AK47 Designer Dies – Mikhail Kalashnikov

At least 70 million versions of his famous AK-47 assault rifle have been produced over the last 60 years, accounting for millions of deaths. He insisted his invention helped protect his motherland. “I sleep soundly at night,” he used to tell journalists with a smile. His design was a mix of creative genius and simplicity, similar to Steve Jobs’ creations.



Mikhail Kalashnikov with the gun that bears his name.


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