Shisho wielding an AKS-47 in Episode 3
|Manga debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime debut||Episode 1|
The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the USSR by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Due to it and its variants being the most produced and used rifle ever created, it appears numerous times in the series although Koko's Squad notably does not use it.
The original version of the AK-47 is used by several parties:
- The garrison at the base where Jonah served as a child soldier. Jonah used one during his rebellion, taping the bayonet to his left hand.
- The pirates who attacked the Atlas
- Balkan Dragons
- Lehm seized one belonging to a Balkan Dragons militiaman and shot him with it.
The AKS-47 is a version of the AK-47 equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. Orchestra used the AKS as did Shisho during his and Chinatsu's first mission together and later during the shootout in Dubai with Jonah and Lehm.
The AK-74 is an assault rifle developed in the early 1970s as the replacement for the earlier AKM. It is the first firearm to appear in the series when Jonah was shown carrying one while watching an F-22 fly overhead.
The AKS-74U is a shortened carbine variant of the AKS-74. Pollack's men were equipped with it and Lu armed himself with one during the shootout at the watch factory. Kasper Hekmatyar's bodyguards adopted it as their standard armament during the two year timeskip, replacing the FN P90. Jonah took his with him when he left Kasper before throwing it off a cliff, destroying it.