AK-47

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India
September 10, 2006 7:12am CST
The AK-47 (Russian: ??????? ??????????? ??????? 1947 ????, Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947) is a gas-operated assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, produced by Russian manufacturer Izhevsk Mechanical Works and used in many Eastern bloc nations during the Cold War. It was adopted and standardized in 1947[2]. Compared with the auto-loading rifles used in World War II, the AK-47 was generally more compact, with a shorter range, a smaller 7.62 × 39 mm cartridge, and was capable of selective fire. It was one of the first true assault rifles and remains the most widely used. The AK-47 and its numerous variants and descendants have been produced in greater numbers than any other assault rifle and are in production to this day.[3] Weight: 4.3 kg Length: 870 mm Barrel length: 415 mm Cartridge: 7.62 × 39 mm Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt Rate of fire: 600 round/min Muzzle velocity: 710 m/s (~2,330 ft/s) Effective range: 300 m Feed system: 30-round detachable box; compatible w/ RPK 40-round box, 75-round drum magazine. Sights: Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights
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