KalashNash multi-caliber shooting platform was presented in Ukraine

A few years after the start of the war in Donbass (in 2016), it turned out that there is no production of small arms barrels in Ukraine, and the deficit is being filled by the stocks of the local Ministry of Defense. On January 23, 2021, Mayak Plant OJSC (Kiev) announced and presented on its Facebook page the creation of a multi-caliber shooting platform, which should soon get into the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

With the aim of transition of the operators of the AK platform to the use of the world's leading cartridges, the development of the KalashNash multi-caliber platform (MP) has begun

- said in an official message prepared by the chief designer Oleksandr Gordeev.

Multi-caliber is provided by a replaceable (replaceable) barrel, bolt and magazine for the desired cartridge according to the principle of "similar machine gun anatomy." All other parts of the KalashNash MP fit any of the five most common calibers.

MP "KalashNash" is designed for firing cartridges 5,45x39, 5,56x45 (223 rem), 6XC, 6,5x39 Grendel and 7,62x39. The transition from one caliber to another is carried out within two minutes.

The classic functions of the AK platform have been expanded - the "bolt-on" mode has been implemented for accurate shooting

- will be specified in the communiqué without specification.

In addition, it is said that the KalashNash MP will also appear on the market for hunting and sporting weapons in its civilian version. The picture below shows two interchangeable (replaceable) barrels of the KalashNash MP under 5,56x45 (223 rem) and 7,62x39.

We remind you that this enterprise produces mortars M120-15 "Molot" caliber 120 mm. The adaptation of shaped charges KZ-6 for dumping from the UAV has begun. A test of the "Lord of the Horizon" sniper rifle with a 12,7x114 "HL" cartridge was carried out. The KT-7,62 machine gun was developed and tested cold.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 24 January 2021 10: 33
    We had to start with the Molot mortar so as not to waste time on the article. The same fate awaits "KalashVash" ... Selyuki without fingers and eyes, after the first shot.
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 24 January 2021 15: 20
      It would be better if the head was immediately torn off to the lower cut of the mouth !!!
  2. Dear sofa expert. 24 January 2021 10: 43
    All this is of course beautiful on paper. But even if we imagine that the crooked Ukrainian gunsmiths will create something more reliable than the "hammer", a couple of questions still arise at once:

    - First (rhetorical) - Why?
    The first thing that comes to mind is expensive.
    "Modular" weapons are more than 2 times more expensive.

    - Who exactly should replace the barrel? The soldier himself? Repair department?

    - When to do it? During the fight? (Unrealistic). Q Before the fight? But then it is easier to immediately take the "correct" weapon with you.

    - And the most important thing: Who should carry these extra “couple of kilograms”? Soldier himself, on himself? So it is already "hung" like a Christmas tree. Roll the cart behind you?
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 24 January 2021 10: 44
      The great Sumer will carry with him two cans of bacon (so as not to be stolen) and five liters of moonshine, and sell the "trunk".
      1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 24 January 2021 21: 21
        Quote: Just Cat
        The great Sumer will carry with him two cans of bacon (so as not to be stolen) and five liters of moonshine.

        But there is no need to envy! Although ... bacon, moonshine ... more bread ... I envy!
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 24 January 2021 21: 34
          So the bacon is either Polish or German. Its no longer exists. Association with the EU, however ...
          Here is bread and moonshine - while theirs.
  3. etsaaa ... you can't remodel without the permission of Russia!
  4. Dmitry Vakhonin Offline Dmitry Vakhonin
    Dmitry Vakhonin (Dmitry Vakhonin) 24 January 2021 13: 07
    And what about the Israeli Tabor? How many conversations were there ...
    1. Dear sofa expert. 24 January 2021 14: 02
      And what has Tavor got to do with it? No one denies the possibility of creating modular weapons. Look, one Belgian FN SCAR is worth something.
      The question of the expediency of the multi-caliber option.
      Another caliber, it's not just a different barrel. At a minimum - another store. And now what is the fighter, in addition to the trunks, to carry the second ammunition on himself? Like - 8 stores from "Kalash", and the same number of "NATO"? Or half of those and half of those? And during the battle, frantically change the barrel to fit the remaining ammunition?). "And then, even in the" heat of the battle "you will mix it up, but you will not" get it ".)

      In short, versatility for the sake of versatility loses its meaning. And it's all expensive in the realities of war.
  5. alex5450 Offline alex5450
    alex5450 (Alex L) 24 January 2021 14: 57
    Rather, the meaning can be traced only in the fact that this unit is easy to offer to the customer in any specified caliber.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 25 January 2021 10: 57
      Rather, the meaning can be traced only in the fact that this unit is easy to offer to the customer in any specified caliber.

      Yes, and as a “civilian” option.
      Well, the place for the "trainings" (see comments below.) Is chosen, of course, "not very good")). And the "undercuts", ideally, should have been of different widths, with the second, wider than the first (from the breech end), in order to exclude any "shortage".
  6. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 24 January 2021 19: 50
    In the most heavily loaded (thermally intensive heating and shock-cyclic: radial pressure of powder gases; torsional vibrations; tension-compression) part of the weapon, it is deliberately done to make two such transverse "angular undercuts" (deliberate stress-weakening concentrators in the most dangerous section, fraught with rupture at shot), even with a "sliding fit" (ie, "with a guaranteed clearance in the joint") "of the barrel in the receiver liner is" worth a lot ", it’s still" engineers "(although, mb. , on the contrary, they are technically competent underground specialists masquerading as "Svidomo", after all, a self-exploding mortar for the Armed Forces of Ukraine "comes" from the same place ?!)! wassat
    Well, exactly what turned out to be another "Hammer" (for the extermination of Banderonazi witches and ghouls)!
    And rightly so, "God did not give horns to the vigorous cow!" wink
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 16 February 2021 15: 43
    The Russian Federation cannot build aircraft under the designation An, but why does the Russian Federation allow Ukraine to use the designation AK?
  8. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 March 2021 16: 37
    So it's convenient! There is always enough for a bottle: I kept one barrel for myself, and handed over the rest. Ukrainian special forces, however.
  9. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 3 March 2021 15: 18
    And those who do not agree that "kalashikh" will be condemned by phone:

    On March 1, during the All-Ukrainian Forum "Ukraine 30. Development of Justice", President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the creation of an analogue of the "state in a smartphone" service for the judicial system - "court in a smartphone".