The Soviet Army – Books – The Official Soviet AKM Manual by Major James Gebhardt

Title:The Official Soviet AKM Manual
Author:Major James Gerbhardt (U.S. Army, Retd.)
Publication Date:January 1998
Number of pages:120
Publisher:Paladin Press

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.