The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 3. 5. 2011 - Počet stran: 80
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, its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide. 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.

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Recenze od uživatele  - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing

Good study of the AK and its variants. Some neat photos coupled with excellent artwork and text make this a great introductory piece to the AK-47. Přečíst celou recenzi

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Recenze od uživatele  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

With over 75 million units of the AK-47 family produced, it is by far the world's most successful assault rifle. The M16's 8 millions only pale in comparison. For those, like me, for whom The Gun, C ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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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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