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The AK-47 is a selective-fire,
7.62x39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail
Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova. It is also
known as a Kalashnikov, an "AK", or, in Russian slang, Kalash.
Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945).
After the war in 1946, the AK-46 was presented for official military
trials. In 1947 the fixed-stock version was introduced into service
with select units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the
design was the AKS-47 (S—Skladnoy or "folding"), which was equipped
with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. In 1949, the AK-47 was
officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority
of the member states of the Warsaw Pact.
The original AK-47 was one of the first true assault rifles. Even after
six decades the model and its variants remain the most widely used and
popular assault rifles in the world because of its durability, low
production cost, and ease of use. It has been manufactured in many
countries and has seen service with regular armed forces as well as
irregular, revolutionary and terrorist organizations worldwide. The
AK-47 was the basis for developing many other types of individual and
crew-served firearms. More AK-type rifles have been produced than all
other assault rifles combined.
Firing the 7.62x39mm cartridge, the AK-47 produces significant wounding
effects when the projectile tumbles and fragments in tissue; but it
produces relatively minor wounds when the projectile exits the body
before beginning to yaw