The AK-12 is a prototype Russian assault rifle in Phantom Forces. The AK-12, being a starter weapon, is available immediately from the start.
The Kalashnikov AK-12 (formerly АK-200) is the newest derivative of the Soviet/Russian AK (Avtomat Kalshnikova) series of assault rifles and was proposed for possible general issue to the Russian Army. It was presented to the then Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin in May 2010 as the AK-200. As of December 2014, the Russian military has adopted both the AK-12 and the AEK-971 for evaluation.
The 7.62x39 version of the AK-12 is named AK-15.
The AK-12 is the first assault rifle given to players at rank 0. This gun uses a 30 round magazine and has 120 rounds in reserve, like all other assault rifles with the exception of the AS VAL with a 20 round magazine and the M231 with 150 rounds in reserve. The recoil of this rifle is low. It also has a respectably fast reload time compared to other assault rifles. The AK-12 has three fire modes: semi-auto, full-auto (700 RPM) and 3-round-burst (1000 RPM).
The full-auto mode is well oriented for mid-range combat, especially if the player has chosen attachments that lower recoil. The burst mode can be very deadly as it fires at a very fast 1000 RPM. When used properly, a player using the AK-12's burst mode can dispatch enemies with relative ease both in CQC and at further ranges because of the brisk RoF and low recoil. The semi-auto mode is good for long range, as it can kill an enemy with 5 shots.
Overall, the AK-12 is a relatively average assault rifle. It is good for dispatching targets quickly in CQB and harassing targets at long-range. The low recoil and moderate rate of fire in full auto mode makes it a good weapon for new players to get accustomed to using the weapons of the assault rifle class.
Pros and Cons
- Good handling and low recoil
- Both the tactical reload and normal reload are fast for its class
- Decent iron sights
- It has 3 fire modes
- Unlocked immediately
- A decent TTK that can be greatly enhanced with the burst mode.
- Average damage for an assault rifle
- Mediocre range for an assault rifle
- Does not share ammunition with any other non-assault rifle weapon except 5.45x39mm firearms and RPK
|Primary Weapons||Assault Rifles||AK-12 - AN-94 - AS VAL - SCAR-L - AUG A1 - M16A4 - G36 - M16A3 - AUG A2 - FAMAS - AK47 - AUG A3 - L85A2 - Honey Badger - AK74 - AKM - M231|
|Personal Defense Weapons||MP5K - UMP45 - MP7 - MAC-10 [ADDED!] - P90 - MP5 - Colt SMG 635 - MP5SD - MP10 - MP5/10 - AUG A3 Para - Kriss Vector|
|Light Machine Guns||M60 - Colt LMG [ADDED!] - AUG HBAR - MG36 - L86 LSW - RPK - SCAR-HAMR - RPK-74|
|Sniper Rifles||Intervention - Remington 700 - AWS [ADDED!] - BFG 50 - Mosin Nagant - L115A3 [ADDED!] - Railgun|
|Carbines||M4 - G36C - M4A1 - L22 - SCAR-PDW - SR-3M|
|Designated Marksman Rifles||MK-11 - SKS - Dragunov SVU - VSS Vintorez - SCAR-SSR|
|Battle Rifles||SCAR-H - AG-3 - Henry 45-70 [NEW!]|
|Shotguns||KSG-12 - Remington 870 - KS-23M [NEW!]|
|Secondary Weapons||Pistols||M9 - G17 - M1911 - DEAGLE 44|
|Machine Pistols||G18 - M93R - TEC-9|
|Other||Serbu Shotgun - Obrez - SFG 50 [ADDED!]|