The AK-47 is a Rifleman weapon released on 9-23-09, the day of ijji's closed beta for Alliance of Valiant Arms. On 29th January 2014 it has been deleted from the shop and renamed to AK-47 Origin. After this update AK-47 MK.3 appeared as AK-47, but since the MK.4 update the MK.3 is being shown as MK.3 again and the MK.4 is shown as "AK-47" in-game.
Real World HistoryEdit
The most prolific firearm of the 20th Century, the AK family is the most widely produced and copied firearm in history. Created by a wounded tank sergeant during the midst of the Second World War, it reached widespread fame due to its cheap and reliable design. It spawned an entire family of firearms, ranging from the AKM to Saiga shotguns, and inspired an entire generation firearms based on the same design principle.
Introduced in 1959, the AK got a face lift with the AKM. The "modernized" AK went through several design improvements. Compared to the original, machine milled receiver, the AKM featured a stamped steel receiver, optimizing it for mass production. The cheaper means of production has been replicated worldwide, propagating the AK design around the world. It's iconic shape has been as symbol of both freedom and oppression around the world. Unfortunately, fears of communist invasion during the height of the Cold War has given the AK the "bad guy's gun" reputation that we are all familiar with within the U.S..
While powerful, the 7.62x39mm cartridge lacked accuracy and range. The slow and heavy projectile, combined with the already cheaply produced firearm, meant that the AKM suffered severely at range compared with western NATO firearms firing the 5.56x45mm. In response to the NATO standard cartridge, the AK74 entered service in the late 70's, replacing the AKM, and remains the standard service rifle of the Russian troops today. Essentially the same gun, the AK74 fired the smaller and faster 5.45x39mm cartridge. It featured higher accuracy than the AK47, sacrificing the legendary stopping power of it's older brother.
Ironically, while variants and copies of the AK47 can be found around the world, "true" AK-47, are extremely rare, especially in the U.S..
The AK-47 is a weapon for the rifle man class. It has fairly high damage, usually taking 3 shots to the torso (2-3 if damage barrel is added) to kill at close range and 5 shots at long range (3-5 shots at long range with the damage barrel). It also has a low amount of recoil, especially in sustained fire compared to other weapons, and controlling it is fairly easy (especially when tapping or using short bursts) due to the slow rate of fire. However, the weapon does have semi-bad spread although this is heavily negated since the weapon is so powerful itself. It is a fairly popular gun and is available at the first rank. Although it is not "overpowered," it is somewhat easy to use and can kill very quickly if used properly. The reinforced barrel is a notable modification since it highly increases the odds of a one hit head-shot kill within 20-25 meters.
The AK-47 is easily recognizable due to it's mixture of stamped steel and wooden external components, and it's shape.
It is a tad heavier than other Assault Rifles, but the player is still able to achieve moderate speed when sprinting.
The AK-47 fits a variety of roles very well:
- Close/Moderate Range
- Moderate Speed
- High power
- No scopes/sights
- An extremely accurate gun
- AK47 Antique
- AK47 Dragon
- AK47 Glaucos
- AK47 Hawkeye
- AK-47 Miura
- AK47 MK.3
- AK47 MK.3 Neon
- AK47 Predator
- AK47 Silk
- AK47CQB Aka
- AK47CQB Ao
- AK-47 Black Snake
- AK47, Medal of Valor
- AK-47 Olivier La Buse
- AK-47 Red Monkey
- AK47 GoldSnake
- AK47 Alien
- AK-47 Lion
- AK-47 Charles Vane
- AK-47 Code Red
- AK-47 Lion CFRP
- AK-47 Human Fighter
- AK47 S.t, Medal of Valor
- AK-47 Gold Dragon
It is recommended to fire in 2-3 bursts and aim for the head when using this weapon at medium to long ranges, while fully automatic volleys(8-15 rounds) are recommended at close to medium ranges. But this gun is one of the most liked guns for low ranks due it's high damage, along with the M4A1 and AK-47 this is definitely the most used gun for low ranks and the AK-47 especially for the people that have multiple accounts thus making them experienced can tap (single firing to reduce recoil) this weapon and aim for the head, thus killing faster than the M4A1.
There has been much debate over whether or not the AK-47 is a weapon for newbies. People often criticize the AK family, but it is usually only because they are some of the most powerful rifleman weapons in the game. Their high power and fairly high accuracy, aside from their popularity in the real world and in other games, have made them well known in the A.V.A. community.
A "fully upgraded" AK-47 feels like a slower ROF version (no mods) M14EBR.
A "clean" (unmodified) AK47 feels like a slower ROF version of the "modded" AK74M (Reinforced Barrel, Veteran Mechanism, Light Stock)
(Note the actual "tap" stability/accuracy of the guns feel extremely similar with these configurations)
- Obtainable from the rank of Recruit(Level 1), it is one of the few weapons in the ijji version of A.V.A purchasable in "expendable" (temporary) duration.
- Old model of AK-47 from ijji A.V.A. got a magazine shaped more like that of the AK-74, having less of a curve than the weapon's normal 7.62x39mm magazines. Old model of AK-47 is still visible on kill feed and shop picture.