Russian Frogman Assault Rifle

Designed during the height of the Cold War by the Soviet military, the APS (special underwater assault rifle)was intended for use by commie spetznaz and combat diver teams to stealthily kill Yankee bastards and their capitalist stooges.

As first brought to us by The Firearms Blog, the APS shoots 5.6mm darts using a standard gunpowder charge in a sealed cartridge. The weapon can be fired above and below water, but specs show significant degrading of the weapon when not fired submerged.

The magazine holds 26 rounds and the whole getup weighs 7.5 pounds loaded.

6 Comments on "Russian Frogman Assault Rifle"

  1. The Ruski's always have been way ahead of us when it comes to smallarms. Their weapons are popular and they work, always. Inexpensive to produce also.

  2. Well, Sev…enlighten us…!?

  3.… (US weapon)
    As to my previous post. The difference in our weapons is due to differences in philosophy. Russia wanted a durable, easy to use lead spitter for its massive, poorly trained conscript army. It emphasized overwhelming force with cheap weapons and soldiers. The US wanted a weapon that could fire accurately, was lightweight and provide lots of firepower. The M16 is well engineered (it was dumbass politics that gave our soldiers dirty ammo and no cleaning kits, so dont get into that, the M16 is a fine weapon) and thus more expensive. Russia wanted to build an empire for cheap using the quantity over quality philosophy. Thats why you see so many people using the Ak. Its cheap and mass produced and easy to use. Anyone can use it. The M16 is a weapon for the well trained soldier (or Marine I should say ;-)) and requires more discipline to use. Its for that reason (in addition to expense) that rebels and other poorly trained forces use the Ak over the M16. Its specifically designed for use by poorly trained, undisciplined fighters.

  4. Quantity has a quailty all it's own

  5. Just saying, most arguments against a higher caliber are un-neccesary. the 556 round is designed not to penetrate and instead, bounce around in the bodies of our targets. compared to it's higher powered variant, the 762, which has comparibly more velocity and power… thus blowing a hole straight through a body.

    the 556 is a glorified .22 round. a high-speed round that literally rips the internals of our enemies into tiny remnants of what once were organs. the "splash damage" of this round is unbelievable… for this reason, we use the 556.

  6. This is the OOOOOOOLD version. Apparently theres a newer version that can use either 5.45 ammo or special 5.45 ammo for underwater work.

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