The AO-222 is an assault rifle of Russian origin designed by Gennady Nikonov. It is chambered in the 5.45x39mm calibre and fed from AK-74-compatible magazines loaded on the right hand side in an attempt to make the magazine release easier.


The AO-222 is a 5.45x39mm calibre assault rifle. It is basically no more than an AK-74 or an AN-94 which it led to with the only difference being a right-hand-side-fed weapon.


  • Nowa Technika Wojskowa 2002-03/04.

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