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AEK 971 (1)
An AEK-971 in reality.

The AEK-971, or Avtomat Experimental Koksharov-971, is a Russian-made selective-fire assault rifle designed by Sergey I. Koksharov in the 1970s at the Kovrov Machinebuilding Plant in Kovrov, Russia. The rifle was designed for the Russian Army's "Abakan" test trial in the 1980s to replace the AK-74 with a more accurate and modernized assault rifle.

Despite failing the Army's trial and losing to the AN-94, it went on to be produced for Russian police forces and for export. It fires the 5.45x39mm round, fed from a standard 30-round magazine, and is compatible with all magazines used by the AK-74 model. It fires at an approximate 900 rounds/minute rate with an effective range of 400+ meters.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

AEK-971
BC aek
Damage

Medium

Unlocked at

RU Default

Ammunition capacity

50

Starting ammunition

200

Rate of fire

600

Accuracy

70

Range

Mid-Long

Faction

Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces

Kit

BC assault Assault

Source of statistics

Battlefield: Bad Company Official Prima Guide

"Modern Russian assault rifle equipped with recoil damper that enables stable handling during fully automatic fire. After years of development, the AEK-971 is now the standard assault rifle of the Russian army. "
— In game description.

The AEK-971 is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.

SingleplayerEdit

The AEK-971 is the standard issue rifle of both Russian and Serdaristani soldiers. It is probably the most common weapon in the game - especially in the first few missions - making ammunition easy to come by, though it cannot be found during Ghost Town where the AUG replaces it. It is a decent replacement for the default M416 as its sights are more open, but its stats are exactly the same. It also comes equipped with a GP-30 with 40mm grenades.

MultiplayerEdit

The AEK-971 is issued as the default assault rifle to the Russian Assault Kit. Its US Army counterpart is the M416 and its MEC counterpart is the AUG A3. Like all assault rifles in the game, it has 50 rounds in each magazine and the player will have 150 rounds in reserve. It will have the GP-30 as its grenade launcher with 8 grenades. It has very average stats, balanced between moderate power, moderate fire rate and mediocre accuracy, as well as open sights. It can kill in about 8-10 shots.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

AEK-971 Vintovka
BFBC2 AEK-971 ICON
Damage

14.3

Damage multipliers

2.1x Head

Unlocked at

0 exp

Ammunition capacity

30 rounds

Maximum ammunition

210 + 30 (SP)
90 + 30 (without Ammo Upgrade)
180 + 30 (with Ammo Upgrade)

Reload time

3.2 seconds

Rate of fire

800 rpm

Range

M16AssaultStats

Recoil

Low

Fire mode

Automatic

Kit

BFBC2 Assault Icon Assault

Source of statistics

[1]

HUD Icon

BFBC2 AEK971 HUD

Sound(s)

Firing sound

Inventory slot

Primary Weapon

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - AEK-971(00:09)
"The Russian Army's gold standard, the AEK971 assault rifle was designed to enable shooters to maintain accuracy during fully automatic fire."
— In-game description.

The AEK-971 is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

SingleplayerEdit

The AEK-971 Vintovka is no longer the standard weapon for Russian infantry, unlike in the previous game, having been replaced in that role by the AN-94. Instead, it is primarily found in the hands of the Latin American Militia. It can be found either with iron sights or a Red Dot Sight. The version with the Red Dot Sight can be found as a collectible in Upriver, underneath the destroyed bridge.

MultiplayerEdit

The AEK-971 Vintovka is the first assault rifle issued to the Assault kit. It is nearly the same as the M16A2 in terms of stats. It has 30 rounds per magazine. It has medium firepower and decently low spread. The recoil is very low for its rate of fire, but is enough to throw off the player's aim beyond medium range. But, short controlled bursts can make the gun deadly at long range. The iron sights are very open, but the recoil pattern makes the gun move back and forth in first person, and resettles very slowly, meaning continuous fire leaves the player with nothing to rely on for aiming besides their eyes.

For the iOS edition, AEK-971 is the primary weapon for both the Russian forces and the Latin American Militia. It has a 30-round magazine and 120 in reserve. Despite it being an assault rifle, it doesn't have an under-barrel grenade launcher.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

AEK-971
AEK971 Render BFP4F
Damage

30-19

Damage multipliers

x 2.1 (head)

Unlocked at

Level 3

Unlock cost

300 PF4 Credits (one day)
45,000 PF4 Credits (forever)

69 P4F Funds (one day)
179 P4F Funds (seven days)
499 P4F Funds (thirty days)
1,249 P4F Funds (forever)

Ammunition capacity

20 rounds

Starting ammunition

40 + 20 rounds

Maximum ammunition

84 + 28 rounds with High Capacity Mags

Reload time

4.3 seconds

Rate of fire

600 rounds per minute

Velocity

550 m/s

Range

AEK971 Range BFP4F

Recoil

Hip
1.55 Up
0.90 Left
0.70 Right

Aimed
0.90 Up
0.52 Left
0.41 Right





Spread zoomed

0.36 - 0.88

Spread unzoomed

0.40 - 1.45

Fire mode

Fully automatic

Kit

P4F Assault Symbol Assault

Source of statistics

Battlefield Play4Free Comparison Tools

Sound(s)

Firing the AEK-971

Inventory slot

Primary weapon

"The AEK-971 assault rifle has great damage dealing potential, especially over shorter ranges."
— In-game description

The AEK-971 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Play4Free as a purchasable weapon for the Assault Kit. It is one of the most common weapons seen in games due to the high damage and decent accuracy, as well as being one of the first fully automatic assault rifles in the game. The AEK-971 has above-average stats and performs well in close to medium range engagements.

The AEK-971 can be bought for 300 PF4 Credits for a day or 45,000 PF4 Credits to have forever with credits. It can also be bought for 69 P4F Funds for a day, 179 P4F Funds for a week, and 499 P4F Funds for a month with Play4Free Funds.

Battlefield 3Edit

AEK-971
BF3 AEK971 ICON
Unlocks

PSO-1 (10 kills)
Heavy Barrel (20 kills)
Foregrip (30 kills)
Tactical Light (40 kills)
Kobra (50 kills)
Bipod (60 kills)
Suppressor (70 kills)
PKA-S (80 kills)
Laser Sight (90 kills)
IRNV (100 kills)
PKS-07 (125 kills)
PK-A (150 kills)
Flash Suppressor (175 kills)
ACOG (200 kills)
Reflex (235 kills)
Holographic (270 kills)
Rifle Scope (300 kills)
M145 (350 kills)

Damage

25 - 18.4

Suppression

7.0%

Unlocked at

72,000 Assault score

Ammunition capacity

30 + 1 rounds

Ammunition

5.45x39mm WP

Starting ammunition

124 + 31 rounds (MP)

Maximum ammunition

372 + 31 rounds (SP)
217 + 31 rounds (MP)

Reload time

2.55 seconds loaded
3.68 seconds empty

Rate of fire

900 RPM

Velocity

580m/s

Range

Heavy Barrel AEK-971 Range Chart HBAR BF3

Standard barrel BF3 AEK-971 Range

Suppressor AEK-971 Range Chart Suppressor BF3

Maximum range

870m

First shot recoil multiplier

3.0x

Recoil

0.2 up
0.5 left
0.3 right

Recoil decrease per second

18.0

Spread zoomed

0.3 (static)
1.0 (moving)

Spread unzoomed

Standing: 2.5 (static) 3.0 (moving)
Crouching: 2.0 (static) 2.5 (moving)
Prone: 1.5 (static) 2.5 (moving)

Spread increase per round

0.1

Spread decrease per second

15.0

Fire mode

Full-automatic
Three-rounds burst
Semi-automatic

Faction

Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps (MP)
Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces (SP/MP)
Flag of IranIslamic Republic of Iran Army (SP)
People's Liberation and Resistance (SP)

Kit

BF3 Assault Icon Assault

Dog Tags

Proficiency
Aek971dogtag
Master
AEK971 Mastery

Source of statistics

http://symthic.com/?s=bf3
Retrieved Nov. 24th, 2013

Inventory slot

Main weapon

Battlefield 3 AEK(03:25)
"The AEK-971 was developed as a possible successor to the AK-74 series of Assault Rifles and features a unique recoil reduction system. The AEK-971’s high rate of fire makes it excellent in close quarters but difficult to control. Shooters should switch to Semi-Automatic or 3 Round Burst for longer ranges."
— Battlelog description

The AEK-971 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 3. It has somewhat changed in appearance compared to past counterparts. It now has a folding wire stock and a different handguard,(due to it being modeled on the production version instead of the prototype) with also an all black finish. It has a high rate of fire with open sights and moderate recoil. The reload animation of the AEK-971 is nearly identical to the AN-94, with the player hitting the magazine release with the new magazine.

SingleplayerEdit

It is seen widely during the campaign used by the Iranian and PLR forces, and is the starting weapon for Dima in Kaffarov after he opens the weapons cache. It is last seen in The Great Destroyer being used by PLR cell operatives.

Co-OpEdit

It can rarely be found in the mission Hit and Run. It is most commonly found with a Tactical Light, but can also be found with a Kobra or PKA-S.

MultiplayerEdit

It is the fourth Assault Rifle unlocked at 60,000 Assault points. It has three firing modes; semi-automatic, burst and fully automatic. The weapon's very high rate of fire makes it most effective at close range, and has the lowest vertical recoil of all vanilla (pre-DLC) assault weapons. However, the high and unpredictable horizontal recoil combined with the high first shot recoil can make fully automatic fire difficult at medium to long range. The high rate of fire also causes the weapon to recoil and come off target rather quickly. This high rate of fire also makes it easy to empty the magazine quickly even on individual targets.

The AEK-971 also supports the Underslung Rail attachment which can be used to attach the M320 grenade launcher, which conjuncts into the GP-30. However, the rail cannot fit the M26 MASS shotgun to the rifle. This is because of its larger size than the M320.


Battlefield 4Edit

AEK-971
Bf4 aek971
Unlocks

Kobra (RDS) (10 kills)
Laser sight (20 kills)
Ergo Grip (30 kills)
Muzzle Brake (40 kills)
PSO-1 (4x) (50 kills)
Canted Ironsights (60 kills)
Angled Grip (70 kills)
Heavy Barrel (80 kills)
PK-A (3.4x) (90 kills)
Flash Light (100 kills)
Bipod (110 kills)
Compensator (120 kills)
PKA-S (1x) (130 kills)
Magnifier (2x) (140 kills)
Stubby Grip (150 kills)
Suppressor (160 kills)

Damage

25 - 18

Ammunition capacity

30 + 1

Ammunition

5.45x39 WP

Reload time

2.3 seconds (Loaded)
3.6 seconds (Empty)

Rate of fire

900 RPM

Velocity

580 m/s
320 m/s (suppressed)

Range

AR range

Maximum range

870 meters

First shot recoil multiplier

3x

Recoil

0.38 (Up)
0.15 (Left)
0.4 (Right)

Fire mode

Fully Automatic
Burst
Semi-Automatic

Kit

BF4 Assault Icon Assault

Dog Tags

Master Dog Tag: BF4 AEK-971 Master Dog Tag

Inventory slot

Primary Weapon

The AEK-971 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 4. Its appearance and mechanics are very similar to its counterpart in Battlefield 3. The rate of fire remains at 900 rounds per minute (RPM), making the AEK-971 the second fastest-firing assault rifle right behind FAMAS at 1,000 RPM. Thus being an excellent choice at close range combat, but requiring shorter bursts when engaging targets at medium and long ranges.

The iron sights are unchanged from Battlefield 3. As opposed to its Battlefield 3 variant, the AEK-971 now has a green handguard similar to its Bad Company counterpart. It can mount an underbarrel grenade launcher but not the M26 MASS.

SingleplayerEdit

The AEK-971 can be found as a collectible in Tashgar. It is found resting against green crates on top of the first concrete building in the field after exiting the tunnel.  It is equipped with a PKA-S, Magnifier, Heavy Barrel, and Potato Grip. It sports an Atomic Naval finish.

MultiplayerEdit

The AEK-971 unlocks the Russian attachments, but can only acquire the US and Chinese variants through battlepacks.

GalleryEdit


TriviaEdit

  • A gold plated AEK-971 can be seen in President Serdar's palace.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 if a player equips the Red Dot Sight or 4X Rifle Scope on the AEK-971 as well as the 40mm Shotgun and switches to the shotgun attachment, the attached optic will disappear. It will reappear when the player switches back, however.
  • The AEK-971 has the most open sights out of any assault rifle in both Battlefield: Bad Company as well as Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
  • The Play4Free version of the AEK-971 shows the AEK-971's rear iron sight as much further away from the wielder's face than in Bad Company 2, similar to the difference between the iron sights of the M416 and G3 in the latter game.
  • The AEK-971 received in the Battlefield 3 mission Kaffarov oddly has both the laser and tactical flashlight equipped at the same time. When toggled, both turn on and off at the same time.
  • After the patch for Battlefield 3, when the AEK-971 has the GP-30 equipped, the hand that holds the underbarrel grenade launcher will not be shown touching the grenade launcher until you switch to the GP-30 and back.
  • In Battlefield 3, the AEK-971 has a reload animation in which the player character inserts the new magazine by flicking the magazine from the gun by using a fresh magazine before then inserting it. Despite the magazine being thrown away, no ammunition is lost. This trait is shared with AN-94, which has the same reload animation as the AEK-971.
  • The AEK-971 in Battlefield 3 despite being modeled on the production version has the pick up icon modeled on the protoypes seen in previous games.
  • The Render of the Russian Assault in Battlelog has a full stock as used in the pick up icon compared to the wire stock used in game.

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