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Kalashnikov’s “Illegitimate Children”. The most common weapon in the world.

On clones and fakes of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, scattered around the world.

The Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK) can rightly be called the most famous example of small arms on the planet. It is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most common weapon in the world (according to some reports, there are more than 100 million machines). In addition to the Soviet Union and Russia, the AK and its modifications were and continue to be in service with armies and Special Forces of 106 countries.

Originally appeared at TASS; Translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront – read the full article, prototypes by country.

Header: A U.S. Army soldier holds a Kalashnikov rifle, in Baqouba, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003. Many U.S. soldiers are carrying Kalashnikovs they have confiscated from Iraqis. ( AP Photo/Sergei Grits) – TASS