This is the most popular in the world used by regular armies, guerrillas and criminal assault rifle… The AK-47, better known as the « Kalashnikov » was invented by Russian Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947. This farmer’s son deported to Siberia was not 30 when developed this automatic machine gun. A robust and accurate single inexpensive weapon, lightly. The AK-47 is made for « a soldier who did not graduate, » said its inventor. The Kalashnikov is capable of firing up to 600 rounds / minute with a practical range of 200 meters. Today, some 100 million AK-47 would be outstanding in the world. Kalashnikov has never touched a penny for his invention. Died in December 2013 at the age of 94, he was however one of the most decorated men in Russia.