If I had to go to a unknown planet, and I was allowed to take one firearm, it would be an AK-47. When Western civilization melts down, I want an AK-47.
— Discovery Channel's top 10 Combat rifles
AK-47, Avtomat Kalashnikov. Favorite weapon of Freedom fighters everywhere.
Shuya Nanahara on the AK-47


The AK-47 is an Russian assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947. Since then, millions of AK-47s and other weapons derived from the AK-47, such as the AKM, AK-74, and RPK, have been produced and used by numerous militaries, paramilitary organization, terrorist groups, criminals, and other armed organizations. Because of its ubiquitousness, the AK is probably the best known assault rifle in the world, having been used in countless armed conflicts since its introduction and appearing in numerous forms of media, including films, TV shows, print media, video games, and even on the national flag of the African country of Mozambique.


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