Bofors Ak 5C assault rifle

    I spotted these photos of Swedish recruits undergoing basic training with their Bofors Ak 5C assault rifles.

    The AK5C is the modernized version of the original AK5, a derivative of the FNC carbine. It became the standard Swedish service weapon a few years ago.

    The improvements over the original AK5 include the addition of a quad rail, a picatinny rail, red dot sight (Aimpoint, I think), foregrip, improved adjustable butt stock and transparent waffle magazines. It is a nice looking rifle.

    [Hat Tip: Leaper @]

    Steve Johnson

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