The AK-47 cover

Description


A detailed, fully illustrated study of the most recognizable assault rifle ever produced.

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47s and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War II, its production continues to this day, with an estimated 75 million produced worldwide.

Supported by photographs and original artwork, this book takes a look at the complete history of the weapon, discussing its design, development, and usage, taking its story from the great armies of the Soviet Union to the insurgents and criminal gangs that often employ the weapon today.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Development
Use
Impact
Conclusion
Further Reading

Product details

Published May 03 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849088350
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated with photographs and artwork.
Series Weapon
Short code WPN 8
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

Illustrator

Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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