Today, on the 12/23/2013, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, has passed away.
With over 75 million AK-type assault rifles (not to mention the LMGs, shotguns, SMGs, snipers...) made worldwide, nobody can doubt the impact it had and still has:
From the humid jungles of Vietnam in the 60s up to the turbulent events of this week in South Sudan, every major conflict since the 60s has seen whole armies, militias and ordinary citizens armed with the symbol of fear.
The father of this true killing machine had the idea of his life while recovering from the battle of Bryanzk in a hospital in 1941. A fellow comrade had complained about the issues his weapon had. So what he did, was to start a new design for a lightweigh…Read more >