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December 23, 2013

Mikhail Kalashnikov - The inventor of AK-47 Dies

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The inventor of AK-47, the world's most widely used firearm with an estimated 100 million spread worldwide died today. His name is Mikhail Kalashnikov. He is of 94 years old. He is from Russia. The AK-47 was initially called as Avtomat Kalashnikova, that means "the automatic weapon of Kalashnikov". There were teething problems with early prototypes but in the  year 1947 he completed the Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947, the name quickly shortened to AK47. It is the world's most popular firearm, favored by guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of many armies.
An estimated 100 million guns are spread worldwide. Its comparative simplicity made it cheap to manufacture, as well as reliable and easy to maintain. He designed it in his early 20s. He once aspired to design farm equipment. But even though his most famous invention the AK-47 assault rifle sowed havoc instead of crops, he often said he felt personally untroubled by his contribution to bloodshed. Over his career, he was decorated with numerous honors, including the Hero of Socialist Labor and Order of Lenin and Stalin Prize. But because his invention was never patented, he didn't get rich off royalties.

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