Images of War
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The Kalashnikov assault rifle, or the AK-47, is the most famous small arm ever made. This weapon has transcended its Soviet designer and country of origin to become the most prolifically produced and iconic weapon in the world. Although it first appeared in the late 1940s, it did not make its decisive presence felt until the Vietnam War, when China supplied it to the Vietnamese communists. Since then it has been employed in practically every conflict around the globe, and it is seen as the symbol of the wars of national liberation.
In Kalashnikov in Combat, Anthony Tucker-Jones chronicles the history of this ubiquitous weapon and offers a compelling visual record of the impact of the AK-47 on the battlefield up to the present day.
Softcover Book : 160 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Ltd. ( September 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-674058
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)