By: Peyton and Alex Our main specific topic is about how the ak-47 affected modern combat and how it has evolved. Also how the AK-47 has changed the result of many wars and battles that it has been used in. As some people may not know the AK-47 can be bought in Africa for as cheap as 12$ without a license. Based on what we have found from trusted sources, the ak-47 was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail kalashikov. Originally the "prototype" was the ak-46, but it wasn’t until 1949 that the ak-47 was manufactured and used in the Soviet military forces. Advantages? They are very durable meaning they are able to withstand severe conditions. They are cheap to produce which not only saves money but it allows you to produce more of it. It is also easy to use; and that can save time in combat arms training. Several copies of the ak-47 have been made, such as the type-56, ak-74u,akm, and the RPK. Who uses it? Several Terrorism and rebel organizations such as al-queda somalian pirates, the Ira and the Yakuza. How deadly is it? the ak-47 carries a 30 round cartridge of 7.62 caliber bullets, that’s about the size of your finger. In WWII alone, the ak-47 killed roughly 37,562 soldiers that were recorded Our topic of the ak-47 use worldwide is important for others to understand because of how much history the ak47 has in many wars the ak-47 dates back from battles in the last years of WWIIc1945 to 1949 as for as we know the ak-47 changed battle as we know it today the ak-47 assault rifle was not only a good assault rifle it made people think of new cheap ways to make a assault rifle or gun. The ak-47 was cheaper than most popular assault rifles and was mass produced without the creator of the ak-47 Miklal kalashnikov, we may have completely different choice of weaponry and may not have as many innovated guns like the ak-47 this is why it is important for others to understand why we choose the cheap and durable AK-47 Our main idea is about how the ak-47 has affected Modern use in combat as in it’s advantages and why it is the main choice in weaponry. Our topic of the ak-47 uses worldwide is important for others to understand because of how much history it has in many wars. The Ak-47 dates back from battles of the last wars of world war too as far as we know the ak-47 changed battles as we know it. Today the ak-47 assault rifle was not only as a good assault riffle it made people think of new innovated and cheaper ways to make a assault riffle or gun the ak-47 was cheaper than most regular assault riffles and mass produced. Without the creator of the ak-47 we call Mikhal Kalashinov we may have a complete different choice of weaponry. It may not have as many innovated guns as the ak-47. I believe its important to us because our very own enemy’s used the cheap to get and durable ak-47 and we have nearly lost battles because of it. For example our war and some battles with Vietnam The first ak-47 was made in 1945 towards the end of WWII is was cheap but sometimes jammed during combat. The first one ever made wasn’t capable of being changed and it was all the same with some faults. Later on in the Ak-47’s use in combat it got innovated and changed for the better. In present day the Ak-47 has a fixed stock on it which folds out and makes aiming more accurate and steady. In modern day combat the Ak-47 can be equipped with any thing to improve combat from anything to a attachable shotgun to a grenade launcher or even the old close melee choice the bayonet. All of these feature made the gun more dependable, still cheap and most importantly a well chosen gun in war. TYPE 56 The type 56 is the production of the Chinese based off the Kalashnikov Ak-47 This gun was a mostly three round burst rifle (can be both) Their were pros and cons to this weapon one good thing was that it was more steady and accurate. But a bad thing was it wasn’t automatic like an assault rifle. You can now see how things evolve around the great AK-47.