In appearance it is very similar to the AK, but in reality unites them only use 7,62h39 cartridge. Even an element Vz 58, as a shop, despite the complete external identity does not fit into the classic Kalashnikov.
History The creation of this machine was very interesting. The project worked three groups of designers. The first is under the direction of Vaclav Holik, the famous Czech gunsmith, the creator of the Zb 26 machine gun, which was actively sold all over the world before the Second World War, and after the Germans seized the Czech production facilities, it became popular among the Wehrmacht.
The second group was led by Josef and Frantisek Koutzky. Then, few people knew the names of the designers, but in 20 years, they have created a well-known pistol CZ 75.
The third group was led by Jiri Cermak. In his 25 years, he already had a solid design experience.