AK47 Kalashnikov

The most known Soviet Union assault rifle also called Kalashnikov. Although there is a number 47 in its name the design work began already in 1945. The reason why this model is so popular is because its reliability under harsh conditions, ease of use and low production cost.


Weapon type:Assault rifle
Weight:3.47 kg (7.7 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:7.62×39mm M43/M67
Effective range:400 m (440 yd)
Rate of fire:Cyclic 600 rounds/min
Designer:Mikhail Kalashnikov
Manufacturer:Izhmash, Norinco
Number built:75 mil.
Action:Gas-operated, rotating bolt
In service:1949–present
Muzzle velocity:715 m/s (2,350 ft/s)