Manowar's Hungarian Weapons - Kalashnikov AK-47 variants
|Made by Fémárú- Fegyver- és Gépgyár (FÉG), Budapest, 1970-1985
Gas operated, Selective fire
Caliber 7.62x39mm, 5 or 30rd staggered row detachable box magazine
Tangent sight graduated 100-800/1000 meters.
Muzzle velocity 731 m/sec.
Full length 920mm, Folded 640mm
AMP-69 was similar to the basic AMD-65, but it was made with changes to comply with National Guard and Police specifications. This weapon was developed with the leadership of Károly Zala, FÉG chief engineer. A special optical sight above the receiver on a mounting plate and a shock-absorbing tubular butt was added. The butt could be folded to the right side by pressing a slotted head catch under the receiver behind the rear pistol grip. Serial numbers appeared on the left side of the receiver and selectors, were marked in their customary Hungarian style.
The gun was also capable of firing teargas grenades.
The AMP-69 was offered for export in the 1970's. Reportedly the US forces captured several examples of this gun in Lebanon. After extensive testing the US inspectors determined that the quality of the AMP-69 far exceeded the Russian and other AK-47's.