USSR Use of the M16 in Afghanistan


Over the weekend one of the boys on the Colt AR15 Resource FB page shares some pictures of Soviet military personnel using M16 and M16A1s during the war in Afghanistan. Captions made best guesses on units. Mainly paratrooper and special forces troopers. The guns seen using M60 machine straps as slings oddly enough.

that’s right Kommrade, the M16 is better than the AK

I don’t really know any context about these. There could be many reasons for seeing Russians using them during the war. Interesting none the less.


  1. Fascinating. I wonder if Eugene Stoner ever saw these, or heard of them, and what he thought about it. Or Kalashnikov for that matter.

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