Originally conceived as a replacement for the Red Army's submachine guns, the AK-47's simplicity, reliability and cheapness made it one of the most widely distributed and most-manufactured rifles ever. This illustrated history examines the design and development of the AK-47, its internal mechanisms, its use in combat and all variants produced since its introduction in 1947. An authoritative text is complemented by detailed full-color cutaway drawings and appendices, providing detailed specifications and comparisons to contemporary guns. In addition, both color and black-and-white photographs depict the AK-47 in use on battlefields from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Southeast Asia.Originally conceived as a replacement for the Red Armya#39;s submachine guns, the AK-47a#39;s simplicity, reliability and cheapness made it one of the most widely distributed and most-manufactured rifles ever.
|Author||:||Roger Ford, Chris McNab|
|Publisher||:||Zenith Imprint - 2001-10-01|