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Mikhail Kalashnikov, father of the AK-47, turns 90

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  1. Ndahani

    Ndahani JF-Expert Member

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    This guy's gift to the world is still sounding perfect...especially in conflict zones around

    MOSCOW - Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, turned 90 Tuesday.
    Then-Soviet soldier Kalashnikov was inspired to design the weapon after being wounded in 1941 during WWII. While his first attempts were deemed unsuccessful, he was given a position in weapons development, and by 1947 he had perfected his masterpiece.
    Since then, the AK-47 has become the most widespread and famous assault rifle in history. Used by some 50 armies around the world, as well as countless urban guerrilla movements, it is also featured on the flag of Mozambique.
    However, despite estimated sales of 100 million, Kalashnikov, who lives in the Western Urals city of Izhevsk, claims not to have profited from the AK-47 and to receive only a state pension.
    “Without doubt, Mikhail Kalashnikov is the world patriarch of small arms weapons,” the deputy director of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.
    “His contribution to the advancement on the foreign arms market of Russian small arms is priceless…His name is as famous as that of Yury Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut” Igor Sevastyanov told RIA Novosti.
    The official also said that Russia had signed a contract with an unnamed North African state for 500,000 AK-103-2s, a newly modified version of the AK-47 capable of firing three-round bursts.
    However, despite his world fame, or notoriety, Kalashnikov takes no pleasure in the destructive power he unleashed all those years ago.
    “I’m proud of my invention, but I’m sad that it is used by terrorists,” he said on a visit to Germany in 2002.
    “I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work - for example a lawnmower.”
    –RIA Novosti
     
  2. The Boss

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    OK.
     
  3. Lole Gwakisa

    Lole Gwakisa JF-Expert Member

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    This is one hell of a sub muchine gun.
    In our days in the National Service we used to call it SMG(Sub Machine Gun)
    Its advantages:
    -Its light
    -easy to use
    -fires at a steady rate
    -operates in very nasty conditions

    Compare it to the G3 -the standard NATO rifle , the G3 is heavy and clumsy.

    Dont forget Mikhail Kalashnikov said " the AK 47 is to be used by ordinary soldiers who are not University graduates, when it comes to life saving, simplicity to operate the gun will save many lives"
    And it did,
    Today, the AK-47 is a weapon of choice for any low tech military outfit witha fire power that is economical and just as destructive.
    Two nations Mozambique and Zimbabwe, have the AK-47 in their national flags.
     
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    Kituko JF-Expert Member

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    hiyo mashine sio mchezo, vita vyote vinavyopiganwa Africa hiyo ndio silaha kubwa inayotumika maana hata Askari mtoto anaweza kuibeba
    service yake ni raisi na pia ni all weather.
     
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    Bongolander JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu i personally met this guy in Amsterdam, huwezi kuamini anavyosikitika akiwaona waafrika. Anajua jinsi uvumbuzi wake ulivyotufanya.
     
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    Kekuye Senior Member

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    Nimeelewa maana ya 47 ni mwaka ambao Mikhail Kalashnikov alifanikiwa kutengeneza mashine bora zaidi baada ya kuivumbua. Na AK maana yake au kirefu chake ni nini?
     
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    Fredwash JF-Expert Member

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    AK i suppose ni Full name yake ama sivyo waungwana... the rifle has just named after him..hope i am right...
     
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    Sikonge JF-Expert Member

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    Naikumbuka hii silaha nikiwa JKT Msange. Ilikuwa tunachukua stoo na tukipata break basi tunashindana kufungua na kuifunga. Nakumbuka kufunga na kufungua ilikuwa inachukua chini ya dakikia moja.

    Alpha Blondy na yeye hadi aliitungia wimbo hii silaha na kuuita Kalashnikov. Kiliniuwa zaidi nilipokutana na hii T-shirt hapa chini.

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    Cha kusikitisha ni yale maneno ya mwisho "To be continued........."

    Ukweli unauma ila habari ndiyo hiyo.
     
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    Sikonge JF-Expert Member

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    The designation AK-47 stands for Автомат Калашникова 47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova 47) - Kalashnikov automatic rifle, model of 1947.

    Ila hili dude linatisha: Hii ni AK-74

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  10. Mama Mdogo

    Mama Mdogo JF-Expert Member

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    Mvumbuzi anaitwa: [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Kalashnikov"]Mikhail Kalashnikov[/ame].

    Kirefu cha AK ni: Avtomat Kalashnikova, hii ni katika lugha ya Kirusi maana yake: Kalashnikov automatic.

    Picha ya hutu mzee hii hapa kwa hisani ya http://kalashnikov.guns.ru/photos/11.jpg
























     

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  11. Lole Gwakisa

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    AK-47 maana yake ni Avtomat Kalashnikov(automatic Kalashnikov).
    Jamaa Mikhail Kalashnikov alianza kuivumbua mwaka 1944, as the post above, lakini ni mpaka 1947 ndio akaipatia na kuwa a standard assault rifle.
    Hata hivyo ni mpaka mwaka 1949 do jeshi la Urusi likaifanya bunduki hii kuwa the standard army rifle.

    Mashine hii ni gas operated, siyo mechanical, na risasi yake ni 7.62mm na ni selective firing maana unaweza kuweka burst,yaanai kumwaga risasi kwa kasi ya risasi 10/sekunde au risasi 600/dakika.
    Au unaweza kupiga kwa risasi moja moja kama ordinary rifle.
    Mtindo huu uliwazuga sana wajerumani 1945, maana unaweza fikiri unaisogelea bunduki ya kizamani lakini ukikaribia unapata mvua ya risasi.
    Mtu yeyote aliye katika radius ya mita 400 ana matatizo na bunduki hii!
    Uzito wake ni kilo 4.5 tu.
     
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    Kekuye Senior Member

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    Shukran mkuu kwa kunitoa tongotongo!
     
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