the most influential weapon in military history, the AK-47 – or Automatic Kalashnikov
1947, to you and us – is a limb-shredding killing machine designed to annihilate everything
dubbed the ‘$10 weapon of mass destruction’, it’s been a thorn in
‘s side ever since it was created.
Light, easy to
repair and able to function in any climate, the gun has been responsible for the deaths
of thousands of US soldiers since World War 2, and continues to be a threat, even
today – Iraq and Afghanistan are awash with them.
The fascinating history
explores the weapon’s past, making it very clear that if you ever see a Russian with
big gun, you should run away fast.