The development of the legendary automaton began during World War II in 1943. Then the Soviet military leadership decided that the army urgently needed new weapons that could provide effective fire at a distance of about 500 meters. Already in 1949, the Red Army adopted two Kalashnikov assault rifles at once - a classic AK and AK with a folding butt.
The simplicity of the design and phenomenal simplicity provided the Kalashnikov assault rifle with high popularity throughout the world. Starting from the 1953 year to the present, there has not been a single armed conflict in the world where AKs would not have been used.
On the basis of the machine was created a whole line of various modifications.