Do you know what kind of AKMs are in the first pic at the start of the thread? Tula or Izhevsk?rayman1 said:Sorry - bit of cleaning in Photobucket apparently dissolved those photos.
Seems like most of the photos of the Cuban military feature what appears to be Tula-made AKM's. That certainly doesn't imply they don't have Izhevsk-made AKM's floating around. There's no telling what actions Russia had in terms of what factory to get the weapons from regarding their arms agreements with Cuba. Or even Cuba's agreements with third countries that receive/received weapons from Russia and eventually get them.
I think that Cuba was late in the game when it came to manufacturing AKs. I suspect that they did so in the late '80s and '90s when Soviet military aid ceased.Stottman said:I have not seen much on it, but according to the Russians, the Cubans make their own AKMs.
If Egypt is a guide, they at least started with Tula parts, and used those as a guide.