North Korea’s Weird Version of the AK-47: The Type 88
The National Interest -

Kyle Mizokami

North Korea, East Asia

The North Korean People’s Army Type 88 rifle is similar to the Soviet-era AK-74 with one key difference: unusual helical magazines that carry up to five times as many rounds as conventional 30-round magazines.

Here's What You Need To Remember: The gun's primary advantage over the AK-47 is the adoption of the smaller, lighter 5.45-millimeter round.

One of the largest armies in the world has adopted one of the most unusual variants of the AK-series of assault...

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