ARCTURUS AK-12 AEG Rifle; 2rnd Burst Mode Ready w/Perun MOSFET

ARCTURUS
Code:
646.49
  • Full metal construction - Mostly steel
  • 6.01mm Steel Tightbore inner barrel
  • High torque motor and pre-wired Perun optical MOSFET!

Those looking to build a modern Russian loadout, your prayers have been answered. ARCTURUS has already served us with a fine AK-12 replica, but this version has a few more tricks up its sleeve!

This AK-12 boasts the same majority steel full metal construction, faithful attention to detail and rock solid feel in the hands, but it now has a Perun optical MOSFET pre-installed, a high torque neodymium magnet motor and is pre-programmed for 2 round bursts!

If you ever had plans to get an AK-12 and upgrade it with a TITAN or ASTER, you no longer need to as the Perun MOSFET offers a wide range of functions, including pre-cocking, ROF adjustment, trigger sensitivity adjustment, programmable fire modes, binary trigger and full diagnostics, with a smart fuse built in and a low voltage alarm to save your batteries from damage. This is the ultimate AK-12 replica!

Full description

Description

AK Rifle collectors and Russian loadout enthusiasts are going to love this one! The new version of the ARCTURUS AK-12 keeps the best aspects of the previous model, but has significant improvements on the inside, including a new high torque motor and a programmable Perun optical MOSFET which combines with the already impressive gearbox components of the original to form what may be the ultimate AK-12 replica. LCT got some catching up to do!

Starting at the tip of the 16.3-inch steel outer barrel we have an AK-12 muzzle brake, which looks mean AF with its aggressive spiked front end, designed to help stabilise the rifle when it is pressed against a hinge or lock in a breaching scenario. You will want to keep this muzzle device on for a real world accurate AK-12, but if you prefer to go rogue and dress the latest AK up, you can thanks to the 14mm CCW male threading concealed beneath the muzzle device and its mounting apparatus.

Removing the muzzle brake is a two-part affair, owing to its QD functionality. The muzzle device itself can be removed from its mount by holding the small detent pin found on the top down, and turning the muzzle device in either direction. With the muzzle device removed you will see a thread protector with a flat cut on either side. Unscrewing this gives us access to the 14mm CCW male threads so you can get sneaky with a suppressor or streaky with a tracer unit, should the mission require it.

The muzzle device is followed by its mount apparatus, which also includes a dummy bayonet lug at the bottom. Travelling a short distance rearwards along the steel outer barrel brings us to the front sight/gas block of the AK-12, which is constructed from steel with a dummy gas adjuster at the front, and the front sight post at the top, protected on either side with protective wings. This means if you drop this hefty beast it may get scratched up, but the front sight should remain usable and intact in all but the worst case scenario.

The gas block connects to the gas tube, which is authentically stamped from sheet steel just like the real thing. It is lovely to see this kind of authenticity, as most manufacturers settle for cast alloy gas tubes on their AK replicas, and realism nuts like us will notice this instantly! Below the gas tube we have a single sling point which is mounted around the barrel, and can swivel to either side to reduce the chances of the sling getting tangled and allow both left and right-handed shooters to sling this AK easily.

Following the gas tube back leads us to the high density polymer handguards of the AK-12, which have integral 20mm Picatinny rails at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions and removable aluminium side rails at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. Though this rifle may be Russian in origin, it can be kitted out like a MK18, with plenty of room for tactical flashlights, PEQ lasers and anything else you can think of mounting. Unlike previous AK rifles, the handguards of the AK-12 are free floated which prevents force applied to the handguard from being transferred to the barrel which would negatively affect accuracy.

Moving rearwards once more we come to the receiver, which follows the AK design format in a round about way but has some notable improvements. The fire selector is located on the right side, but unlike a normal AK, can be used without removing your hand from the pistol grip. This is achieved by adding a folded steel extension to the selector in classic Russian utilitarian style. This allows you to select your fire mode with a simple sweep downward of the trigger finger, a massive improvement over legacy AK rifles!

The fire selector provides 4 positions, sneaking an extra one in between full auto and semi-auto. The top position is the safe mode, which disables the trigger and seals the gap between the receiver itself and the top cover, functioning as a dust cover. The next position is full auto, followed by the two-round burst mode, with semi-auto being the lowermost position. Each fire mode is indicated with authentic Cyrillic markings which are stamped into the receiver, matching the real AK-12 perfectly. The pre-installed Perun optical MOSFET also allows these fire modes to be programmed, so you if want a change of pace this isn't out of the question!

The receiver top cover design is another area the AK-12 improves upon the original AK. The top cover is constructed from steel, and has a 20mm Picatinny rail riveted to the upper surface to allow for optical sights to be mounted using far more user-friendly western mounting solutions. Unlike other AKs with railed top covers this top cover is designed specifically for retaining zero effectively, and as such is mounted differently to other AKs. The battery compartment of the AK-12 is beneath the top cover and is ideally sized to fit AK 11.1V LiPo long stick batteries.

To access the battery compartment you will need to turn the top cover retention latch by 90 degrees to the vertical position, which is located on the right side of the trunnion block (between the handguards and receiver). With the latch positioned vertically you can pull it outwards where it will be retained in the trunnion block. With the latch held clear of the pin hole, the receiver top cover can be pulled back and lifted away to reveal the Deans battery connector within.

When reinstalling the top cover it is important that you ensure no wires get trapped, and that you align the pin hole in the front of the top cover with the holes in the trunnion block before pushing the retention latch back through. The top cover needs to be slid onto the receiver from the rear to mate with the two hooks at the rear of the lower receiver to hold it securely in place.

The AK-12 pistol grip is a significant ergonomic improvement over the legacy AK grip, and has comfortable finger grooves with bevelled relief cuts for added comfort. The grip is set at a more vertical angle than the older AK grip to provide a more comfortable wrist position when shooting with the stock collapsed fully. AKs are not known for their comfort or ergonomics, so it is nice to see the AK-12 give us a little more home comfort to suit our pampered western hands!

The adjustable stock of the AK-12 mounts over a buffer tube which is similar in design to the M4/AR15 but is not compatible with M4/AR15 stocks. The tube provides 5 positions of adjustment for the high density polymer stock which is an A-frame style stock with a low profile adjustment lever protected from snagging by the A-frame design. At the base of the stock we are also treated to a pair of QD sling sockets, one on either side. These can be used with QD sling swivels and paired with the sling point on the barrel at the front for a two-point sling setup or used alone if you prefer a single-point sling.

The stock is also able to fold to the side for storage, or compressed shooting in CQB situations. To fold the stock you will need to press the button at the rear of the receiver on the left side, and the stock can be folded to the left where it will lock into place. To unlock the stock and return it to the unfolded state you will need to pull the steel stock retention latch at the rear of the stock mech downwards and the stock will unlock, allowing it to be folded back out into the deployed position.

One last trick the stock has in store is its storage compartment which can be accessed by pulling the tab at the toe of the stock outwards and sliding the butt plate downwards and off. This will reveal an empty buffer tube which is used for a cleaning kit in the real AK-12, but is ideally sized for a packet of tactical wine gums, soft mints or smarties, your pick! A more skirmish-friendly solution may be to store a spare battery here, or accessory batteries, but don't forget you need calories to perform effectively on the battlefield!

On the inside, this AK-12 is even more well equipped than the previous model! Inside you will find a pre-upgraded version 3 gearbox with 13:1 high speed CNC steel gears running on 8mm ball bearing bushings, with a high torque motor to deliver the power. Like other ARCTURUS AEGs, the gearbox is filled with low friction parts to increase the lifespan and efficiency of the system. The AK-12 also uses ARCTURUS's rotary AK HOP-up unit which shows incredible potential as the newest HOP-up unit design for the AK platform, coupled with a 6.01mm tightbore inner barrel constructed from hardened steel for enhanced accuracy through its high quality internal finish and extra rigidity.

The most notable enhancement of the new AK-12 is its Perun optical MOSFET which facilitates the 2-round burst function while also providing improved rate of fire, trigger response and battery protection through its "smart fuse" functionality. The Perun MOSFET also provides many functions, similar to a Gate TITAN or ASTER, including adjustable rate of fire, pre-cocking, binary trigger, programmable fire modes, adjustable trigger travel and full diagnostics. There is literally nothing left to upgrade on this AK-12!

So, whether you are working on a modern Russian military loadout or you are just a fan of the latest and greatest 21st-century firearms, if you need an AK-12 this is the one to get. Being constructed almost entirely from steel gives the ARCTURUS AK-12 a realistic feel that cannot be beaten, and its pre-upgraded internals complete with Perun optical MOSFET make this one of the best value AEGs around right now, AK or not!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • 6.01mm Steel tightbore inner barrel
  • Rotary HOP-up unit
  • Version 3 gearbox - Compatible with Gate TITAN/ASTER ETU
  • Almost entirely steel construction - Hefty and very realistic
  • Perun optical MOSFET pre-installed - Pre-cocking, programmable fire modes & more!
  • 20mm Picatinny railed handguard - Two removable side rails, full length top and bottom rail
  • 20mm Picatinny railed receiver - Ready for red dot sights and scopes!
  • 14mm CCW Male threaded outer barrel - Tracer/suppressor ready
  • Ambidextrous magazine release - Easy mag changes for left and right-handed users
  • Extended fire selector lever - Change fire modes with the trigger finger!
  • Mean looking AK-12 QD muzzle brake - Push the detent pin in, turn slightly and off it comes!
  • 5-Position sliding stock - Similar to M4/AR15, but not compatible
  • Side folding stock hinge - Fold the stock to the side for easier transportation and clearing corners
  • 2-Round burst pre-programmed - Between full auto and semi-auto on the fire selector
  • 4 Position selector switch - All the fire modes!
  • High torque neodymium magnet motor - Super fast trigger response and ROF
  • 13:1 CNC Steel high speed gearset - Really, really quick!
  • Detailed mock rivets and realistic stamped receiver markings
  • Compatible with AK AEG magazines - 5.45 style mags ideal, but 7.62/5.56 should also work
  • Supplied with 2 magazines - 500rnd High-cap and 30/130 Adjustable mid-cap
  • Ideal AK-12 style spare magazines are available here

Package Includes

  • ARCTURUS AK-12 AEG Rifle; 2rnd Burst Mode Ready w/Perun MOSFET
  • 30/130rnd Adjustable capacity magazine
  • 500rnd High capacity magazine
  • Rear tangent aperture iron sight
  • Deans to mini-Tamiya adapter
  • User manual
  • Cleaning/unjamming rod

Special Instructions 

Please note, due to the design of the AK-12 scratches will develop in certain areas from normal use. This is unavoidable, and many of our AK-12 AEGs already have these scratches from the factory due to the testing and QC process.

An example of such scratches is the AK "selector lever scratch", a scratch which develops beneath the AK style fire selector from use.

These scratches are part of a realistic AK look and will develop over time regardless of whether they are present initially or not. Please consider this carefully before making your purchase.

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 345fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine x 2
  • Deans to Mini-Tamiya Connector
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Experienced Player

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 3.25kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
87.5cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
94.5cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Steel receiver, top cover, outer barrel, front sight/gas block, gas tube, trunnion block, stock folding mech, trigger guard/mag release, mock bolt carrier, trim parts. Alu buffer tube, flash hider.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
AK, Assault Rifle, AK-12,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
AK Platform, Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle, 5.45 x 39mm AK Platform,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Programmable
Patrol Base | Burst
Two Round Burst
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Disconnect
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Rotary
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and held to the rear.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Railed Handguard
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Sliding Stock
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • QD Sling Point
  • Muzzle Brake
  • sling points front and rear
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Railed Receiver,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding , Multi-Position ,
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
5 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , QD , Loop , Barrel,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
16.3''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.01mm
Inner Barrel Length
425mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Medium Capacity , Wheel Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 500 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V3 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Top Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
Yes
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
High Torque
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Deans
Deans
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Stick
Compatible Battery Voltage
11.1v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
345 FPS +/- 10%
Notepad Icon
Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
Notepad Icon
Test Date
18/11/2022

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04