A vectored version of the Essen AE-0006+
assault rifle concept sketch. I've updated the design significantly, with slightly improved ergonomics, far more detailed design, and a more practical layout for the flattop rail. TangoDown grip included for the lulz (I was going to go for a Surefire taclight grip, but I got lazy).Technical schpiel
The Avtomat Essena (Essen assault rifle) AE-0006+ is the brainchild of General Lieutenant Fyodor Vyacheslav'ch Essen of the Russian F. V. Essen Manufacturing Company (EMK). The weapon fires 7N60 tungsten-carbide-tipped 6.2x34mm armor-piercing caseless rounds at 900 rounds per minute from an electronic ignition rotating bolt assembly with trigger-slaved fire control (crisp single pull for semi, hold down for auto).
The Essen is manufactured entirely out of mil-spec ballistic polymer, making it light, waterproof, reliable, and close to indestructible. The barrel is easily detachable; the magazine holds 40 rounds. The rail module on top (designed per a request from the Naval Infantry) houses a memory chip that can interface with head-mounted HUD systems and can store user preferences such as trigger weight and fire rate. It also functions as a weapon lock; if removed, the weapon will not fire. Most importantly, it can be loaded with software to interface with a separately issued camera mounted in the rail module.
The zeros in the designation '-0006' references the Essen's prototype status. The '+' denotes the weapon's capability for handling high-velocity armor piercing loads.