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2015-10-29 Science & Technology
The economics of the AK-47
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Posted by badanov 2015-10-29 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 The main advantage of AK-47 is it's robustness. M16 (in Israel M4 called M16 short) is delicate. You give a Third World peasant M16 and it's broke in a week. Give him AK-47 and he'll pass it to his son. But, you can't open beer bottles with Ak-47.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2015-10-29 03:20||   2015-10-29 03:20|| Front Page Top

#2 ^ made me :)
Posted by Shipman 2015-10-29 07:55||   2015-10-29 07:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Actually the SVT predates the SKS. If WWII had waited another year or 2 the Red army would have had a lot of SVTs and might not have abandoned them for the 'We need a $hitload of rifles NOW so only make Mosins" panic after Barbarossa.
Posted by abu do you love 2015-10-29 11:44||   2015-10-29 11:44|| Front Page Top

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