3 definitions by Shephard, Sierra-99 / λ

AVTOMAT KALASHNIKOVA MODERNISROVANNIY
(Kalashnikov's modernised automatic rifle)

Improved version and a replacement for AK-47 manufactured from 1960s onwards.

The most often used assault rifle on the planet. Despite AK-47's false legendary status (mostly spread by western movies and video games) the AKM is way more prevalent.

AKM's most distinctive feature is a receiver made from stamped metal with milled front and rear trunnions (attachment points for the barrel and stock). It greatly cuts production time and material cost when compared to AK-47 while remaining just as reliable. Stamped receiver is also much lighter.

AKM further improves ergonomics by introducing a stock in-line with the barrel and a new wider handguard for easier grip. This feature together with a climb reducer device on the end of the barrel and a slightly lower fire rate makes the rifle much more comfortable to use than the AK-47.
What gun caused this nasty wound?

An AKM, 7.62x39 caliber.

Huh, no wonder he bled out.
by Shephard, Sierra-99 / λ September 11, 2020
Older military gear (mostly clothes) which is now being sold on civilian market. Usually issued and worn but sometimes also brand new.
Dude, check out this stuff! It's a really great military jacket and it was dirt cheap since it's surplus.
by Shephard, Sierra-99 / λ September 11, 2020
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a name of series of popular PC games (Shadow of Chernobyl, Clear Sky, Call of Pripyat), in which many fractions of people called "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s" are waging wars for a land around Chernobyl nuclear power plant (AKA the Zone), which hides artefacts with weird physical properties. These artefacts are extremely valuable.

The acronym S.T.A.L.K.E.R. stands for:

Scavenger
Trespasser
Adventurer
Loner
Killer
Explorer
Robber

That is really a good description of what most stalkers really are, although the acronym only makes sense in english.

The difference between S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and stalker is that one of them is a job and the other one is a mental sickness.
Get out of here, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

- Ukrainian soldiers guarding right before opening fire.
by Shephard, Sierra-99 / λ January 28, 2019