Romanian AES 10B (RPK), accessorized by a 4 piece flash hider, a 14mm to 22mm adaptor, a Tula bakelite mag, and a NPSU 1pn34 night vision optic.
The night vision optic is a NPSU 1pn34. It is old and heavy, but still works well in all conditions, save for pitch black. Although not something I look forward to carrying around, it is nonetheless effective from a fixed position. The picture quality takes some getting used to, due to the “fisheye” lens, but becomes second nature with use. It has the daylight filter attached and the image quality suffers from that. In my opinion, the image quality at night is more than functional, and I use the iron sights during the day. It has a battery adaptor to use common AA batteries. The optic can operate for 30 minutes to an hour with fresh batteries.
The Romanian AES 10B essentially is a semiautomatic RPK.
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National Police officers from the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) walk
back-to-back holding Kalishnikov rifles as they perform exercises at the
QRF base on November 5, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan’s security
forces are facing challenging times in terms of having the resources
they need to secure Kabul and the provinces ahead of the US and NATO’s
plan to withdraw forces in 2014. The ANP academy’s new commander is
working to fast track the training centres to turn bolster it’s
146,000-strong national police force long riddled with corruption,
incompetence and factional rivalries. The Kabul police academy per annum
graduates 500 skilled male officers, after 4 years of training, and
around 30 women after 6 months of training. Of the different security
strategy’s, the police quick reaction force (QRF) and the “ring of
steel” checkpoint strategy are designed to protect the capital from
internal and external attacks from militants.