 2010
Colombiana Bodyguard Draco carbine 2010
Five Brothers (Comme les cinq doigts de la main) Pierre Abbou Boban's lieutenant 2010
Boban's henchmen
Secrets of State (Secret défense) Nicolas Duvauchelle Pierre as Aziz 2008
Home of the Brave Insurgents Draco carbine 2006
Sky Fighters (Les chevaliers du ciel) Terrorists 2005
District B13 (Banlieue 13) Taha's henchmen 2004
Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain) 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
Zakia Tahri Moona
The Rage Lorenzo Lamas FBI Special Agent Nick Travis PA md. 86 with drum magazine 1997


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Season 35 Paul Grasshoff Patrick O Connor 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Killing Floor "AK47" AIMR; gold-plated version available with DLC 2009
Boundary "TK47" heavily customized cosmonaut version, with AKM length barrel option 2023


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

Draco NAK9

Draco NAK9 - 9x19mm

The Draco NAK9 is a 9mm pistol carbine variant of the Draco made by Century Arms for the US market.


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
S.W.A.T. "1000 Joules" (S2E10), "Rocket Fuel" (S2E20) 2018 - 2018

Mini Draco

Mini Draco - 7.62x39mm

The Mini Draco (imported by Century Arms) is an ultra-short export variant of the Romanian AK featuring a 7.75" barrel.


Title/Episode Actor Character Note Date
Better Call Saul - Season 6 Cartel Member "Fun and Games" (S6E09) 2022

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Resident Evil: Village "Dragoon" w/ Magpul stock, suppressor, foregrip, red dot scope, and laser sight 2021

Micro Draco

Micro Draco - 7.62x39mm

The Micro Draco (imported by Century Arms) is an ultra-short export variation of the Romanian AK; it is even shorter than the Mini Draco, having a 6.25" barrel.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Fast Five Michael Irby Zizi With MP5K-style foregrip and sights 2011
The Fate of the Furious FSO Agent With railed foreend 2017
Ambulance Papi's Cartel Members With MP5K-style foregrip and sights 2022


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 4 Frank Dillane Nick Clark With railed foreend 2018

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades "Draco AK" 2016


WASR-2 - 5.45x39mm
WASR-3 - 5.56x45mm
WASR 10/63 - 7.62x39mm

The Wassenaar Arrangement Semiautomatic Rifles (WASR) are semi-automatic versions of the Romanian PM md. 63 with stamped receivers, intended for the United States market. Although originally constructed from older surplus spare parts for Romanian military AKs, newer WASRs are built from newer parts, some of which are American-made to comply with import restrictions. Although originally constructed with a single stack magazine well to comply with American import restrictions, once the rifles are imported into the United States, distributors cut out the magazine well to allow traditional double stack AK magazines. There are a number of different variants chambered in different calibers; 7.62x39mm (WASR-10), 5.45x39mm (WASR-2), and 5.56x45mm (WASR-3). A WASR can easily be spotted in a film by its distinctive stamped receiver that does not contain the standard AK dimples.


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


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Walking Dead - Season 4 Unknown Claimers member "Alone" (S4E13), "Us" (S4E15) 2014
The Walking Dead - Season 5 Christian Serratos Rosita Espinosa "No Sanctuary" (S5E01), "The Distance" (S5E11) 2014-2015
Danai Gurira Michonne "Four Walls and a Roof" (S5E03)
Jason Douglas Tobin "Conquer" (S5E16)
The Walking Dead - Season 7 Unknown Scavengers member Scoped; "The First Day of the Rest of Your Lives" (S7E16) 2017

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