AMD65 (Hungarian: Automata Módosított Deszant[fegyver] Automatic Modified Paratrooper [weapon]), is a Gas operated, 7.62x39mm, assault rifle that fires 650 rounds per minute. Designed in 1965 and was a Hungarian-manufactured licensed variant of the venerable AKM rifle for use by that nation’s armored infantry and paratrooper (“descent”) units. The rifle’s design is suited as an infantry rifle but can also be used from within the confines of an armored vehicle as a fire support weapon. This is possible due to the side-folding stock of shaft design that makes it more compact. The 12.6-inch barrel is also relatively short for the 7.62×39mm cartridge. The operating mechanism does not require a gas expansion chamber at the muzzle, as in the AKS-74U to ensure reliable functioning, but does use a specially designed muzzle brake. It reduces muzzle flash but makes the weapon louder.