Al-Quds

Notes: Though most countries employing Russian weapons generally use the RPK or RPK-74 as a squad automatic weapon, the Iraqis chose to instead modify a standard AKM for this purpose. The Al-Quds is therefore a Tabuk Assault Rifle with a longer, heavier barrel, and with cooling fins added beneath the gas cylinder. Though it can use the 40 and 75-round RPK magazines, it is normally encountered with standard 30-round AKM magazines. The bipod can be easily removed and the Al-Quds used as a large assault rifle and reduces weight by 1.4 kg.

It is possible that the Al-Quds isnít even an Iraqi design; it is virtually identical to a weapon was designed by the Bulgarians (but with a folding stock), called the RKKS.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Al-Quds SAWs were in fact supplemented with actual RKKSs during the Twilight War.

Merc 2000 Notes: Al Qaida was known to employ suicide squads that were often armed with this weapon and using 75-round drums.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Al-Quds

7.62mm Kalashnikov

5 kg

30, 40, 75 Drum

$1961

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Al-Quds

5

4

2-3-Nil

6

3

8

65

Al-Quds (Bipod)

5

4

2-3-Nil

6

2

4

84

Al-Quds (Bipod Removed)

5

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

9

65