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Offline yankee2500

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Soviet TKB-022
« on: November 27, 2010, 10:27:43 AM »
Here is a different looking Bullpup the TKB-022, it never came to be but is pretty wild, especially for the 60s.

Looking like something out of an old Flash Gordon movie, the TKB-022 was an experimental Soviet assault rifle back in the 1960s. It fired a 7.62 mm round and its housing was a hard plastic, unusual for the times.
The Soviet military tested various versions of this rifle for several years, but eventually passed on the design. Why? Who knows? Perhaps the weapon was just too unusual looking for the Soviet brass. Or maybe it was because the traditional Soviet weapon of choice, the AK-47, was just too good a weapon to let drop. The answer probably lies in some secret Russian files somewhere

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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 12:00:04 PM »
WOW!  Odd looking thing!
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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 12:56:27 PM »
There were rumors back in the 1960's about the Tula Design Bureau's TKB-022. Scuttlebutt had it that the Soviet brass rejected it due to concerns over the ability of the stock's plastic material to hold up over time under extreme-cold conditions.
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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 01:55:41 PM »
TKB stands for Tulskoe Kosntructorskoe Buro and Richard is right on the plastic housing as explained in the article below with an excerp taken:

Most probably because the gun was simply too advanced for contemporary military thinking but also possibly because no one at the time could tell for sure if the plastic housing would hold its integrity in extreme weather conditions or during many years of storage or use.

http://world.guns.ru/assault/as94-e.htm
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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 02:55:10 PM »
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There were rumors back in the 1960's about the Tula Design Bureau's TKB-022. Scuttlebutt had it that the Soviet brass rejected it due to concerns over the ability of the stock's plastic material to hold up over time under extreme-cold conditions.

I'm sure there were people who had the same thoughts about the M-16 in the early 60s.

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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 03:10:26 PM »

There is no doubt regarding misgivings about the M-16 in Vietnam for several years but I'm sure we have some forum members who know a lot about that subject.

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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 03:26:46 PM »
An article on the M-16 and others!

http://www.paperlessarchives.com/vw_m16.html
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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 05:55:11 PM »
       The first time I carried an M-16 I was afraid it was gonna melt!  ;D ;D          Gene
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Re: Soviet TKB-022
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 11:55:45 PM »
wow that thing is crazy looking but i think i like it