Our take: It's been a long wait for the A&K MK43 Full Metal AEG, but we're glad to inform you that it was well worth it. The A&K MK43 is the latest and greatest from A&K, the originators of the M249-series, and with it comes a history of excellence. This variant is one of the most famous military squad automatic weapons in recent history.
The A&K MK43 offers a lot of unique and down-right cool features at a reasonable cost. Our favorite is hands down the adjustable ROF (rate of fire) switch located underneath the barrel. With a twist of this switch, you are able to actually INCREASE or DECREASE the rate of fire of this rifle to best fit your shooting needs. Adjusting this switch accordingly produces a varying rate of fire, from 11-20 RPS (rounds per second). It's an extremely useful and neat feature by all accounts, and is STANDARD on the A&K MK43.
As it so happens, rate of fire is one of the MK43's most outstanding attributes, as it tops out shooting over 1,100 rounds per minute on fully automatic mode!
An adjustable length/retractable bipod also comes integrated onto the gun itself, as users will find it very useful in times of varying Airsoft combat scenarios. There is also a vertical fore-grip hand guard at the front of the rifle that is every bit as unique as it is functional. Overall length of the rifle has been shortened from the original M60 to provide superior maneuverability and improve overall balance.
The drum magazine holds a whopping 3,500 rounds of BBs, so you can pick off your opponents all-day-long.
- Full metal construction/full metal receiver
- Full metal gearbox
- A&K's newest ultra high-torque motor for high rate of fire and smooth firing
- Full metal barrel
- Automatic winding 3,500 round drum magazine
- Full metal adjustable/retractable bipod
- Excellent support gunner AEG machine gun
- High quality A&K product
- Extremely durable
Operation: Electric Automatic
Build: Metal gearbox, outer barrel, receiver, stock, bipod/ Polymer Handguard & Grip
Firing Modes: Full-automatic w/ functional safety
Muzzle Velocity: 380-410 FPS (w/ 0.20g BBs)
Magazine: 3,500rd High Capacity Electric Winding Drum Magazine
Gearbox: Full Metal SAW Type Gearbox (Compatible with most Version 2/3 internal parts)
Battery Type: 9.6V Mini Battery
Inner Barrel Length: 450mm
Overall Length: 37.5” in.
Ammo type: Seamless 0.20g or heavier (0.23g, 0.25g, 0.26g, 0.28g, etc) BBs. For maximum performance and accuracy, Airsoft Megastore recommends GoldenBall ProSlick BBs which carry perfect spherical consistency and density, available at Airsoft Megastore for the lowest price on the market, guaranteed.
Package includes: MK43 Full Metal AEG, 3,500rd drum mag & mag cover, 9.6v battery, standard wall charger
*There is no semi-auto mode
Battery Charger Recommendation: Although this fully automatic airsoft rifle comes with a standard wall charger to charge the battery, Airsoft Megastore recommends the use of a smart charger to avoid overcharging the battery(overcharged batteries may cause decreased airsoft gun performance and may shorten battery life significantly). Smart chargers not only shorten charge time significantly (up to 800% faster charging), but more importantly,also automatically shut off once the battery is fully charged to avoid overcharged batteries.