The Kalashnikov AK-12 is derived from the AK-400 (Base Prototype). It is the newest derivative of the Russian AK-Pattern series of assault rifles and was proposed for possible general issue to the Russian Army. The rifle is intended to eventually replace previous generations of Kalashnikov 5.45x39mm assault rifles in service with the Russian military and other governmental forces. The rifle has two main variants, the AK-12 chambered in 5.45x39mm cartridge and the AK-15 chambered in 7.62x39mm cartridge.
It went through several revisions in order to improve upon the "range of defects" that were discovered on the earlier prototype models, which are derived from the AK-200 (Base Prototype). Though the AK-200 was later abandoned in favor for the well proven and improved AK-400 (Base Prototype) which are now what the AK-12 and AK-15 are based on.
About this creation
Here is the new AK-12 made out of 1567 bricks excluding the new optic.The design is built upon my AK-47 model but with some slight adjustments.The machinery cover has a built in rail system instead of using a rail adapter and the, the wooden handguard is replaced with a new ris handguard,the gas block and front sight are built in one piece and the gun has a folding buttstock.
The charging handle performs similar to my AK model.The images above show the bolt open with a bullet attached and the bolt closed with the fire selector on safe.
The handguard is attached to the main gun with 2 technic pins and can be detached.Removing it can reveal the barrel and gas piston.You can also see the bullet inside.
Here is the new Valdai PG-210 holographic weapon sight made out of 71 bricks.The design shares many similarities with my other holographic sights.
The buttstock is a new design but shares the same 6 position concept and can also fold to make the gun to look compact.
Unfortunately when the buttstock is fully collapsed, the buttstock cannot fold properly.So the only way that the buttstock can fold is that it has to be extended as pictured above.
Looking in first person view.
The real gun.