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Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov: Historic Profile

If someone asked you to name the deadliest weapon of the 20th century, you, like many others, would probably mention the nuclear bomb. After all, it reportedly killed up to 200,000 people. Dedonating when the United States dropped one of these on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Essentially bringing an end […]

History Of The AK-47

 A History Of The AK-47 Rifle American soldiers first came up against the AK-47 in the jungles of Vietnam during the early 1960’s.  Before that, the earliest reference to this Soviet-designed weapon came from a 1953 CIA resource. A rough drawing suggested this new gun was a derivative of the PPSh – the Russian standard […]