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For a list of other variants, see AK.
Weapon class Assault rifle
Users Insurgents
Capacity 30+1 rounds (box)
75+1 rounds (drum)
Cartridge 7.62x39mm
Rate of fire 600 RPM
Fire Mode Semi-Automatic
Fully Automatic
The AKM is a gas-operated and rotating bolt assault rifle that was developed and produced from 1949 as the main Soviet arm throughout the Cold War. Its reliability, ease of use and low unit cost has made it an extremely popular small arm around the world, particularly with unconventional and insurgent forces, and has spawned a wide variety of variants. The 7.62x39mm cartridge combined with automatic fire gives this weapon great stopping power at close range, however its accuracy does not fair as well at loner ranges.
~ In-game description

The AKM is an assault rifle featured in Squad.

General Information[]

The AKM is a long stroke, piston operated, rotating bolt assault rifle. It was designed by Russian designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1957 to create a modernized version of his first successful rifle, the AK-47.

The AKM has a laminated wooden buttstock like every Soviet-era Kalashnikov rifle, a slant cut muzzle brake, modified trigger assembly, iron sights, and gas block. In comparison to its predecessor, the AKM weighs less and is easier to manufacture than the AK-47. Like its predecessor, the AK-47, the AKM uses 7.62x39mm cartridges. The AKM had local variants built in many Warsaw Pact countries and was exported to dozens more. It is still in service with over 40 nations worldwide, and so many were built that thousands found their way into the hands of anyone who needed weapons.


  • The AKM magazine holds 30 rounds, although one of the Insurgents' Cell Leader kits features an AKM with RPK drum magazines that holds 75 rounds in each magazine.
  • Can be fired on automatic and semi-automatic.
  • The AKM is used by the Insurgents. It is issued to the Cell Leader, Fighter, and Grenadier classes.
  • It is capable of effectively engaging targets as far as 300 meters away with reasonable accuracy.



  • AKM stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy (Автомат Калашникова Модернизированный) which means in English from Russian, "Kalashnikov modernized automatic rifle."
  • There are more than 10,000,000 AKM rifles in existence; seven and a half times less than the AK-47 and two times more than the AK-74.
  • After the Soviet Army dissolved in 1991, millions of AKM and AK-74 rifles in the Russian Federation were stored for homeland defense by the Russian Ground Forces.

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