RK 62 is an assault rifle used by Finnish Defence Forces. It's a Kalashnikov AK-47 clone, with some improvements. Uses 7.62x39mm rounds. Manufactured by Sako and Valmet. Will be replaced by RK 95 in future.

RK = Rynnäkkökivääri = assault rifle.

7.62 Rynnäkkökivääri M/62 (7.62 rk 62)

  • Fires single shots and bursts
  • Has night sights
  • Weight
    • Without the clip: 3.5 kg
    • With the clip: 4.3 kg
  • Rate of fire: 120 - 180 shots/minute (including clip changes)
  • Effective range: 150 - 300 m
  • Caliber: 7.62mm
  • Rounds in standard clip: 30
  • Made in Finland

Unoffical details

  • Average time needed to clean the damn thing: 5 minutes
  • Most painful part: loading handle (always on the way!)
  • The parts that seem to vanish most often: Any part of the cleaning set, particularly the sights adjustment tool that's never at hand when that'd be needed.
  • Some of the many nicknames: "rynkky", "rynchester", "jääkärin morsian" ("infantryman's bride")

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