The legend of all assault rifles has been manufactured for the first time in 1947 in the Soviet Union. Later it was produced all around the world due to its reliability under harsh conditions and cheap production cost. The gas-operated assault rifle was used by armed forces, irregular forces and insurgencies on every continent.


Weapon type:Assault rifle
Weight:3.47 kg (7.70 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:7.62×39mm
Effective range:400 m (440 yd)
Rate of fire:Cyclic 600 rounds/min
Designer:Mikhail Kalashnikov
Manufacturer:Izhmash, Norinco
Number built:75 million
Action:Gas-operated, rotating bolt
In service:1949-present
Muzzle velocity:715 m/s (2,345 ft/s)