The Kalashnikov assault rifle did not accidentally become the most common weapons in the world. Various AK modifications were made in more than 20 countries.
Perhaps the most famous foreign option is the Chinese 56 TYPE. From Colombia to Vietnam, from Mozambique to Afghanistan, these automata participated in dozens of local conflicts and earned a very mixed reputation.
Today we will talk about how and when these machines appeared, how they differ from the present Soviet AK, and which countries decided to “copy a copy” and began to produce versions of the Chinese machine gun.