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Since the Russian Ground Forces adopted the AK-12 as their main battle rifle to phase out the AK-74m, will we be seeing it in Squad like we saw the m17 implemented, or are we sticking with the 74?

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13 hours ago, GULP said:

Since the Russian Ground Forces adopted the AK-12 as their main battle rifle to phase out the AK-74m, will we be seeing it in Squad like we saw the m17 implemented, or are we sticking with the 74?

The AK-12 was officially adopted by the Russian Armed Forces in January and isn't expected to start deliveries until Q4 2018. SIG has, since November 2017, already begun deliveries of M17's to the US Army and as such the weapon is in limited service. That's represented in-game by the fact that many classes are still using the M9.

 

Besides from a gameplay perspective the AK-12 would be just a re-skinned AK-74M anyway. The controls, functions etc are all pretty much identical.

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On 5/13/2018 at 3:19 PM, Kern said:

Besides from a gameplay perspective the AK-12 would be just a re-skinned AK-74M anyway. The controls, functions etc are all pretty much identical.

The AK12 has a few distinct features from a game play perspective, burst fire, foregrips, and a slightly higher rof. It could be nice to see it as a kit option for limited use by russian squads.

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Maybe after v1? I'm always in favor of more options where realistically applicable.

 

I think most people would be surprised at how often different gear/weapons may be used by any given unit for whatever reason (in the US anyway). That is to say, just because something is not the organization-wide standard, doesn't mean you won't find it being used, which gives the DEVs a mandate to explore some fun options.

Edited by IronComatose

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yea should be reexamined. given its accepted for service , is being produced, and will be adopted by the first units by the end of 2018.

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The AK74M will be the main service rifle for the RU for the at least the next 5+ years, maybe even more. Even after the AK12 order has been 100% filled, we'll still see the 74 in use.

 

Takes a lot of time to produce/fill the order(years), as well as distributing the rifles and putting soldiers through weapons training.

 

OWI may implement the AK12 partially like the m17, guess we'll have to wait and see.

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