The AK-47

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War, Technology Documentary hosted by Thom Pinto published by History Channel broadcasted as part of the HC Tales of the Gun Series in 1998 - English narration

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Its full name is the Avtomat Kalashnikova, 1947. It means the automatic weapon developed by the famed Kalashnikov gun works in 1947, at the dawn of the Cold War. The world knows it by its initials the AK-47.

TALES OF THE GUN tells the explosive story of the instantly-recognizable and internationally respected firearm with the distinctive curved magazine. From Southeast Asia to the Middle East and Central America, the AK-47 came to symbolize armed struggle and national liberation, or, seen from the other side, insurrection and political violence. In a rare interview, inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov tells what it was like to work within the secret world of the Soviet military during the Cold War. And see footage of the AK-47 in action in conflicts around the world and through the decades.

Simple to use and deadly efficient, the AK-47 is one of the most influential guns of the 20th century.

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