Amazing facts about AK 47 Rifle | AK 47 facts that amaze you

By | June 23, 2017

One of the most Dangerous weapons almost everyone knows about this weapon named AK 47. This rifle is so famous and got viral in very less time. Today, we share with you Amazing facts about AK 47 Rifle | AK 47 facts that amaze you

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  • The full name of AK-47 is Automatic Kalashnikov – 47 (47 means, built in 1947). This was named on the name of its founder Mikhail Kalashnikov.


  • During the Second World War, a tank commander, Mikhail Kalashnikov, was admitted to the hospital after being injured in the shoulder, where he heard the injured soldiers complaining of the Soviet Rifles and he decided to change these Soviet rifles. And Mikhail started his career as a weapon designer. From 1942 to 1947, after 5 years of hard work, one thing was created which today we call AK 47.


  • The first AK-47 was built in 1947. And since 1949 it has remained the standard rifle of the Soviet and Russian army.


  • AK-47 is the only rifle in the world that can work in any environment. Mean in water, sand or soil etc. anywhere.


  • AK-47 is the only rifle in the world, children can use easily.


  • Mostly AK-47s are copied in the world in comparison of any other gun. It is made up of only 8 spares and can be assembled in less than a minute.


  • The AK-47 is well-known for its penetration power. Its projectiles can go through walls or even a vehicle’s metal body and hit a target hiding behind them.


  • The AKM version of AK-47 is currently the world’s lightest rifle. Even after full load, the weight of this rifle is only 3.1 kg. It can be made 640 rounds in a minute.


  • A grenade launcher can also be added in modern AK-47.

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  • AK-47 aims to accurately target 300 meters. If the shooter is an expert then it can hit the target even at 800 meters.


  • Russia alone does not supply AK-47 to the world, but 30 other countries also have the license to make it. Such as – India, China, Israel, Egypt, Nigeria etc. Among them, China has the highest AK-47.


  • Saddam Hussein got a gold AK-47 gift Which was seized by American troops after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.


  • Osama bin Laden was seen holding an AK-47 in his video. It is believed that America may have given bin Laden the first AK-47. To fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.


  • 2.5 lakh people are shot every year from AK-47 which is more than the total no. of deaths due to air strikes and rockets till date.


  • The common citizen of any country can not have AK-47. This law is, even more, stronger in India. Sanjay Dutt was also jailed for keeping AK-47.


  • The name AK-47 is included in the Guinness Book of World Records because it is the world’s most used weapon. At present, there are about 100 million ak-47 in the world.


  • Mikhail Kalashnikov never earned money by selling his biggest invention AK-47. He died at the age of 94 in 2013.

So, these are some Amazing facts about AK 47 Rifle | AK 47 facts that amaze you

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