Samstag, 19. Februar 2011

Something about the AK


During World War II , the Germans first pioneered the assault rifle concept, based upon research that showed that most firefights happen at close range, within approximately 300 meters. The power and range of contemporary rifle cartridges was excessive for most small arms firefights. As a result, armies sought a cartridge and rifle combining submachine gun features (large-capacity magazine, selective-fire) with an intermediate-power cartridge effective to 300 meters. To reduce manufacturing costs, the 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge case was shortened, the result of which was the lighter 7.92x33mm Kurz (kurz=german for "short")
The resultant rifle was the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44). An earlier firearm, the Italian Cei-Rigotti combined similar features but suffered poor reliability and ejection mechanism, as well as inferior magazine capacity. Towards the end of the war, the Germans fielded the StG44 against the Soviets; the experience deeply influenced Soviet military doctrine in the post-war years.

this picture shows the different versions of the Stg.44

The main difference betwen the AK-47 and the Stg.44 is that the they have a different interlocking system.
The system of the AK-47 is much more effective than the system of the Stg.44.

Kalashnikov didn't simply just copy the Stg.44, he only gets inspired by this weapon to make his own, better weapon to protect his Land against every enemy who wants to conquer and destroy his land.

Some datas:
There were built more than 100 million AK-type rifles.


Weight with empty magazine: 4.3kg
Barrel length: 415mm
Cartridge: 7.62x39mm
Rate of fire: 600 rounds per minute
Effetive range:  ~300 meters (full-auto)
                       ~400 meters (semi-auto)

Kommentare:

  1. AK47 is a seriously good weapon. Cheap and so easy available (in certain countries) thanks for sharing!

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  2. One of the best designs of all time.

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  3. very interesting post! learned a lot.

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  4. really the AK is one of the most versatile weapons around. There aren't many countries who don't use it. It has submachine gun variations, light machine gun variations, etc.

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  5. the AK is the hardest weapon (I think) to get in COD... lol

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  6. Cewl... Too bad you named this the AK instead of the stg.44.. I allready know a lot of the AK, but not of the stg.44 =)

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  7. The ak was a concept far ahead of its time, its design is still used to make variant rifles today

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  8. interesting, gives context to my gun of choice in videogames

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  9. I don't care what anyone says the AK 47 is an amazing weapon, I wouldn't mind having one myself

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  10. an interesting read. I always wonder what would have happened if hitler didn't lose it near the end.

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  11. Ak is my favorite !
    nice blog man :D

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  12. The AK is the most well know weapon in the world...nice post

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  13. Ahh the AK! The most famous gun of them all.

    Very interesting read too, read some stuff I knew, learned some more I didn't know about!

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  14. My step-uncle used to own an AK, I got to fire it once. It's a great gun.

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  15. That is one of my favourite weapons :) It's a classic. I fired it once, it was EPIC.

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  16. Damn, I love this weapon. I heard they cost like $15 in some countries.

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  17. nice review, best weapon there is

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