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Essen AE-0006+ Assault Rifle by daisukekazama Essen AE-0006+ Assault Rifle by daisukekazama
Better version over here.


So here's the story. One morning, I found myself extremely bored - as often happens when all your friends are out vacationing - and got a sudden urge to design an assault rifle (don't you hate it when that happens?). This is what came out.

Behold, the Avtomat Essena AE-0006+ assault carbine, manufactured by the F. V. Essen Manufacturing Company, Rybinsk, Russia. The AE-0006+ is undergoing final testing with Naval Infantry special forces as that branch of the Russian armed forces' next-generation standard assault rifle.

The oddly-named AE-0006+ fires 6.2x34mm armor piercing caseless ammunition from a vertical feed 40-round magazine at a blistering 900 RPM. As is most Russian weaponry, it's also practically indestructible, kicks like a Kazakh horse, and rips through just about every human body you can put in front of it. It's fairly accurate... as long as you stick to semi-automatic fire.

It goes without saying that, despite its ergonomic appearance and ambidextrous construction, it's built with absolutely no regard for the physical well-being of the shooter.

The odd thing about the AE-0006+ is that it has no fire selector switch or even a safety. What it has instead is something called a 'chamber lock,' which prevents accidental cookoffs by cutting off the chamber (or something like that). Yeah, I have no idea. The lock is active by default, and is disengaged per each shot by a sort of double action trigger. It can also be manually engaged via the dial in the back, and that serves as the safety.

Fire control is done via trigger a la Steyr AUG. Crisply pull the trigger once, and the weapon fires in semi-automatic; hold it down, and the weapon fires full-auto. There is no burst fire mode because real Slav men don't need no sissy burst fire.

EmK, F. V. Essen Manufacturing Company, OAO F. V. Эссена мануфэкчуринг Компани all Daisuke Kazama, 2010.
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chichiboy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Supercactus777 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I keep thinking of Deus Ex
MetalLearner Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
That's a nicely made weapon I think could be possible with some European engineering :)
WolfWing9115 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
um ok i get that it has a Russian Name to a point but Essen is Food or Eat in German............its cool dont get me wrong just confused by the name
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
German is correct. It is indeed a German surname. Baltic German, to be precise - a valid, if uncommon, Russian surname.

Back in the days of Imperial Russia, Baltic Germans were prevalent in the higher tiers of the Russian military. The Soviet era forced the Baltic Germans out in favor of pan-Slavism, which is why you don't hear about Baltic Germans in Russia nowadays.

This particular name (Essen - Fyodor Vyacheslavich Essen is the weapon's designer) is taken from Nikolai von Essen, the captain of the Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Novik. He served with distinction in the Russo-Japanese War and was much admired by both the Japanese and his Russian compatriots for his bravery. Fyodor Vyacheslavich is posited to be a distant ancestor of von Essen.
WolfWing9115 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow you learn something new everyday........thanks for the info
gadhan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Holy shit, thats something called desing...
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Thank you sah. My dad's a corporate design specialist; I attribute it to the genes.
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks alot like the FN-P90
ArturiusMaxwell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
*Drool* err.... is it abnormal to want one more than the car I'd been planning on buying!? lol

Great job! And I agree with the bit you've crossed out with one alteration because real men don't need no sissy burst fire! I've been told by a few ex-forces people I've met the ultimate fire selector and the ultimate safety is the user! The manufactures put them on as an insurance opt out lol
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