American-style gun model using standard Russian bullets from Ukraine

American-style gun model using standard Russian bullets from Ukraine 0
American-style gun model using standard Russian bullets from Ukraine 0

Ukrainian gun model M4-WAC-47.

Ukraine’s state arms corporation (Ukroboronprom – UOP) announced in early January that it had delivered the first batch of WAC-47 rifles to a number of military units in the country.

UOP said that the first batch of WAC-47 will be provided to combat units of the Ukrainian army to complete and gradually replace the AK lines that are being mass-staffed in the country’s army.

The test gun model uses a short barrel configuration (carbine) called M4-WAC-47.

The WAC-47 applies the direct gas injection mechanism of the American M16 gun, in which the air flow will directly force the shuttle back.

However, this direct gas injection mechanism creates a lot of soot that directly affects the parts of the gun, requiring the gunner to regularly clean it.

The M4-WAC-47 version will require more maintenance than the AK-74 and AKM gun models that Ukrainian soldiers are using.

American-style gun model using standard Russian bullets from Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers test fired a WAC-47.

This American-style design helps Ukrainian soldiers using the WAC-47 to install additional accessories such as grenade launchers, sights, laser indicators, flashlights and handles.

The most notable feature of the M4-WAC-47 model is that it uses 7.63×39 mm bullets, which are widely used on Russian AK guns.

Experts believe that the WAC-47 is part of the Ukrainian army’s plan to gradually eliminate Russian standard 7.62×39 mm bullets and staff NATO standard 5.56×45 mm bullets.

American-style gun model using standard Russian bullets from Ukraine

AK variants will gradually be removed from Ukrainian military service.

According to UOP, using the WAC-47 gun with the same design as the M16 will simplify the process of switching to NATO standard ammunition, weapons, and equipment.

The WAC-47’s ability to use multiple ammunition calibers is also political.

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