The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles

The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles

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by Gordon L. Rottman, Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
     
 

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The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47s and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War II (1939-1945), its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide. It is the

Overview

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47s and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War II (1939-1945), its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide. It is the longest serving post-World War II military weapon and its ease of use, durability and low production costs ensure that its use will continue for generations to come.

This book takes a look at the complete history of the weapon, discussing its design, development, and usage, taking its story from the great armies of the Soviet Union to the insurgents and criminal gangs that often employ the weapon today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849084611
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Weapon Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
459,313
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

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AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
soulwatcher More than 1 year ago
Basically a review of the entire history of the AK family.Mostly well known facts and figures concerning the AK.Overall,a good read, especially for the novice gunner or AK fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U r super wierd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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