Submerging an AK 47 gun and firing it underwater appears to make it work better, according to high speed footage.
In an experiment posted online, a team put one of the automatic machine guns into an water-filled aquarium and filmed it using a high-speed camera.
When the footage was slowed down, they discovered that not only does the weapon still fire while under water, it actually reloads itself faster.
New high speed footage has revealed that submerging an AK 47 gun and firing it underwater appears to make it work better
The AK47 assault rifle is based on a gas recoil system.
It uses the hot expanding gases of a bullet being fired to automatically rechamber the next round, Gizmodo reports.
The gas flows up through the chamber and back to the gun’s bolt, which forces it back.
The video was uploaded on the Smarter Every Day channel on YouTube.
In an online experiment, a team sunk one of the automatic machine guns into an aquarium and filmed it using a high-speed camera