|Title:||The Official Soviet AKM Manual|
|Author:||Major James Gerbhardt (U.S. Army, Retd.)|
|Publication Date:||January 1998|
|Number of pages:||120|
Review by Anthony Winning:
This official military manual, available in English for the first time, was originally published by the Soviet Ministry of Defence. The 7.62mm AKM assault rifle and its folding-stock twin, the AKMS, were based on the popular AK-47 design. This illustrated manual covers the history, function, maintenance, assembly and disassembly, confirmation of zero, penetration characteristics of various cartridges, trajectory and dispersion patterns, accessories and more.