Hence proved, Soviet Union is ahead of United states of America in one more thing. After being number 1 in space missions, Soviet Union also completed the prototype of the AK47, one of the first assault rifles, much before America. It took the US ten years before it developed an assault rifle that matched the effectiveness of the AK-47. It was first put into use on this day in 1947 (hence the marking 47).
The rifle was designed by Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, back when he was only 27 years old. Interestingly, Kalashnikov is also a poet who published six books.
AK-47 was introduced into selective Soviet army units as early as 1948. In 1949, it became the official gun of the Soviet military and its allies.
It is estimated that there are around 100 million AK-47 rifles in circulation around the world today. Known today as a weapon of terrorists, they are actually appreciated for their simplicity and reliability.
एक मिनट में 100 rounds fire करने वाली assault rifle AK-47, 1947 में आज ही के दिन बन कर तैयार हुई थी। AK-47 यानी Automatic Kalashnikov का नाम इसे बनाने वाले सोवियत संघ के मिलिट्री इंजीनियर Mikhail Kalashnikov के नाम पर रखा गया था। AK-47 का प्रयोग ना सिर्फ दुनिया की कई सेनाएं करतीं हैं बल्कि कई आतंकी संगठन भी इस assault rifle का ग़लत इस्तेमाल करते हैं। आपको जानकर हैरानी होगी कि इस राइफल को बनाने वाले Mikhail Kalashnikov हमेशा से एक कवि बनना चाहते थे। और उन्होंने 6 किताबें भी लिखी थीं। लेकिन कविताएं लिखते लिखते उन्होंने AK-47 की रचना कर दी।