This lightweight belt-fed machine gun has a caliber up to 5.56 mm. It was developed by the German company Heckler and Koch in the 1990’s but was first seen by the public in 2001. It was adopted in 2005 by the German army as the standard support weapon at the platoon level.
It was designed to be light, with an empty weight of 18.85 pounds, and the butt is hinged to collapse alongside the weapon to make it more compact or can be removed. It was also designed to be safe to the user, function well in adverse conditions, and use a wide range of ammunition from different manufacturers without adjusting the gas system. This gun is reliable and lethal with a range of 3,280 feet and is nicknamed “Perfect Killer”.
This Russian assault rifle was developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, a tank commander who was wounded in World War II and overheard soldiers complaining about Russian Soviet rifles. He set out to change that. The first Kalashnikov rifle was manufactured in 1947 and has been the standard issue assault rifle of the Russian army since 1949.
These rifles are known as Kalashnikovs, AKs, or in Russian slang “Kalash”. This is one of the most powerful guns in the world and one of the most commonly used. Its popularity is due to its power, durability, ease of use, and low price. It takes no special skills to use this gun, making it a top choice. It is, in fact, in the Guinness Book of Records as the most widely used gun in the world.