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Why do they call it AK-47?
AK-47, also called Kalashnikov Model 1947, Soviet assault rifle, possibly the most widely used shoulder weapon in the world. The initials AK represent Avtomat Kalashnikova, Russian for “automatic Kalashnikov,” for its designer, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, who designed the accepted version of the weapon in 1947.
Why is AK-47 so famous?
One might think that the AK-47’s wild popularity stems from pinpoint accuracy. The AK-47’s major selling points are its simplicity and its ability to take a beating. The rifle was designed to be easy to use, easy to repair, and reliable.
What does the M16 stand for?
The story is much different for the M16. Eugene Stoner’s original design was called the AR-10 (the “AR” stood for “Armalite Rifle” — Armalite was to manufacture the weapon). It was the Air Force, though, that was the first service to buy the rifle, calling it the M16, which serves American troops today.
Which country uses AK-47?
|Place of origin
|1949–1974 (Soviet Union) 1949–present (other countries)
Is AK better than M16?
The 7.62x39mm cartridge lends the AK-47 more weight and greater penetration when compared to the M16. The 5.56x45mm cartridge gives the M16 better range and accuracy when compared to the AK-47. Its minimal recoil, high velocity, and flat trajectory allow shooters greater precision than the AK-47.
What caliber is M60?
M60 7.62mm Machine Gun. The M60 Machine Gun has been the US Army’s general purpose machine gun since 1950. It fires the standard NATO 7.62 mm round and is used as a general support crew-served weapon. It has a removable barrel which can be easily changed to prevent overheating.