Tabuk Assault Rifle

Notes: This is the Iraqi equivalent of the AK-47. There are several changes from the original design; the flash suppressor is shaped differently, venting gasses upwards to help fight barrel climb; the top of the receiver has a folding antiaircraft sight that can also be used when the Tabuk is equipped with a GP-25 grenade launcher; the butt is shaped differently and is longer, to better fit the taller Iraqi soldiers; and lighter woods are used to reduce weight.

The Iraqis also made a version of the Tabuk Assault Rifle chambered for 5.56mm NATO ammunition; this weapon was made mostly for export, but is unknown if any sales were ever made. The 5.56mm NATO version can be found with a fixed wooden butt or a folding metal butt.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The 7.62mm version is the primary assault rifle encountered by troops fighting the Iraqis in the Middle East. The 5.56mm version was never produced.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Tabuk Assault Rifle

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.75 kg

30

$793

Tabuk Assault Rifle (Fixed Butt)

5.56mm NATO

3.2 kg

30

$549

Tabuk Assault Rifle (Folding Butt)

5.56mm NATO

3.28 kg

30

$588

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Tabuk Assault Rifle (7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

6

4

9

44

Tabuk Assault Rifle (5.56mm, Fixed Butt)

5

3

1-Nil

6

2

6

41

Tabuk Assault Rifle (5.56mm, Folding Butt)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

6

41

Tabuk Short Assault Rifle

Notes: This is a shortened version of the standard Tabuk Assault Rifle. The wooden stock is replaced with a folding metal stock, and the ability to accept shortened 20-round magazines is added. The pistol grip has a slightly different shape and is made of plastic, the front sight is moved back and has a hooded post, and the muzzle is modified to allow the use of rifle grenades.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Tabuk Short Assault Rifle

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.21 kg

20, 30

$785

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Tabuk Short Assault Rifle

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

3

7

29