The AK-47 rifle is the most prolific assault rifle in the world and here are five more interesting points on this historic firearm.
The AK-47 rifle is found in every conflict zone around the world. Produced by many countries and in a vast array of varities, they are all instantly recognizable as the favoured weapon of insurgents and terrorists.
Take a look as Military.com gives a quick history and discusses five things you might not know about the AK-47 rifle in this short video.
The AK-47 rifle outnumbers M16 and M4 rifles at a ratio of at least 10 to 1 across the globe and it is the most successful combat rifle ever. Even with the emergence of new technologies to enhance rifles into the future the AK-47 rifle variants look to continue their dominance for decades to come.
There is a reason why most special operations soldier in the U.S. and its allies thoroughly train their men on the AK-47 rifle even though it is not their primary weapon. It is because they know that the AK-47 rifle is so prolific that there is a very high probability at one time or another, the operator will have to pick one up off the battlefield or train foreign soldiers who use this famous weapon.