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Kalashnikov Dies at 94

Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the famed AK-47, has died at 94.

The story highlights that he was self-taught, never finished high school, and was a tank mechanic before inventing the rifle. They also report he invented a lawnmower. He also made several adaptations to tanks that were eventually adopted by the entire Red Army.

2 Responses to “Kalashnikov Dies at 94”

  1. aerodawg says:

    Kalashnikov is the Russians version of Browning. No formal education but an innate talent for engineering coupled with hands on knowledge.

  2. Jon B. says:

    Thanks to Kalashnikov’s brilliant design, people of yesterday and today have been introduced to durable, user-friendly and low-cost assault rifles.

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