Russian military designation for the most prolific assault rifle in the world next to the M-16. AK stands for 'Avtomat Kalashnikov'; Russian for Automatic (rifle), Kalashnikov (Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor). The 47 is for the year it was first designed, 1947.
The Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovannyj Model 1947 (AK47 or AKM47) is the most widespread (although not most produced: That is the M16) weapon in the modern world. It fires the extremely powerful 7.62x39mm SOVIET ammunition at 600 RPM. The standard magazine is a curved, black, machine-grooved curved magazine that contains 30 rounds, although 40 round box, 75 & 100 round drum magazines are also avaliable. It is very famous for it's role in today's videogames. Battlefield Vietnam has it, Battlefield 2 has a newer version of it, America's army has it, Counter-Strike has it, a lot of Rainbow Six's terrorists have it, etc. The AK47 is most likely the second most influential gun of all time, the first being the german StG 44, which looks quite similar and has similar statistics to an AK. The AK47 is so widespread as it is extremely reliable and tough, you can beat people with it and almost completely ignore maintenance and it'll work fine, unlike the M16, which constantly jams and is very hard to clean. It has a fairly fast rate of fire at 600 rounds per minute (RPM) and fires an extremely powerful round with better baslistics than most other rounds. It is cheap and easy to make, unlike the M16 which isn't. The only real drawback is that it's very heavy, at over 4.3 kg for the AK, and 3.14 kg for the AKM.
The AK47 was made by Mikhail Kalashnikov. When Kalashnikov was in hospital from a wound during World War II, he started developing and making plans and designs for small...
Nickname of Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko. His initials are AK and his jersey number is 47, so his nickname is AK47. Maybe the coolest nickname in the NBA.
You see that story about AK47's wife letting him cheat on her once a year?
Russian pron. Avtomat Kalashnikova, obretza 1947 goda.
English: Automatic Kalashnikov, model (of) 1947 (year).
1. Gas-operated, piston-driven, rotating-bolt, air-cooled, select-fire rifle, fed by means of a detatchable 30-round box magazine designed by Sergeant Mikail Kalashnikov circa 1945-46. Submitted to the Soviet Army Ordnance Board for trial in 1947 and introduced to the Soviet Army in 1949. Very few actual AK-47 rifles still exist; most Kalashnikovs are the AKM (Russian pron. Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovannyj obretza 1959 goda. English: Automatic Kalashnikov, Modernised, model of 1959);
2. Popular usage: any Kalashnikov rifle or LMG.
"The AK-47 is the most widely proliferated assault rifle in the world, with an estimated 90 million units having been made since 1949."
Developed in the late 1940's by the soviets with design inspiration from the German MP44,the AK47 Kalashnikov is the world's most common military arm.Chambered for the 7.62x39mm round,it fires from a closed bolt,is gas operated,select fire,and is fed via a 30 round detachable box magazine,as well as drums of various capacity.Although not notably accurate at longer distances,the AK47 is extremely dependable and easily maintained.
The AK47 is so easy to disassemble and maintain,that any idiot can be trained to use one.
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.
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...
While not the first assualt rifle, arguably the best. Unlike the M-16, which requires constant cleaning, the AK-47 has few moving parts that do not get fouled easily.
The AK-47 was not entirely a Russian design