|The german G3 was chosen over the FN FAL and the M-14 in
the sixties and gradually replaced the G m/96 and the Ag m/42 as
standard weapons and the K-pist m/45 in the armored infantryunits.
Designated Ak 4 in Sweden it is a reliable weapon with good qualities.
The drawbacks are mainly in the 7,62 mm amunition that limits the amount
of amunition carried by the soldier as well as in APCs compared to 9mm
or 5,56mm. The Ak 4 has been replaced by the 5,56mm Ak 5 in the brigades
and rangerunits but the Ak 4 soldiers on in the territorial defenceunits,
the home guard and the special FIBUA-battallions. A good weapon with
impressive fire power. One rifleman in each platoon has scope to his
weapon. The paraunits used an Ak4 with a folding stock.
Calibre: 7,62mm NATO
Weight: 5,3 kg loaded
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds