The AK-47: From Weapon of War to Action Star

If it seems like this assault weapon has been used as a tool of terror for a long time, that’s because it has. You may associate this weapon with countless action films and video games, including Battlefield and Call of Duty. However, the real-life AK-47 was actually invented at the end of World War II. Created by Mikhail Kalashnikov, it It made its formal debut as a staple of the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949, and was designed as a reliable selective fire machine-gun. To this day, it remains the most popular and iconic assault weapon in the world. Join as we take a look back at the history of the AK-47.

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