FC VAL Assault Rifle Replica
Militaria and firearms from beyond the eastern border enthusiasts have been graced for many years with countless replicas of AK and SWD rifles. Some constructions, however, objects of desire of many a Russophile, up until recently have seen their replicas only in form of conversion sets or modifications made by fanatics in their home workshops. This family includes with little doubt the live firearm original of the FC VAL assault rifle. It comes from the same family that VSS Vintorez sniper rifle comes from, the exchange compatibility of parts between the two being even as much as 70%. Basic difference being the stock - here was implemented one that is metal and foldable to the side. Furthermore, VAL uses longer, more capacious magazines (which are also compatible with VSS).
FC VAL is very handy and its construction is tight and comfortable. All that makes it universal and it can be successfully and effectively used on both long and short range - depending on the requirements of the airsoft battlefield. Measurements and weight alike have been reproduced as closely as possible to the live firearm original. The replica was made in a very solid way and its parts fit very well together - nothing squeaks, there are no noticeable loose spots of absolutely any of the elements.
The handguard and pistol grip were made from a reinforced polymer of grainy texture in a mat, black colour. All remaining elements of the replica were made practically entirely from metal. Entire receiver; dust cover; stock; one-piece, outer barrel and silencer were made from metal. The integrated silencer is one of the characteristic features of this construction, together with the outer barrel they create a solid, massive front. The replica features a set of adjustable iron sights, however, it can also be without any difficulty equipped with an optical sight thanks to a “dovetail joint” rail on the side the receiver in an SWD standard.
Metal parts also include the lock/charging handle replica - once pulled back access to the Hop-up regulation knob is gained. The replica has a one-piece, polymer Hop-up chamber for AK with a high class HU bucking. This set will provide good tightness and problem-free, efficient spin of the BB. The outer, 6,04 barrel has 428 mm.
On the right side of the receiver there is a winged fire mode selector, very similar (albeit little shorter) to the one used in AK replicas. The replica can fire in full auto or semi modes.
Room for the stick type battery is located inside the silencer. The stock of the replica is made from metal with a comfortable, thick, rubber finish. The stock is foldable to the side, which considerably shortens the length of the replica - ideal for transport or close-quarter combat. Despite the fact that both constructions are considerably different, many of the operating nuances are very similar to those known from AK rifles. Every user of an AK replica will definitely feel quite natural when taking an airsoft replica of FC VAL into his hands.
What can be found inside the replica? Its heart is a gearbox v.3, with a trigger mechanism specific for AK. The gearbox has 7 mm steel, ball bearings and a set of steel gears mounted on them. The nozzle is also AK specific, the piston was made from a durable nylon and has steel gears. The entirety is powered by a medium torque motor. The result is a strong, well-fitted mechanism based on high quality parts, being an excellent base for potential power and durability tunings.
The replica comes with a hi-cap magazine with a capacity of up to 150 BBs, made from a black polymer.
The set includes:
Metal + plastic
Replika karabinu szturmowego FS VAL
It is the spped of bb, while its leaving the innerbarrel of replica. This speed is measured in FPS (Feet Per Second).
1 FPS = 0,3 m/s
1 J = 99 m/s
1 J = 326,7 FPS
|Propulsion / Powered by:|
Indications v2, v3, v6 does not mean the level of advance, but only shape of gearbox skeleton which was used and selected by the manufacturer depending on the capabilities of the body of the replica. For example, a models of the M4/M16 family, MP5, have a v2 gearbox, while the AK family have gearbox v3.
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|Diameter of bearings in GB [mm]:|
The length of the replca is measured between the two most distant points of each other. Different models have several of these values, because of its design allows to increase or decrease it length (eg. folding stock or extended flash hider).
|Inner barrel length [mm]:|
This is a value that includes the weight of the replica, magazine and other accessories that are include in set without a battery, charger, cleaning rod, etc., etc.
rechargeable battery is characterized by high efficiency
current-carrying capacity, but there are disruptive effect on memory.
Should be unloaded and loaded in the full cycle, ie, it is recommended
to fully discharge, and after unloading must charge the battery
immediately without leaving it for a long time in a discharged state.
|Magazine capacity [pcs]:|
Hop-Up system is used for overclocking bb during the shot (putting it in rotation), through which, it extends its flight path. Acting laws of physics make that bb lift up, while the gravitational force take it down. Appropriate adjustment of Hop-Up, will compensate for these two factors, which result in long and straight flight for longer distance and be greater focus shot (to improve accuracy).
Blow back is a simulation system of the cocking lever - it imitates the work of it as the equivalent sharp. This system raises the realism and adds a lot more experience during shooting.