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(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
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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.
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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:


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.
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