These days, we have season of terrorist attacks in India. The government is trying its best to curb the disease of terrorism but still we all are afraid. Let’s forget that think. Today I am going to discuss one of the popular tools of terrorists, the AK-47. This 7.62 mm assault rifle was first developed in the year 1947 by a Russian called Kalashnikov. The AK-47 is the most wide-spread weapon in the world. More than 50 armies of the world have in their arsenals firearms created by Kalashnikov. For the first time, in 1946 the rifle was presented for official military trials, and a year later the fixed stock version was introduced into service with select units of the Russian Red Army.
The AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949. It is also used by the majority of the member states of the former Warsaw Pact. The AK-47 was also used as a basis for the development of many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. It was one of the first true assault rifles and, due to its durability, low production cost and ease of use, remains the most widely used assault rifle in the world.
“In the years following the Viet-name war, the AK-17 spread all over the world, offering power and fame to drug dealers, murderers and terrorists, that would change face of the world.”.
The quote is by Lary Kahner, in his book AK-The Weapon that changed the face of world.
Properties of AK-74 Assault rifle
- Caliber: 5.45mm
- Cartridge: 5.45×39
- Magazine capacity: 30
- Loaded weight: 3,600g
- Killing range: 1,350m
Check out the video to see how A K 47 works.