by Josh Wayner
Josh reviews the Atlantic Firearms Polish Tantal AK74 Rifle once in service with the Polish Army as the 5,45 mm karabinek wz. 1988 (kbk wz. 88).
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Polish Kbk wz. 88 occupies a fascinating place in the development and use of modern military rifles.
It is a successor to the Polish WBP AK47 Rifle or AKM reviewed in my previous article and represented a significant phase in the final days of the Soviet influence over Polish arms development.
The Kbk wz. 88 is commonly called the Tantal in today’s shooting circles. The weapon is unique from other AK rifles in that it’s not a true member of the AK74 family, despite it being of the same caliber. The design is closer to the AKM than the Russian AK74 or Krink-style weapons and has it’s own dedicated features that set it apart.