The AK-47 is a piston-operated assault rifle used in most Eastern bloc countries during the Cold War.
Adopted and standardized in 1947, it was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov and originally produced by Russian manufacturer Izhevsk Mechanical Works. Compared with most auto-loading rifles of World War II, the AK-47 is compact, of comparative range, moderate power, and capable of selective fire. It was one of the first true assault rifles and, due to its durability and ease of use, remains the most widely used assault rifle. More AK-type rifles have been produced than of any other assault rifle type. #AK47 #AKM #AKS #assault_rifle #avttomat #gun #Kalashnikov #rifle