The AK-47, also known as the Avtomat Kalashnikova, is a renowned and iconic firearm. Developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the Soviet Union, the AK-47 is a selective-fire assault rifle widely recognized for its reliability, simplicity, and robust construction. Its distinctive design features a curved magazine and a wooden or synthetic stock. The AK-47 fires the 7.62x39mm cartridge, offering significant stopping power and effective range. With its widespread global usage, the AK-47 has become a symbol of revolution, conflict, and military prowess, making it one of the most recognizable firearms in the world.