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|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||2.50|
|Weight per round (units)||0.01|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||20 / 1000|
|Primer type||Small rifle|
|Powder type||Rifle powder|
|Projectile type||.221, 54 grain|
|Cost per case||0.857|
|Standard load (SP)||270 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||243 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||N/A pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||N/A pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||16.3 (AK-74)|
|Muzzle velocity||880 m/s (2887 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||1355 Joule (999 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||Soviet Union|
This cartridge is essentially a smaller-caliber version of the 7.62x39mm cartridge, employing many of the same principles introduced by the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge; a small-caliber, high-velocity, low-recoiling rifle round, suitable for select-fire combat rifles.
5.45x39mm is typically pronounced five four five by thirty-nine millimeters. It is also acceptable to pronounce 5.45 five point forty-five.
This caliber may also be known as 5.45x39.5mm or 5.45mm Kalashnikov. In real life, these designations have also been used: 5.45x39mm WP (for Warsaw Pact), 5.45mm Soviet, and rarely and in the United States only, .21 Genghis and .215 Russian. None of these real-life designations are in use in the Mazes, but are provided here for information.
There are 13 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
- Garni-ler K11
- IZHMASH AN-94 Abakan
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov AK-12-1
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov AK-74
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov AKS-74
- IZHMASH Kalashnikov RPK-74
- IZHMASH Saiga SGL31-61
- Suhl SSG-82
- ZiD AEK-971
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Subcarbine||Up to 11"||0.65x|
|Carbine||11.1" - 14.9"||0.9x|
|Rifle||15" - 20.9"||1.0x|
|Precision||21" and up||1.15x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
|Reduced Velocity||Reg/-P||FMJ (0.9x)|
|Milsurp||Surp/SP|| FMJ (0.25x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
|Availability of 5.45x39mm as a Customs family chambering:|
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