The Kalashnikov, also known as the AK-47, is a standard assault rifle, fast and powerful, with little drawbacks.
Boasting a high rate of fire, high damage, good accuracy and an abundance of ammo, there is really no drawback for using it aside from a slight inaccuracy at range. The Kalashnikov is one of the two assault rifles available in Max Payne 2. The Kalashnikov is in many ways identical to the M4 Carbine, boasting identical firepower, fire rate, and ammo capacity. However, the M4 is slightly superior since it has perfect accuracy which the Kalashnikov lacks.
- The Kalashnikov kills in two or three hits. Headshots are relatively common since the gun is reliably accurate at closer ranges.
- Max Payne 2 (as the primary weapon of Mike the Cowboy in Part I, Chapter 2: A Criminal Mastermind. It is absent from most of Part I, but ammo becomes abundant in Part II and III)
Behind the scenes
- "Kalashnikov" is an alternative name of the AK-47 rifle, "AK" expanding to "Avtomat Kalashnikova" ("Kalashnikov's automatic rifle"); it is named after its creator Mikhail Kalashnikov.
- While the name implies otherwise, sharp eyes can identify that the gun in game is actually a Chinese Type 56, which can be identified by its hooded front sight. One likely reason for this is that Type 56s are (for the most part) more common in the Western Hemisphere than genuine AKs are.
Weapons in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
|Pistols||9mm Pistol2 · Desert Eagle2|
|Shotguns||Pump-Action Shotgun · Sawed-Off Shotgun · Striker|
|SMGs||Ingram2 · MP5|
|Assault Rifles||Kalashnikov · M4 Carbine|
|Sniper Rifles||Dragunov · Sniper Rifle|
|Projectiles||Grenade · Molotov Cocktail|
2 indicates that a weapon is dual-wieldable.