Mr. Mikhail Kalashnikov: Designer of AK-47 ( ”Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947″) passed away
Mikhail Kalashnikov (94), the Russian gun designer whose AK-47 rifle became the weapon of choice for many national armies and guerrillas around the world, passed away.
About AK- 47 ( ”Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947″)
Officially known as “Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947”.
’47’ from the year (1947) it went into production.
It is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle and has a rate of fire of 600 rounds-a-minute. The AK-47 has only eight moving parts can be broken down and reassembled in 30 seconds and will work in conditions that would render many other small arms inoperable. Invented by Mikhail Kalashnikov, who received numerous honors including the Hero of Socialist Labor and Order of Lenin and Stalin Prize.