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Old 11-10-2008
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Default TTX 80.002 Side-by-Side AK74/Launcher Combo





This combined weapon possibly inspired the likes of the present day OICW Project. It is an AK74 but shared with some .50calibre launcher.

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Default Re: TTX 80.002 Side-by-Side AK74/Launcher Combo

Looks like a shared bolt to me, which would definitely mean FAIL.

I'm unsure about the ejection, I notice there is no view of the assembled rifle to show us the ejection side, which would have been very hard to work out.

Looks like it was meant to be used one magazine at a time.
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Old 11-13-2008
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Default Re: TTX 80.002 Side-by-Side AK74/Launcher Combo

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Looks like it was meant to be used one magazine at a time.

According to some informations, grenade launcher magazine was positioned horizontally on right side.
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Looks like it feeds from the bottom on the left ( if you are the operator) next to the the rifle magazine. You can see clearly by the bolt faces that both feed from the bottom.
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Old 11-14-2008
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Default Re: TTX 80.002 Side-by-Side AK74/Launcher Combo

Grenadier Toebanger, Russian "TTX" acronym (in fact you should read it like "TTCh") means just Tactical-Technical Characteristics (Тактико-технические характеристики) of some kind of military equipment not the name of the 80.002 assault rifle/grenade launcher
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The bolts do NOT look like they move independently to me, hence, it is either designed to fire both rounds at the same time, or to only use one magazine at a time so the other doesn't feed. I do not see any mechanism to cut off either feed, and I disinctly note it is not shown with both magazines connected. Given the differing capacities I doubt it is meant to fire both barrels at once; if it was, you would likely only see a gas piston for the assault rifle barrel, as those rounds would be used more and also without firing the bigger rounds.

So manual of arms to change shots would be, remove one magazine, insert the other, then pull the charging handle to eject the previous round and chamber the new. Ultimately it would not allow a quick change to adjust for target opportunities, nor would it allow a heavy stopping power round to be used as an immediate CQB backup.

So ultimately it seems like a complicated way to accomplish what a shotgun or launcher attachment does for an assault rifle, but without doing as effective a job.
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