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Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov

Gun designer

Mikhail Kalashnikov, USSR Gun designer.

Background

Kalashnikov, Mikhail was born on November 10, 1919 in the village of Kuria, Altai region.

Career

After World War II, the most successful Soviet gun designer (automatics and machine guns). His avtomat Kalashnikova (AK) has become the standard battle equipment of the Soviet army, known throughout the world, due to massive Soviet arms sales to revolutionary governments and groups. Also designed machine guns (PK, PKS) and tank machine guns (PKT).