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Why is the AK-47 called the “King of Guns”?


Since the birth of the rifle, the rifle has become the most important weapon of infantry in the war, in the history of human firearms has spawned many famous guns, such as the United States M-16 rifle, Germany 98K masher rifle, Japan 38 rifle, Soviet Mohsin-Nagan rifle and so on, but these guns in front of this rifle will be overshadowed, it is the world-famous AK-47 rifle, whether it is a military magazine, or war-themed film and video, you can find it. Cheap cost, reliable performance is not comparable to other rifles, people for the AK-47 a very bullying nickname, called “King of Guns”, then what is the reason to support the AK-47 as the “King of Guns” title?

Mikhail Kalashnikov with ak-47
Mikhail Kalashnikov with ak-47

As the world’s most famous rifle, the AK-47 begins with a look at the life of this gun. The inventor of the AK-47 was a Soviet soldier called Kalashnikov, Kalashnikov, during the Soviet-German war in the early 1940s, Kalashnikov was injured in battle forced to recuperate, and after the injury, Kalashnikov was eager to return to the front line to fight but did not achieve, to continue to help the motherland to fight against the war, Kalashnikov began to develop firearms, after several years of development, Kalashnikov finally developed the AK-47’s predecessor AK46, 1947 after further improvement. The reliable generation of famous guns AK-47was was finally born, and since then the AK-47 has become the Soviet Army’s equipment.

Indian security personal with Arsenal AR-M1F (Bulgarian Akm)
Indian security personal with Arsenal AR-M1F (Bulgarian AKM)

Since the AK-47 began its legendary path in the world, because of its extremely reliable, extremely simple structure, solid and durable, cheap, flexible and convenient use, AK-47 rifles quickly became popular in the world, whether it is guerrillas, militants, terrorists, militias or the regular national army, AK-47 rifles have been mass-equipped, since the AK-47 rifle from 1947 to today more than 60 years, AK-47 rifle production of up to 100 million, Armed with troops from at least 50 countries, they have participated in most of the armed conflict sat in most parts of the country for half a century, and even some national leaders have produced gold AK-47s and printed AK-47s on flags and banknotes that symbolize the country, asking which rifle has such influence and treatment.

CRPF with FAB akm
CRPF with FAB akm

In addition to the high production of AK-47 rifles, another thing that makes it “world-famous” is that it is the world’s most murderous weapon, according to statistics from the 1950s to the present more than 60 years, the number of people who died under the AK-47 rifle muzzle reached more than 20 million, which is a concept, equivalent to one-sixth of Russia, 80 per cent of Canada’s population, this is some horror because THE AK-47 is called the most effective, with weapons of mass destruction. So much so that his designer, Kalashnikov, regretted inventing the rifle, saying that if he had another chance, he would have invented a lawnmower rather than the killing machine.

Indian army soldier with Romanian Akm
Indian army soldier with Romanian Akm

Many countries in the world have copied the AK-47, including Poland, Cuba, North Korea, China and other countries . Indian armed force also using an improves variant of ak-47 , which is akm . Currently Indian armed forces using several variants of akm and ak-47 like – bugarian , east Germany , romanian , fab modification akm .

Terrorist Osama Bin Laden with ak-47
Terrorist Osama Bin Laden with ak-47

If the American cultural symbol is fast food and cola, The Japanese cultural symbol is Sony camera, German cultural symbol is the car, then the Russian cultural symbol is THE AK-47, because of its great influence, AK-47 has been not only a gun, but the cultural symbol of The Russian country, but also in line with the national characteristics of Russian military worship, as a milestone in the assault rifle, AK-47 in many light weapons, Only Germany’s Mauser and Colt revolver can match its influence, so it’s the “King of Guns” title for the AK-47.

An american soldier with an Iraqi golden AK-47
An american soldier with an Iraqi golden AK-47

Cool Facts About Ak-47

  • The AK stands for “automatic Kalashnikov” — after the inventor. Forty-seven is a reference to the year that it was invented.
  • There are somewhere between 75 and 100 million AK-47s worldwide — or one for every 60 people on earth.
  • Each year, some 250,000 people die from wounds inflicted by an AK-47.
  • In some parts of the world, an AK-47 can be purchased for as little as $10. In most places, one can be bought for $100 – $300, depending upon the level of hostilities in the area. Generally, the more conflict, the higher the price.
  • While more than 20 countries currently produce the AK-47, China is the world’s largest producer of them. Russia no longer makes the weapon — but has large stockpiles. Also china give their type-56 (clone of ak-47) to Pakistani terrorist

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