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Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Name: Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Born: 11/10/1919
  • Died: 12/23/2013 (94 years old)
  • Known for: Designer of the AK-47, AK-74 and RPK

Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (Russian: Михаи́л Тимофе́евич Кала́шников, IPA:[kɐˈlaʂnʲɪkəf]; 10 November 1919– 23 December 2013) was a Russian Lieutenant-General, inventor, military engineer, writer and small arms designer. He is most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle and its improvements, the AKM and AK-74, as well as the PK machine gun and RPK light machine gun.

Birth Name: Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov

Awards: USSR State Prize, Hero of Socialist Labour, Stalin Prize, Lenin Prize, Hero of the Russian Federation, Order of St. Andrew, Order For Merit to the Fatherland

Alias: Михаил Тимофеевич Калашников

Birth Place: Kurya, Altai Krai, Russian SFSR

Death Place: Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia

Source: Wikipedia

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