Skip to comments.Kalashnikov’s 94-year-old creator hospitalized
Posted on 11/18/2013 1:38:26 AM PST by Olog-hai
Russian officials say the 94-year-old designer of the AK-47 assault rifle has been hospitalized.
The health department of the province of Udmurtia said in Mondays statement carried by the Interfax news agency that Mikhail Kalashnikov is in an emergency unit.
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The world has turned around many times since the Cold War days and we now have our former enemy designer as a Life Member of the NRA.
I’ve had this same tagline for several years now.
He’s an odd little cuss. But he designed one heck of a functional weapon. Ugly, inelegant, uncontrollable in full auto ... But you can find one that’s been buried in swamp mud for half a decade and it will still go “bang” when you pull the trigger.
God speed Mr. K.
A lot of Ruskies have Asian features.
Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It’s the world’s most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn’t break, jam, or overheat. It’ll shoot whether it’s covered in mud or filled with sand. It’s so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people’s greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
Old Mikhail’s a member of the NRA?
You learn something new everyday.