Creator Of AK-47 Assault Rifle Dies!!!
Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47 family of assault rifles, has died aged 94.
Born on November 10th 1919, the son of Siberian peasants, Mikhail was still in his 20s and recovering from his experiences as a decorated soldier in world war two when he designed his simple, sturdy rifle as a competition entry held by the Soviet military in 1946.
Over 100 million would be produced. Although he never profited from his invention, Kalashnikov was lauded as a hero of the USSR and of Russia.
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