Publisher: Ironside International Publishers, Inc.
Item Number: B283
Hardcover / 328 pages / Full Color, Index Incl.
By E.M. Kalashnikova
It is not happenstance or politics that a Red Army sergeants’ pattern for an assault rifle would be the seminal design upon which future Soviet small arms were based. The Avtomat Kalashnikova has prevailed and grown to a family of small arms because of its inherent soundness. The soundness of this design is in turn a reflection of character traits of its creator: reliability, practicality, singleness of purpose. Students of military history and arms will find this book to be one of the most engaging biographies of the current era. It is remarkable not only for the candor and insight it brings to a fascination historical figure, but unique for the access and understanding the author has of the subject-access and understanding that only a family member could have, particularly of his early life, and his little known earlier weapons.