The successor to the AK-47. It is currently employed by the Russian armed forces. The bullet caliber is 5.45X39mm. The bullet has a higher muzzle velocity than the old 47's 7.62X39mm. The 74 is more accurate than its predecessor, with an effective range of around 540 yards. Mikhail Kalashnikov created this gun at the behest of the Soviet Military in response to the 5.56X54mm round fielded by the M-16. This was done to keep up with the Americans more than anything else, and Mister Kalashnikov himself opposed the new gun. The new bullet is standard military FMJ, but a hollow space in the tip enables the bullet to quickly tumble within two inches of penetration, resulting in horrible wounding. The weapon is as reliable than the
AK-47, substantially more accurate, lighter, and the ammunition doesn't weigh anywhere near as much. As far as cold war assault rifles go, this is about as close to god's own anti-son-of-a-bitch machine that you can get.
I don't own the AK-74 or the AK-47, or any gun for that matter. However, I've conversed with a lot of U.S.A.F. members and have found that the weapon is a brilliant combat arm and a worthy opponent to the AR-10 family.
Most retarded morons say the AK shoots the 7.62 and relate it to the 7.62x51mm NATO, which is used as a sniping round, hunting round and light or heavy machine gun round.more...
The AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova, or "Automatic Kalashnikov") uses the 7.62x39mm Soviet round, first fielded in the Russian light machine gun, the RPD. The purpose of using "intermediate" rounds like the 7.62x39mm, the 5.56x45mm, and the 5.45x39.5mm is to reduce the weight that a soldier carries into battle or to increase the amount of ammunition the soldier can carry. A 7.62x39mm round weighs less than half the weight of the Russian standard power rifle round, the 7.62x54mmR. Thus, by switching to the smaller round, a soldier can carry more ammunition and thus produce more kills. The smaller round also has less recoil and makes less noise and flash when fired from shorter weapons.
The AK-47 was invented by Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, originally, in 1945. Kalashnikov was a Russian tank commander who was wounded in WWII. During his recovery, he studied automatic weapons such as the MP-40, the StGw-44, the PPSh, and basically any automatic weapon he could get his hands on. He submitted his design to the Russian high command in 1945. It underwent several improvements to make it cheaper and faster to produce, and was finally approved in 1947. Full scale mass production started in 1949.
The AK-47 uses a system of operation known as "Rotating bolt, long stroke recoil" system. It is called "long stroke" bec...
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