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AKM (disambiguation)

AKM ( or "automatic rifle Kalashnikov modernized") is a 7.62mm assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov.

AKM may also refer to:

  • The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada
  • The honor society Alpha Kappa Mu
  • Almost Killed Me, an album by the band The Hold Steady
  • Vanguard of Red Youth, or Avangard Krasnoi Molodyozhi in Russian
  • Autoren, Komponisten und Musikverleger, an Austrian copyright collection agency
  • Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul, Turkey
  • AKM Semiconductor, Inc., an American subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Microdevices

The AKM (; Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy or "Kalashnikov modernized automatic rifle") is a 7.62mm assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is a common modernized variant of the AK-47 rifle developed in the 1940s.

Introduced into service with the Soviet Army in 1959, the AKM is the most ubiquitous variant of the entire AK series of firearms and it has found widespread use with most member states of the former Warsaw Pact and its many African and Asian allies as well as being widely exported and produced in many other countries. The production of these Soviet rifles was carried out at both the Tula Arms Plant and Izhmash. It was officially replaced in Soviet frontline service by the AK-74 in the late 1970s, but remains in use worldwide.