The AK-12 is a prototype Russian assault rifle in Phantom Forces. It can be unlocked by reaching level 5 or by purchasing it with Credits.
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 that can be unlocked by leveling up in Phantom Forces. It is a relatively average assault rifle, and this is reflected in its statistics. 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. This gun is well suited for mid-range combat and harassment at longer ranges.
In-game, the AK-12 has three fire modes: semi-auto, full-auto (650 RPM) and 3-round-burst (650 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, like on some other rifles, has no fire rate advantage compared to full-auto mode, but it goes with, as one might expect, high recoil. Unless the user is well versed in controlling the burst mode, there is no real reason to use the burst mode on this rifle other than reducing ammo consumption and a better hit probability at long range. The semi-auto mode is good for long range, as it can kill an enemy with 5 shots.
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.
- Low unlock level.
- Average damage for an assault rifle.
- Mediocre range for an assault rifle.
- Its rate of fire is rather low.
- Longer time-to-kill than most other weapons in its class.
- Does not share ammunition with any other non-assault rifle weapon except 5.45x39mm firearms and RPK.
- Burst mode is almost completely useless, with no RoF benefits over full-auto mode.
|List of Weapons|
|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 Defensive Weapons (PDWs)||MP5K - UMP45 - MP7 - P90 - MP5 - Colt SMG 635 - MP5SD - MP10 - MP5/10 - AUG A3 Para - Kriss Vector|
|Light Machine Guns (LMGs)||M60 - AUG HBAR - MG36 - L86 LSW - RPK - SCAR-HAMR - RPK74|
|Sniper Rifles||Intervention - Remington 700 - BFG 50 - Mosin Nagant - Railgun|
|Carbines||M4 - G36C - M4A1 - L22 - SCAR-PDW - SR-3M|
|Designated Marksman Rifles (DMRs)||MK-11 - SKS - Dragunov SVU - VSS Vintorez - SCAR-SSR|
|Battle rifles||SCAR-H - AG-3|
|Shotguns||KSG-12 - Remington 870|
|Secondary Weapons||Pistol||M9 - G17 - M1911 - DEAGLE 44|
|Machine Pistol||G18 - M93R - TEC-9|
|Other||Serbu Shotgun - Obrez|