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US media called the main advantage of AK-47 over M16

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The National Interest magazine compared the AK-47 and the M16 automatic rifle, pointing out the main advantage of the Russian weapons - reliability.




The popularity and prevalence of AK-47 is explained by its reliability. "The weapon does not fail even in the most difficult conditions and with heavy pollution," - leads the material Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

This advantage, by the way, was appreciated by the US military personnel who fought in Vietnam.

“Reliability made the AK-47 a formidable opponent and a valuable acquisition for the US military in Vietnam, when M16 jammed them from shooting in local conditions,” writes the magazine.

The article notes that the AK-47 design itself "initially protects it better from contamination, which can lead to a failure when shooting."

According to the author, this is due to significant differences in the principle of operation of automation and gas exhaust systems AK-47 and М16.
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  1. The_lancet
    The_lancet 8 December 2017 12: 54 New
    +9
    The National Interest compared AK-47 assault rifle and M16 automatic rifle

    They probably have nothing to do except releasing second-rate articles. This topic has been discussed 1000 times laughing
    AK-47 and M-16 have not been used for a long time
    M16A4
    HK416 (M27)
    SCAR L / H
    Fans of Russian weapons should compare with this.
    Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)
    1. Shura Perm
      Shura Perm 8 December 2017 12: 56 New
      +8
      Yes ... and their shooting rifle is only good
    2. Jedi
      Jedi 8 December 2017 12: 58 New
      45
      Quote: The_Lancet
      AK-47 and M-16 have not been used for a long time

      Have you tried to write fairy tales?
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 8 December 2017 13: 09 New
        13
        even more. the Pentagon intends to tamper with our machine guns, considering them better, cheaper, more reliable. and the question of copyright, the Pentagon resolved out of favor: let the developers / counterfeiters themselves go to the brand owners, or buy a license, or get it illegally. by and large, this news was accepted with a bang by Yankee readers. Maxim, hello!
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 8 December 2017 13: 18 New
          14
          Hi Garik! hi The United States only verbally respects the law, but in reality they are no different from the prayers of myobul. And some people like to fart in a puddle and watch the bubbles go. wink
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 8 December 2017 13: 20 New
            +6
            Yes, Max, you're right. they themselves acknowledge that the conquerors, that is, moraders, murderers, ravens.
      2. CAT BAIYUN
        CAT BAIYUN 8 December 2017 18: 01 New
        12
        Hi, Max. hi
        Have you tried to write fairy tales?

        Apparently, he did try it. Not fused, to see with the plot. Most likely, instead of “Kolobok”, some kind of horror stories about “Russian Bulk” are obtained. At the end of the tale, apparently, Mr. Rushn Bulka leads the protest movement among bakery products in the oil-wooded forest state oppressed by the Russian beast. laughing
        But such tales
        (and this is natural)
        even in America are not popular. Therefore, this author writes in VO. Fortunately, here the people are adequate and, according to the old Russian tradition, do not kick poor legs laughing
      3. Dart
        Dart 10 December 2017 10: 09 New
        +1
        Yes, you don’t need to talk to this at all .... uh ... a rubber product.
    3. newcomer
      newcomer 8 December 2017 12: 59 New
      +9
      yeah, there were still arguments that “AK is not afraid of dirt, because it is the weapon of the peasants. M16 is imprisoned for accurate shooting, a weapon for the conquerors. “True, the readers of the magazine threw the magazine itself with caustic ridicule, after such perls.
      1. The_lancet
        The_lancet 8 December 2017 18: 34 New
        +1
        This rifle has no pollution problems. AK owners are like religious fanatics. laughing They can not be persuaded


        AK is the biggest myth ever
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 8 December 2017 22: 20 New
          +8
          Cruelly p and n d about with and flatters. I understand that AK for Americanos is stupid, for it is death. Because I do not blame.
          There are Conchita Sausage fans, why not be an AR-15 fan? Religious clowning is not to convince. Let them out. Let them have fun while there is an opportunity.
        2. Olegovi4
          Olegovi4 9 December 2017 20: 07 New
          0
          Quote: The_Lancet
          AK is the biggest myth ever

          tell it to the veterans of the Vietnam, Afghan and Iraqi wars, the storyteller is mattress
        3. The comment was deleted.
        4. gromoboj
          gromoboj 10 December 2017 06: 52 New
          0
          Really no. Wedges a bit, but no =)
    4. Same lech
      Same lech 8 December 2017 13: 04 New
      11
      For fun, they experienced it so ... mocked.

      1. The_lancet
        The_lancet 8 December 2017 18: 47 New
        0
        For fun, they experienced it so ... mocked.

        Watch the videos that I posted above and below.
        There are also tests with dirt.
        1. Victor Dubovitsky
          Victor Dubovitsky 8 December 2017 19: 56 New
          +7
          Quote: The_Lancet
          For fun, they experienced it so ... mocked.

          Watch the videos that I posted above and below.
          There are also tests with dirt.

          Remove the covers and push inside.
          1. The_lancet
            The_lancet 8 December 2017 19: 58 New
            0
            Remove the covers and push inside.

            Why? I don’t want laughing
            In a normal situation, nothing can get there.
            This is not a AK with a huge gap

            1. Victor Dubovitsky
              Victor Dubovitsky 9 December 2017 01: 06 New
              +3
              Quote: The_Lancet
              Remove the covers and push inside.

              Why? I don’t want laughing
              In a normal situation, nothing can get there.
              This is not a AK with a huge gap


              And your cats do not go through the swamp? They, apparently, asphalt and stuff .... It’s good to putty holes, gaskets from a bag of popcorn inside and sprinkle with sand. For show-offs. It is clear that both tests are only for the nerves of suckers, but if they are equal, then .... Under technical conditions, such tests are not done, there are different ones. But if poyuzat nerves, then on an equal footing. Not for nothing, such tests are called COMPARATIVE.
              1. Olegovi4
                Olegovi4 9 December 2017 20: 10 New
                0
                Quote: Victor Dubovitsky
                It’s clear that both tests are only for the nerves of suckers,

                a real test is possible only by battle and war. and what’s shown in the videos is just a perversion. the battle showed the reliability of our weapons, which were often used by mattresses as trophies. but the reaction of "local" mattresses is not entirely clear)))
        2. Pereira
          Pereira 8 December 2017 22: 26 New
          +6
          Thanks, neighing. I love p and iddos propaganda. She is so funny.
    5. Monos
      Monos 8 December 2017 13: 04 New
      17
      Quote: The_Lancet
      AK-47 and M-16 have not been used for a long time

      Americans call AK-47 ANY Kalashnikov assault rifle. And AKM, and AK-74, and the "hundredth" series for them are just modifications to the AK-47.
    6. cariperpaint
      cariperpaint 8 December 2017 13: 07 New
      +6
      oh well?))) I’m all watching what it is that American soldiers in Iraq often run with Kalash. because of masochism go?)))
    7. svp67
      svp67 8 December 2017 13: 13 New
      10
      Quote: The_Lancet
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of A

      Yes, what are you saying? Well, well .. I wish you to find yourself with UNRELIABLE weapons in your hands in difficult times of battle ...
    8. Vend
      Vend 8 December 2017 13: 16 New
      +5
      AK-47 will forever remain inseparable from the USSR. They will remember the machine gun, they will remember the country.
      1. svp67
        svp67 8 December 2017 13: 32 New
        +4
        Quote: Wend
        AK-47 will forever remain inseparable from the USSR. They will remember the machine gun, they will remember the country.

        God grant ...
    9. Pancir026
      Pancir026 8 December 2017 13: 41 New
      +8
      Quote: The_Lancet
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK

      Oh .... well, what are you predictable ... your weapon. American-existing ... junk.

      No wonder your military insist on direct copying of the PKM and NSVS (NSVT), as weapons are an order of magnitude superior to all your farts ...
      In the US, they expressed a desire to produce analogues of Russian weapons
      The US Special Operations Command intends to order an American automatic rifle, an SVD sniper rifle, Russian medium and large caliber machine guns, and 14,5 mm caliber aircraft from American manufacturers.

      According to the spokesman for the Command, Matt Allen, the Pentagon has already begun to study the list of American firms producing such Russian weapons.

      "The production of such weapons by American companies will not only be a good use of budgetary funds, but also positively affect foreign partners who are more familiar with such weapons," Allen said. He noted that the American analogues of Russian weapons will be used by the US military and US allies in NATO.

      The Pentagon believes that the initiative of the US Special Operations Command will allow the US government to better control the production and distribution of such weapons.
      https://www.politforums.net/rmo/1465640496.html
      1. Fkjydjckfrgh
        Fkjydjckfrgh 8 December 2017 14: 25 New
        +2
        Quote: Pancir026
        Quote: The_Lancet
        Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK

        Oh .... well, what are you predictable ... your weapon. American-existing ... junk.

        No wonder your military insist on direct copying of the PKM and NSVS (NSVT), as weapons are an order of magnitude superior to all your farts ...
        In the US, they expressed a desire to produce analogues of Russian weapons
        The US Special Operations Command intends to order an American automatic rifle, an SVD sniper rifle, Russian medium and large caliber machine guns, and 14,5 mm caliber aircraft from American manufacturers.

        According to the spokesman for the Command, Matt Allen, the Pentagon has already begun to study the list of American firms producing such Russian weapons.

        "The production of such weapons by American companies will not only be a good use of budgetary funds, but also positively affect foreign partners who are more familiar with such weapons," Allen said. He noted that the American analogues of Russian weapons will be used by the US military and US allies in NATO.

        The Pentagon believes that the initiative of the US Special Operations Command will allow the US government to better control the production and distribution of such weapons.
        https://www.politforums.net/rmo/1465640496.html

        It is urgent that American firms producing copies of Soviet weapons be declared agents of the Kremlin, let them all get "cancer" there ..
    10. papas-57
      papas-57 8 December 2017 14: 03 New
      +4
      `` Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK. '' May God grant you to be with an American somewhere in the jungle or in the desert during the battle.
    11. arane
      arane 8 December 2017 14: 29 New
      +3
      Quote: The_Lancet
      The National Interest compared AK-47 assault rifle and M16 automatic rifle

      They probably have nothing to do except releasing second-rate articles. This topic has been discussed 1000 times laughing
      AK-47 and M-16 have not been used for a long time
      M16A4
      HK416 (M27)
      SCAR L / H
      Fans of Russian weapons should compare with this.
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)

      laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing
      Yes, a flag in your hands and a drum on your neck.
      AK-47 is not used of course. Only in museums ...... yeah!
    12. Piramidon
      Piramidon 8 December 2017 15: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: The_Lancet
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)

      And why did you, Pindocs, throw off your vaunted M-16s and take trophy AKs in Vietnam, hoping for trophy cartridges?
      1. The_lancet
        The_lancet 8 December 2017 18: 37 New
        +1
        Resistance to pollution - evidence:

        AK is the biggest myth ever. Only fanatical owners believe in it.

        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 8 December 2017 19: 26 New
          +6
          Quote: The_Lancet
          AK is the biggest myth ever. Only fanatical owners believe in it.

          At the expense of your Pindo-troops in Vietnam, you didn’t object to me like that. And why did you decide to reproduce a clone of our machine gun if they are so bad? Answer, xoxlik under the mattress flag. Or just Emerika ponad u! !!!?
          1. The_lancet
            The_lancet 8 December 2017 19: 45 New
            0
            a clone of our machine gun reproduce

            I'm not talking about machine guns. The news is not about that. Here only you want to jump on a different topic.
            US soldiers did not and do not take the "captured" AK 47 for their use.
            These are Russian myths again
            US soldiers with a Soviet submachine gun in their hands in the staged photos is also a myth wink
            1. Piramidon
              Piramidon 9 December 2017 07: 38 New
              +2
              Quote: The_Lancet
              US soldiers did not and do not take the "captured" AK 47 for their use.
              These are Russian myths again

              And this excuses type - "vfsёvёret"
    13. CAT BAIYUN
      CAT BAIYUN 8 December 2017 15: 37 New
      +7
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)

      Rave?
      HK416 (M27) and SCAR L / H are just a constructive continuation of the AR branch with all the "sores". they treated something, something didn’t ... Yes, and with the cartridge, in my opinion, it was as it was .. But you’re more “aware” of the palatomatrasii ...
    14. Dimachrus
      Dimachrus 8 December 2017 22: 08 New
      +1
      When introducing the M16 into the troops in Vietnam, rumors intensely circulated (it seems like even in reports on combat use) that a new super modern American rifle tears off a shot of a limb and a head)))) I think, looking at everything else that is “exceptional”, that new super small arms when they are adopted gives rise to new tales and rumors in exactly the same way as then ;-)
    15. Scoun
      Scoun 8 December 2017 22: 42 New
      +2
      Quote: The_Lancet
      The National Interest compared AK-47 assault rifle and M16 automatic rifle

      They probably have nothing to do except releasing second-rate articles. This topic has been discussed 1000 times laughing
      AK-47 and M-16 have not been used for a long time
      M16A4
      HK416 (M27)
      SCAR L / H
      Fans of Russian weapons should compare with this.
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)

      Damn .... and ... for a long time already. Gun lovers know what to do.


    16. Vanek
      Vanek 9 December 2017 05: 44 New
      +4
      Quote: The_Lancet
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)




      American? Are you weak?
      1. region58
        region58 10 December 2017 04: 50 New
        +1
        They say African poachers have been taken away. It was completely used for its intended purpose.


        Well, here is such a tuning. They also speak from those parts. smile
    17. Stiletto_711
      Stiletto_711 9 December 2017 13: 41 New
      0
      Quote: The_Lancet
      Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)

      MTBF in difficult conditions M16A4, HK416 (M27), SCAR L / H, to the studio please. Otherwise, you are a starball negative
    18. gerkost2012
      gerkost2012 9 December 2017 21: 35 New
      0
      Where did you get this from? Our military in DLNR, AK-47 is highly respected for its lethal force. There were quite a few of them in the warehouses of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Security Service of Ukraine in Lugansk and Donetsk, and in the hands of our "miners and tractor drivers" in 2014, the Ak-47 performed very well.
  2. Sergey53
    Sergey53 8 December 2017 12: 57 New
    +8
    But you not only fake grenade launchers, but also arrange forgery of both machine guns and machine guns. But what about intellectual property? Which you hesitated already all?
  3. arane
    arane 8 December 2017 13: 13 New
    +6
    I learned so much new from this article .... I got rich, so to speak .....
  4. Dart weyder
    Dart weyder 8 December 2017 13: 14 New
    +6
    The Eternal Hollywood))) again the drawing in the title illustration of the Sturmgever
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 8 December 2017 13: 17 New
      +4
      The Eternal Hollywood))) again the drawing in the title illustration of the Sturmgever

      The National Interest Magazine
      smile Kalashnikov for them, like an enema in the ass ... does not sleep peacefully.
  5. svp67
    svp67 8 December 2017 13: 16 New
    +7
    US media called the main advantage of AK-47 over M16
    And again, in confirmation of laying out the "explosion-scheme" "Sturmgever-44." Apparently hinting about his kinship not only with the AK, but also with the M-16 ...
    1. 32363
      32363 8 December 2017 13: 32 New
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      US media called the main advantage of AK-47 over M16
      And again, in confirmation of laying out the "explosion-scheme" "Sturmgever-44." Apparently hinting about his kinship not only with the AK, but also with the M-16 ...

      and what to hint if M. Kalashnikov himself spoke about this.
      1. svp67
        svp67 8 December 2017 13: 51 New
        +2
        Quote: 32363
        and what to hint if M. Kalashnikov himself spoke about this.

        So, it’s only that they wrote about him, in this aspect, as I forget, from where the M-16 appeared ...
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 8 December 2017 15: 20 New
        +4
        Quote: 32363
        and what to hint if M. Kalashnikov himself spoke about this.

        When, to whom and where? Or according to the principle - "I farted, and you sniff"?
        1. SOF
          SOF 8 December 2017 16: 17 New
          0
          Quote: Piramidon
          to whom and where? Or according to the principle - "I farted, and you sniff"?

          ... I believe that the gentleman meant that Mikhail Timofeyevich, somewhere he mentioned that AK is a relative of the assault gun in the line of automatic weapons .....
          In the sense that they are both not pistols, not rifles, not self-chargers and not machine guns, namely machine guns.
      3. Roma
        Roma 1977 8 December 2017 15: 23 New
        +1
        What was Kalashnikov talking about? The fact that the AK is similar to the Stg-44 only from a distance of 200 meters and while being in the case?
    2. KP8789
      KP8789 8 December 2017 13: 48 New
      +6
      In the primary sources there is no this photo collage. Another anonymous article on the VO, posted in order to unleash another srach on the subject of AK & M-16, and at the same time on the Sturmgever-44. It’s interesting what the moderators do, they don’t "catch mice" at all. It would be nice to know the name of the provocateur who posted this article with a provocative photo collage on VO.
  6. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 8 December 2017 13: 32 New
    +5
    He worked at the school for a year as a teacher of life safety. With what pleasure I dismantled and assembled MMG Kalashnikov .... Song .... A girl from the 8th grade did disassembly / assembly in 13 seconds ...
  7. 32363
    32363 8 December 2017 13: 34 New
    +1
    and this is in the piggy bank to those who claim that there is no AK47 designation.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 8 December 2017 17: 11 New
      +5
      "Manual on small business. 7,62 mm Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK)." - 2nd edition, rev. and add. - M.: Military Publishing, 1958. - 160 p.
      To the piggy bank for those who are not friends with the materiel laughing drinks
    2. Sedoy
      Sedoy 9 December 2017 14: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: 32363
      that there is no designation AK47


      eats, but no ...
      it was conditional - invented for testing with other machines ...
      and printed a "quick guide" for the government commission ...
      after AK47 was still AK48
      moreover, the cartridge for AK47 was different and only with the AK48 version became 7.62 * 39
      but the version with the AK49 sample has already gone into the series
      and the machine was simply called AK

      "quick guide" for the government commission


      standard


      test samples:
  8. Steve57
    Steve57 8 December 2017 13: 35 New
    +4
    The article does not carry any news, a headline as in the yellow press.
  9. Eurodav
    Eurodav 8 December 2017 13: 38 New
    +4
    Quote: The_Lancet
    The National Interest compared AK-47 assault rifle and M16 automatic rifle

    They probably have nothing to do except releasing second-rate articles. This topic has been discussed 1000 times laughing
    AK-47 and M-16 have not been used for a long time
    M16A4
    HK416 (M27)
    SCAR L / H
    Fans of Russian weapons should compare with this.
    Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)

    Well, about reliability, then you do not chat! Over the flag your resentment?
  10. Strashila
    Strashila 8 December 2017 14: 01 New
    +1
    "M16 jammed from local shooting" ... if you read the reviews on this rifle over the past decade ... it wedges anywhere in the world as soon as they begin to shoot intensively from it.
  11. Warrior-80
    Warrior-80 8 December 2017 14: 30 New
    +4
    Damn I can’t calmly look at this monument, I have to shit this warrior from AK-47
    1. Victor Dubovitsky
      Victor Dubovitsky 8 December 2017 20: 01 New
      0
      Quote: Warrior-80
      Damn I can’t calmly look at this monument, I have to shit this warrior from AK-47

      What is not satisfied?
      1. Alf
        Alf 8 December 2017 22: 01 New
        +2
        Quote: Victor Dubovitsky
        Quote: Warrior-80
        Damn I can’t calmly look at this monument, I have to shit this warrior from AK-47

        What is not satisfied?

        The fact that the Stormgever-44 monument.
        1. Victor Dubovitsky
          Victor Dubovitsky 9 December 2017 01: 14 New
          0
          Quote: Alf
          Quote: Victor Dubovitsky
          Quote: Warrior-80
          Damn I can’t calmly look at this monument, I have to shit this warrior from AK-47

          What is not satisfied?

          The fact that the Stormgever-44 monument.

          And the face does not bother? The artist has the right not to give exactly what is sculpted in photographic accuracy. This is his unconditional right. It would be strange to get the serial number on the machine.
          On the Mamayev Kurgan, a woman with a sword does not scare? So, brother, you and I climbed into a strange monastery with our charters.
  12. bunta
    bunta 8 December 2017 16: 39 New
    +1
    Feet grow here from this articles:

    Nothing really new. They say that an American farmer is used to hitting a squirrel in the eye, and a Russian peasant digs his whole life in the mud, hence the difference in cultures. That is why American designers still cannot create weapons comparable in reliability to AKs.
  13. Alex20042004
    Alex20042004 8 December 2017 18: 17 New
    0
    Quote: The_Lancet
    The National Interest compared AK-47 assault rifle and M16 automatic rifle

    They probably have nothing to do except releasing second-rate articles. This topic has been discussed 1000 times laughing
    AK-47 and M-16 have not been used for a long time
    M16A4
    HK416 (M27)
    SCAR L / H
    Fans of Russian weapons should compare with this.
    Reliability and all other factors are not in favor of AK (and this is natural)


    Son, what do you know about a specific model of the AK-47 assault rifle?
    I believe that nothing.
  14. alatanas
    alatanas 8 December 2017 20: 52 New
    0
    In the picture - Schturmgewer - 44, similar to the AK-47 only from a distance and that works on the principle of gas exhaust. Otherwise, the simpler the weapon for production (and operation), the more reliable and cheaper it is in battle.
    Naturally, the AK-47 is much cheaper than the M-16, it consists of an order of magnitude fewer parts and is very convenient for maintenance (it does not rely on special tools to support in a bad state).
    Therefore, more AK-47 units are wound around the world than M-16.
    1. Victor Dubovitsky
      Victor Dubovitsky 9 December 2017 15: 25 New
      0
      Quote: alatanas
      Therefore, more AK-47 units are wound around the world than M-16.

      And this is despite the fact that the States raped all of NATU on the acquisition of their weapons, but no one else.