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AK-47
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Alternate name(s)

CV-47

Price

$2500
$2700 in CS:GO

Origin

Soviet russia flag Soviet Union
Russian flag Russia

Caliber

7.62 caliber

Magazine capacity

30/90

Firing mode(s)

Automatic

Rate of fire

600 RPM

Weight (loaded)

4.79 kilograms

Projectile weight

7.9 grams

Muzzle velocity

2329 feet/second

Muzzle energy

1992 joules

Used by

Terrorists

Reload time

2.5 seconds

Counterpart

M4A1
M4A4
M4A1-S

Movement speed (units per second)

221 in CS, CS:CZ and CS:S

215 in CS:GO


 
"Powerful and reliable, the AK-47 is one of the most popular assault rifles in the world. It is most deadly in short, controlled bursts of fire."
―Official description
 

The AK-47, or CV-47, as it was previously known, is a rifle featured in the Counter-Strike series.

OverviewEdit

The AK-47 (or known as Avtomat Kalashnikova (Автомат Калашникова in Russian) Kalashnikov, AK, or in Russian slang, Kalash in real life) is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is sometimes used by the Russian Spetsnaz as a Counter-Terrorist organization.

In game, the AK-47 is an extremely powerful assault rifle available exclusively to the Terrorists. It is one of the most powerful guns in the game known for its power and its range. The only major disadvantages are its inaccuracy after multiple shots and high recoil. The AK-47's astounding popularity is due to its efficiency in Counter-Strike. The AK-47 is the most popular weapon of Terrorists in the Counter-Strike series. Currently in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive it costs $2700 instead of $2500.

PropertiesEdit

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 143 112
Chest & Arm 35 27
Abdomen & Pelvis 44 34
Leg 26 26
Red color signifies a fatal hit.

The AK-47 is moderate weight weapon. While wielded, the player's movement speed is 221 units per second (default speed is 250), meaning they suffer moderate-heavy speed reduction. In CS:GO, the player's movement speed is lowered to 215 units per second. The AK-47 is one of the many weapons able to shoot underwater.

AdvantagesEdit

  • Kills helmet wearing opponents with one shot to the head.
  • High damage.
  • Fast reload.
  • High first shot accuracy. 
  • Price to performance is high, and is cheaper than the M4A1.
  • Effective at all ranges.
  • First 8-9 bullets can have little to no side to side recoil.

DisadvantagesEdit

  • Less accurate than the M4A1 and M4A4
  • High recoil
  • Loses accuracy when firing multiple rounds
  • Still loses out to the M4A1 in terms of firing rate
  • Quite heavy, especially in Global Offensive
  • This weapon can only be bought by the Terrorists

GameplayEdit

TacticsEdit

  • The best way to be accurate with this weapon is to use short bursts of fire. Make sure that you don't fire more than three rounds at a time. Any round past the third will be too inaccurate due to the high recoil.
    • Make use of the first shot whilst standing, which is nearly as accurate as a sniper rifle, and will kill with a headshot.
    • For medium range, aim for the chest and fire three shots with three rapid clicks.
  • Often times, many newcomers make the mistake in firing the AK-47 continuously until the current magazine is depleted. This makes the recoil of the weapon very hard to control and leaves the user vulnerable to enemy counter-attack. To prevent this, practice using the weapon with controlled bursts of fire and try to keep the recoil low.
    • At long distances, strafing is essential. When strafing, shoot once for maximum accuracy, and AK-47's high damage will do the rest.
    • When in medium range with high recoil, if you have a small crosshair, aim with the top line for a higher chance to hit. At closer ranges, this will make scoring a headshot extremely easy.
    • For very close range combat, feel free to fire full-automatic. However, be sure to aim your crosshair around the torso of your opponent due to the high recoil of the AK-47.
    • While the accuracy of most weapon has been increased in Source version, AK-47 is not one of them, furthermore, the game will punish the user that spray this gun by severely decrease their accuracy. Thus firing in bursts is needed at most situations.
  • Try not to rush with this rifle due to the low moving accuracy.
  • Due to the excellent penetration the AK-47 offers, veteran players will use this rifle for wallbanging (the act of shooting through penetrable surfaces).

CountertacticsEdit

  • Use long-range weaponry against its users, though it has nearly perfect long range performance, it may help to keep a distance from its user.
  • Use flashbangs to force them to retreat.
  • In close quarters, use weapon with higher rate of fire, unless the enemy is full health, armored and experienced, you will have the chance to bring him down.
  • Rush to the user with at least two teammates as the user will be forced to retreat or spray and get its recoil high.
  • Use smoke grenade cover your escape or use it to your advantage, spray him with lower recoil guns if you have to, since the AK-47 has a recoil too high to let its user spray and pray, this tactic is risky and should be used as last resort.
  • Attempt to get them to spray at medium range. After their fourth shot they will not be able to accurately fire.
  • Stay mobile to avoid their deadly burst fire.
  • Since the AK-47 is capable of killing armored players with a headshot, it is recommended to stay away from users or wait for the recoil of the weapon to get high, this is common with inexperienced players. If this happens, then users may have a hard time to control the recoil and enables them to miss their intended targets. This allows players to finish off AK-47 users no matter the range.

AchievementsEdit

Counter-Strike: SourceEdit

WeaponEdit

CV-47 Expert css CV-47 Expert
Kill 1,000 enemy players with the CV-47.

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Weapon SpecialistEdit

AK-47 Expert csgo AK-47 Expert
Kill 1,000 enemies with the AK-47.

TriviaEdit

  • In Global Offensive, the magazine model is a modern plastic 7.62x39mm magazine as it is more curved than 5.45x39mm one.
  • As in most popular culture, the AK-47 is associated with the "bad guys", in this case, it is exclusive to the Terrorists. However it is also used in Counter-Terrorism operations in Russia, Kashmir, India; among others and many low-budget security forces use them as well.  
  • Due to the various factions being mere 'skins', the Spetsnaz group in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, unrealistically, cannot purchase the AK-47 or other AK derivatives. The M4A1 presumably stands in for its Russian equivalent, the AK-74.
  • In Deleted Scenes, some of the enemies' AK won't feature a stock. The model used by player is different from the multiplayer one as well.
  • No matter what for Counter-Strike version you have (except for Deleted Scenes), the Terrorists will always hold the AK-47 on the hip while standing, and on the shoulder when in crouched position. The Counter-terrorists however, will always hold the AK-47 on the normal way, buttstock on the shoulder. The Counter-terrorist bots sometimes prefer this over their M4A1.
    • It should also noted the AK-47 have unrealistically high accuracy when holding the weapon on the hip. The real one should become very inaccurate when doing so.
  • In-game, the AK-47 shares ammo with the G3SG1 and Scout for gameplay purposes. However, in real life, the AK-47 is chambered in 7.62x39mm M43, while the Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 and Steyr Scout are chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO.
  • In Source version, AK-47 also share ammunition with AUG A1.
  • Earlier games uses 'CV-47'; the name 'AK-47' is not seen until Condition Zero.
  • In Source version, the stock of the AK is slightly different from its older counterpart.
  • The current model in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is reused from Left 4 Dead 2, minus the flashlight and with a new texture and animations. The firing sound is also a slightly modified version of the one featured in Left 4 Dead 2. Also, the model appears to be that of the AKM (the improved version of the AK-47) and not the AK-47, as noted by its slant muzzle brake.
  • In Global Offensive, the draw and boltpull animations of the AK are similar, if not identical, to those of the PP-Bizon submachine gun. This is because they are designed in similar principle.
  • In the early development stages of Global Offensive, the AK-47 had a light wood texture, similar to the previous games. However, this was changed into a darker wood color as development progressed.
    • Moreover, in the beta stages of GO, playtesters have criticized and showed concern over the low recoil and unmodified damage of the AK-47. Due to this, Valve increased the recoil in the retail release of Global Offensive, similar to Counter-Strike 1.6

Comparison to Colt M4A1 (CS 1.6 & CZ)Edit

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PositiveEdit

  • Higher base damage (+2)
  • Cheaper (-$600)
  • Faster reload (-0.6 seconds)
  • One headshot kills, even with helmets.

NeutralEdit

  • Same magazine size (30 / 90)

NegativeEdit

  • Lower fire rate (600rpm vs 685rpm)
  • Higher recoil (+12%)
  • Heavier (+4%)
  • More expensive ammo cost (+$20)
  • Lacks the addition of a Silencer, which makes the AK-47 noisier
  • Less accurate than the M4

GalleryEdit

Main Article: AK-47 Gallery

External linksEdit

  • AK-47 at Wikipedia.
  • AK-47 at World Guns.
  • AK-47 at the Internet Movie Firearm Database for its other appearances in various media.


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