OC-14 Groza

By: PvMikhail

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Uploaded on May 15, 2007 by PvMikhail Powered by YouTube

This professional assault rifle was developed specially for Soviet/Russian "SpecNaz" special forces. It belongs to world famous AK family, main parts of AK-74 can be noticed on this extra-short assalt rifle.

quick in-field conversions to the following configuration:
- assault carbine (with short barrel)
- assault rifle (with longer barrel and post-type front handle)
- silenced assault rifle
- assault rifle/grenade launcher

Kaliber, mm: 9x39 SP-6, 7.62x39 M43
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt with 2 lugs
Length, mm: overall: 700 barrel: 415
Sighting range,m: 700
Weigth, g: 3,200 (base config., unloaded)
Magazine, 20rds (9mm), 30rds AK-47 type (7.62mm)
Rate of fire, rds/min: 750

manufactured by TOZ (Tula Weapons Plant, Russia)

hey, check out the translation of the video into English (THANKS TO Otacon237):
"Host: This box contains 4 different firearms: a battle rifle, and assault rifle, an grenade launcher, and a sniper rifle. The platform upon which the system is built is the well known Kalashnikov design: AKSU, although it is highly modernized.
Narrator: The Modular Assault Rifle System, Groza (Thunder), first appeared in the late '80s. Prior to this, our military did not produce any such weapons, not because it couldn't, but rather because they were simply not needed. All weapons were created with the intent for global warfare, so production was focused on pistols, submachineguns and rifles that were simple, reliable, and mass-produceable. The Kalashnikov family of rifles more than met these requirements. But times have changed. Within the soviet military, special units and divisions were being created. Although the missions assigned to them were greatly varied, Spetsnaz operatives lacked specialized weapons. Kalashnikovs were adequate, but not well suited to the task at hand. Clearly, something better was needed, but what? The foundation chosen for the new system was the AKSU, for it's compact size, although many changes were made to both the ergonomics and functions of the weapon. The grenade launcher was affixed to the rifle, and the new bullpup design, although not very well known at that time, made for a weapon that was lighter, more balanced, and allowed for better recoil control. The new concept rifle was first developed at the Tula Weapons Plant. As with most new weapons, it was designed to be used with an already established cartridge; in this case, the 5.45x39mm standard infantry round. Although this seemed adequate at first, later research showed that the decision wasn't the best one, especially in urban combat environments, common to Spetsnaz Operatives. The modular design allows for four weapons: the rifle itself is typically fitted with lighter, more compact 20 round magazines. It has iron sights for firing at distances up to 200 meters, a flip-up ladder sight for use with the grenade launcher, and a mount for optical sights. Another feature of this variant is the single trigger for firing both the rifle and the grenade launcher. The grenade launcher fires standard 40mm munitions, along with a new tear gas grenade called the Gvost (Nail).
Host: The weapon can be converted to a sniper rifle with relative ease, all one needs to do is affix the scope and the PBS (suppressor). But even with these additions, practical range is limited to about 200 meters.
Narrator: The Modular Assault Weapon, OC-14, has yet to be widely distributed, but it played a very important role in the development of new close combat fighting tactics. Prior to the Groza, Russia had no weapons with the Bullpup layout. Currently, such weapons are not uncommon, but the Groza is Russia's first attempt at a universal counter-terror weapons system. "

THANK YOU Otacon237!

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Oc-14, Groza, Ak, Bullpup, News & Events
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