A brief history of the AK-47 and the evolution of it’s variants. From the original AK-47 to the AK X Series.
The AK-47, arguably the most iconic assault rifle, with it's distinctive curve of the Kalashnikov magazine, made its first appearance as far back as World War II. In fact, the 47 in it's name indicates the year of it's invention. The A stands for the Russian avtomat or automatic, and the K represents the last name of the inventor; Lieutenant General Mikhail Kalashnikov (Kalishnikov was only 22 years old when he and his team invented the AK-47). For decades, the AK-47 has played a role in history. Officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the [...]