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The RPK-16 is a Russian light machine gun developed from the AK-12 and RPK-400. The RPK-16 was first revealed in 2016.

The RPK-16 could be considered an equivalent of foreign light machine guns such as the M249, which are chambered in the same ammunition as the primary firearms and had the capability of utilizing magazines from them as well. Likewise, the RPK-16 is capable of fitting any AK-74 or RPK-74 magazines, and comes with its own special 95-rnd drum magazine. The RPK-16 has a better accuracy and a higher rate of fire than its predecessor, the RPK-74. Other design features come from firearms such as the AK-100 series, and the AK-400.

The RPK-16 comes equipped with STANAG 2324 Picatinny Rails, which can be used to mount any number of attachments. The sides of the hand-guard allow for additional rails to be mounted if required. The 1P86-1 optic is normally used on the weapon, and the barrel can be changed within a few minutes if needed. A heavy barrel and folding bipod are also available to mount.


AK-12 — 6P70M
Production model in 5,45x39mm.
Carbine production model in 5,45x39mm.
AK-15 — 6P71
Production model in 7,62x39mm.
Carbine production model in 7,62x39mm.
Production model in 5.56x45mm.
Light machine gun model in 5,45x39mm.
Export model in 7.62x51mm / .308 Winchester.


AK-12 izd. 2012g.
2012 prototype.
AK-12 izd. 2013g.
2013 prototype.
AK-12 izd. 2014g.
2014 prototype.
AK-12 izd. 2015g.
2015 prototype.
AK-12 izd. 2016g.
Last prototype model.
AK-12 izd. 2017g. — 6P70
First production model no longer in production. Features different stock, iron sights, and other minor changes.


A lot of these are considered fictional, as the only media using them is video games and photoshopped images of the official 2012 concept AK-12.

2012 concept chambered in 12/76mm.
2012 concept chambered in .410 Bore. Possibly fake.
2012 concept chambered in .30-06 Springfield. Possibly fake.
2012 concept chambered in 5.56x45mm. Possibly fake.
AK-12/223 Carbine
2012 concept carbine chambered in 5.56x45mm. Possible fake.
2012 concept chambered in .308 Winchester. Possibly fake.
2012 balanced recoil concept chambered in 5,45x39mm. Possibly fake.
2012 concept chambered in 7,62x39mm. While this cartridge was used in development, the weapon in this configuration is possibly fake.
AK-12/762 Carbine
2012 concept carbine chambered in 7,62x39mm. Possibly fake.
2012 concept carbine chambered in 5,45x39mm. A compact AK-12 would be named AKU-12 or AK-12K, rendering this this congfiguration possibly fake.
2012 concept compact carbine chambered in 5,45x39mm. Possibly fake.
2012 concept submachine gun chambered in 9x39mm. Possibly fake.
2012 concept underwater firearm. Possibly fake.
2012 concept light machine gun chambered in 5,45x39mm. Possibly fake.
2012 concept marksman rifle chambered for an unknown cartridge. Possibly fake.
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AR (5.45) AK-12AK-74MAK-200
AR (5.56) AK-19AK-101AK-201
AR (7.62) AK-15AK-103AK-203AK-400
AC (5.45) AK-12KAK-105AK-205AKV-521AM-17MA
AC (5.56) AK-102AK-202
AC (7.62) AK-15KAK-104AK-204
AC (9x39) AMB-17
BR AK-308
Light Machine Guns RPK-16RPK-400
Pistols PBPL-14PL-15 (K)
Submachine Guns PP-19-01PPK-20
AK Series
AK-74 AK-70AK-74AK-74N (123)AKS-74AKS-74NAKS-74UAKS-74UBAKS-74UBN (123)AKS-74UN (123)AKS-74PAK-74VRPK-74RPK-74N (123)RPK-74PRPKS-74RPKS-74N (123)RPKS-74P
AK-100s AK-74M (N1N2N3)AK-74MBAK-74MPAK-100AK-101 (-1-2)AK-102 (-1-2)AK-103 (-1-2)AK-104 (-1-2)AK-105 (-1-2)AK-107AK-108AK-109AK-9RPK-74M (N1N2N3)RPK-74MPRPK-200RPK-201RPK-203
AK-12 AK-12 (201220132014201520162017)AK-12KAK-12/76AK-15AK-15KAK-19AK-200AK-201AK-202AK-203AK-204AK-205AK-308AK-400RPK-16RPK-400
Derivatives AEK-971AEK-972AEK-973AKBAKB-1AKV-521AL-4AL-7AL-9AN-94AO-35AO-38IZh-108IZh-109KushnapupSaiga-12 (SKisp.340)Saiga-20 (SK)Saiga-308 (-1-2)Saiga-.410 (SKK-01)Saiga-9Saiga MKSaiga MK-03Saiga MK-107Junker-4-327Junker-4-439
Foreign Models Albanian ASH-78ASH-82
American AKU-94IO AKM247 (T)KOMRADKP-9KR-9 (SBR)KS-12 (T)MDC Apocalypse (DeathFaminePestilenceWar)US109US132
Azerbaijani Khazri
Bulgarian Arsenal AR (-F-1F-M1-M1F-M4SF-SF)
Chinese AK-2000QBZ56 (-1-2CM)
Croatian APS-95
Finnish RK 62RK 95
Egyptian Maadi ARMMisr
Indian AK-7Trichy
Iranian KL-7.62KLFKLSKLT
Iraqi Tabuk Assault RifleTabuk Assault CarbineTabuk Sniper Rifle
Italian AP-80
Nigerian OBJ-006
North Korean Type 58Type 68Type 88
Pakistani AK/8mmAKMSU
Polish Kbk AKKbk wz.1960Kbk wz.1960/72Kbk wz.1988Kbk wz.1996Kbk wz.2005pmKpmKSRadom-HunterSkbk wz.1989
Romanian AIMAIMSAIMRPM md. 63PM md. 65PM md. 90WASR-2WASR-3WASR-10
Slovenian AKB-15
Ukrainian MalyukVepr
Vietnamese AKM-1AKM-VNTUL-1
Yugoslavian Zastava M64Zastava M70Zastava M72Zastava M85Zastava M92
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Melee Weapons Bayonet 6Kh5NR-2
Survival Weapon 6P25UNRS-2
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Machine Pistol OTs-23OTs-33
Close Quarters Personal Defense Weapon GepardPP-90 (M)PP-92PP-2000SR-2 (M)
Submachine Gun 9A-91KMO-9OTs-02 (01)OTs-12OTs-22 (M)PKSKPP-9PP-19 (22-012-022-032-042-052-062-073)PP-19-01PP-90 (M)PP-90M1PP-91 (01)PP-92PP-919PP-2011PPK-20SR2 (MMP)VPO-132
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Assault Carbine (other) AK-9AMB-17SR3 (MMP)
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Holographic [[]]
Iron [[]]
Night 1PN341PN581PN68NSPU (MM-1)
Reflector EKP-8-18PK-06
Telescopic 1P29 (USP-1)1P43
Attachments Flashlights & Lasers [[]]
Foregrips & Bipods 6Ch64
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Optics, Detection and Surveillance Man-Portable Radar 1L227 SobolyatnikAistenokPSNR-8M Kredo-M1
Mine Detectors Korshun
Night Vision Goggles 1PN138Lun-M
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76.2mm Tank Guns D-56T (S)
85mm Tank Guns D-5T (85MBU)D-58D-70ZiS-S-53 (M)
100mm Tank Guns 2A70D-10SD-10T (2S)D-50D-54 (S)LB-1U-8TS
115mm Tank Guns 2A212A20D-68U-5TS
120mm Tank Guns 2A60
122mm Tank Guns A-19SBL-9BL-13-1 (A)D-6D-25SD-25T (44TBM)D-30TD-49M-30M-62 (ST2S)U-11
125mm Tank Guns D-812A262A46 (12M)2A82 (11M)D-81TMML-20
130mm Tank Guns S-26S-70 (A)
152.4mm Tank Guns 2A332A83BL-10BR-2D-4SD-22M-51M-53SM-64M-69ML-20 (ML-20SM)
Heavy Guns 180mm B-1-P203mm B-4
Autocannon (?) 23mm 2A7 (M)30mm 2A38M30mm 2A4230mm 2A7237mm 2A1157mm S-68
Autocannon Mounts 23mm 2A10 (M)37mm 2A12
Aircraft Weapons & Munitions
7.62mm Machine Guns GShG-7.62ShKAS
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23mm Cannons GSh-6-23 (M)GSh-23 (L)NR-23NS-23
30mm Cannons 2A422A72GSh-6-30GSh-301NR-30
37mm Cannons N-37
Rocket Pods B-8 (M1)B-13O-25ORO-57KUB-16 (UB-16-57)UB-32 (A)
Rockets S-5S-8 (BMKOMOM)S-13 (OFT)S-24 (B)S-25 (LLDOFMOFM-PU)S-80
AAM K-5K-8K-13 (A)R-27 (EPERETPRT)R-33 (E)R-40 (RDTD)R-60 (MMK)R-73 (AE)R-77RVV-AE
ASM Kh-31 (AAD)Kh-35 (EU)Kh-41P-800
AGM Kh-23Kh-25(MLMT)Kh-29 (DLMLT)Kh-31Kh-38 (MAEMEMKEMLEMTE)Kh-59 (MEMKMK2)Kh-66
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Cruise Missiles Kh-36Kh-65 (SSE)Kh-SD
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