Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

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  1. fuzzbender

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    i can take you, meet me behind the bicycle sheds after school

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    My only issue is he didn't design it. But he sure built a lot of them.

    Kalashnikov was a genius in manufacturing. I don't think I will tag him as a gun designer genius. But he knew how to take complex designs and simplify them into their most basic and easiest to produce and most reliable form and whip those babies out by the thousands.

    The AKM, which I have hands on experience with, was great weapon. Field strips into 4 pieces. Was a definite improvement over it's predecessor the AK-47. They were revolutionary rifles. From a field usage perspective, I like the AKM better than that thing we bought off Stoner (M-16). But .... the AK was based on the work of gun designer genius Hugo Schmeisser.

    Schmeisser and Gruner are probably the men who revoltionized Soviet small arms and they probably owe allot to Vollmer work in the 20s. Those two were not going to get the credit. Kalashnikov was a project manager and a very good one.

    The US grabbed the rocket scientist the Russians got the great gunsmiths.

    Hugo Schmeisser's Sturmgewehr 44. It means storm (assault) rilfe 44. The father of the AK-47.

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    yep, it's on the list of guns I've had shoved in my face and smelled the oil... smelled the sweat of the operator... looked down the barrel..... wondered what's coming next...

    you sure learn to do/say exactly the right thing at exactly the right time, with exactly the right facial expression.... it wasn't the first time...

    melt the guns...:)
     
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    IBTL +1 !

    I knew the dude personally.

    Not kidding.

    I used to call him AK-47 though.

    Was never even aware he was one of the Karamazov brothers.

    Man he was funny though. Always with the crack-ups.

    Liked his wud-ka too...:rolleyes:
     
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    Any fans of Lord of War?

    Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
     
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    a weapon has a specific purpose, and the Kalashnikov was certainly not designed to make music nor advance travel
     
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    Nothing wrong with napalm, it's the users. Nothing wrong with crack cocaine, it's the users. Nothing wrong with nucular weapons, it's the users. Nothing wrong with kalasnikovs, they're just tools. Sarin is just a screwdriver. If they wanted to kill you they could have used a rock.

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    invent the 'most useless thing' someone will find a use for it

    ... yes, it's all with the users
     
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    today was a bad day
    they will have to bury the inventor of the A-K
     
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    Actually, Alfred Nobel made his fortune by inventing dynamite. Then he he acquired Bofors and converted it from an iron and steel manufacturer into an armaments company.

    Still like him?
     
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    Mikhail Kalashnikov was indeed a Patriot, he built that weapon to save his country.

    Keep in mind people were being slaughtered by the tens of thousands. Real hell on Earth.

    It is not his fault that the weapon was co-opted into what it is today.

    I wish we lived in a world where such devices are not needed...but we don't. It is what it is.


    R.I.P. Sir.
     
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    tank dude - vodka all a around

    На здоровье!
     
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    +1
    The man was a genius at what he did. Give him some credit.
     
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