Personally I have a deep interest in russian militatry equiment and it really makes me sad, that it's being overlooked in airsoft world. Thus we have a very ritch variety of NATO weapons out there. For russian stuff, the people know only AK 47, less know about AK 74 and thet it has taken the 47's place long time ago. It's my personal opinion, but it feels like the Iron Curtain still exists. A good example of this (stereotype) would be latest COD MW3 where (Russian?) enemy forces had latest toys (like Tiger transport) out in the battlefield, but ware weilding AK 47's. Anyway time passed, new weapons are taking places on the battlefield and I would really like to see them too in the airsoft world.
First (and all of those) I would like to suggest to bring the AEK 971 into airsoft world. I know it's had lost to the second gun I'm gonna suggest, but this one is my favorite. The real steel version of this rifle surpassed the AK 74 in many ways, but lost (I can't understand why) to AN 94 in gov. competition. But I believe this rifle really deserves an attention. And if I could choose between AK 74MN and AEK 971 - I would go for AEK 971.
My personal favorite version is the one on the top:
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The second gun I would like to brought to the airsofters is the Pecheneg (Petcheneg) machine gun - just because only machineguns out there in the market are M60's, M249's and Miniguns. Most of you might think, why I'm not suggesting PKM machine gun since it's also rare and classic in russian military. Yes, but Pecheneg surpassed it too and is in military service now. And I personally think it looks more modern than PKM. And I've seen that atleast 2 companies started to make PKM's and I heard that KWA likes to make something diferent.
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Well for the third, I'm not very sure if I have to include this into a suggestions anyway, but just to remind you, that Russian forces have that AN 94 and some might want to have it.
To summarize my suggestion I would like to add that both AEK 791 and AN 94 are using AK 74 standart magazines. Either if you make AEG or Gas (Gas AEK 791 is my personal dream) versions of them - you woun't be needing to manufacture/sell additional magazines for them. What considers the Pecheneg - it uses the same ammo box as the PKM, but I don't know how it goes with spare mags in airsoft machineguns.
I hope that KWA will make a note, that there are people here for a diferent guns.
Edited by RyszardRudy, 09 February 2012 - 10:34 AM.