a shoulder fired assult rifle that was made into production an 1947. it fired a 7.62mm*39 round. it is gas operated which means the bolt moves back by using the gas exerted by the bullet. it has a muzzle velocity of 2350 fps. it is virtually indestructable and it was designed my avtomat kalashnikov. there is a newer version of the ak which is called the ak 74
the vietnamese used the ak 47. in the 60s the m16 vns were horrible so the us forces would use it and often get caught in frendly fire.