Russian Defense Minister announced the purchase from abroad, replace AK-47 assault rifle gun family
Russians think, AK-47 and its derivatives perfect fit with the Russian army. The picture shows the AK-74M rifles of the Russian special forces
LONDON January 28 news: According to the U.S. Strategic News reported on January 26, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly – Serdyukov announced procurement from foreign assault rifles and sniper rifles. And this news was announced it caused uproar in Russia, which offended many Russians. Russians believe that, AK-47 and its derivatives perfect fit with the Russian army, and even that AK-47 is a national symbol.
However, Serdyukov has his own point of view. He believes that the professional soldier is more inclined to use more accurate assault rifle, while Russia wants to build a more professional army.
the other hand, AK-47, it is the reason why a lot of irregulars and bandits are favored, mainly because of its strong and stable, easy-maintenance features, and can adapt to different environments; in many poor environment, can still maintain the fire. However, the drawback is that AK-47, shooting the target is not very accurate. As amateurs, often prefer to use the AK-47 automatic shooting, they do not pay attention to the accuracy of the weapon.
1947 launch of the AK-47 is Russia’s pride, it is the first modern assault rifles. But this is not the real situation; fact, there is a very similar weapon that Germany Sturmgewehr 44 (also known as MP43, MP43/1, MP44 and StG44), has been introduced earlier on. AK-47 back in before the assault rifle in July 1943 and put into production until 1945. In the meantime, the Russians have four years to get Sturmgewehr 44 and conduct research. So, Sturmgewehr 44 and AK-47 is not strikingly similar accident.
At the same time, Russia has implemented a five-year plan; plans to spend $ 12 billion for weapons and weapons of Western manufacturing technology research. Deal of concern, including from France to buy four “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship (looks like a small aircraft carrier); the other is to buy Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles, and bought the Italian wheeled armored vehicles. In particular, Russia hopes to get the equipment manufacturing technology. Russian companies have shown that they can quickly absorb Western manufacturing methods, and by the Russian workers to produce the same product. But in law, for military equipment manufacturing, Russia has long opposed this practice. Now, Russia is hoping to better design and manufacturing technology for the production of Russia’s own assault rifles and sniper rifles.
AK47 got the extreme worship of many soldiers, it’s designers are no exception. Kalashnikov has been the world as a world-class Double Tap, the world-class firearms designer. AK-47 assault rifles are automatic rifles (semi-automatic). Compared with World War II rifles, the gun body short, short range, shooting from 300 meters to keep in close combat for a more close combat assault operations. It uses gas operated automatic principle, the airway is located above the barrel, bolt action to promote through the piston, rotary locking bolt. AK-47 caliber 7.62mm, firing 7.62 × 39mm M1943-type intermediate power cartridges, shells arc for the magazine capacity of 30 rounds of ammunition. (Sri Lanka years)