Wounded as tank driver in 1941 during WWII, Kalashnikov sees the latest Soviet machine gun fail. As he's also an inventor, he starts looking for improvements and in 1947 ends up with AK-47 assault rifle.
Biographical film about the inventor and designer of small arms Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov. Today it is difficult to find a person who does not know this name. However, not everyone knows what a long and thorny path traveled a self-taught guy to create the legendary AK-47 weapon at the age of 28, which to this day is a symbol of the weapons thought of our time.Written by
Unlike that which is shown in the movie, the AK-47 on full automatic fire has a recoil that makes it move up and to the right. Without a left hand placed on top to hold it in place, it will move up and to the right making it less than accurate in combat battle. But the weapon is not designed that way... As a semi-auto, provides great accuracy of over 800 meters, but on full auto, the accuracy diminishes because of the recoil on full auto. Only a skilled gun men can combat that defect without placing a hand on top.. It has been often said of Australian Vietnam Veterans... "which is worse, being hit with one AK47 round of the 30 fired, or being hit 11 times of the 15 SLR rounds fired?". See more »
While it is true that in the contest there were three finalists for new guns but in real life nobody of them won. They were all sent back for a rework. And only after a while it was agreed for Kalshnikov to finish his work. See more »
Its a russian production, and its russian patriotism and agenda, so swallow that pill and hide it in your bile gland, and take part in this neatly made story about mr.khalashnikov, born and raised in kazakhstan, with bloodline to turkmenistan, famous through history for his inventions, mostly weaponry, with semi and full automatic rifles and machineguns giving him most fame.
its also a lovestory, very cliched, and its a humble comedy to those who can take a russian joke for what it is. the cast and especially the main male does a great apperance, but the the whole cast delivers. if you like old locomotives and historic railways, this is like winning the lottery, so great production management and hoice of location.
its a fair biographical drama, with the ideological humps in the road for us living under the nato umprella the last 70 years, ive never held an ak-47, and will probably not, but they say it works like a tank, sturdy and polite. so if you will have a primetime candy then the grumpy old man recommends
13 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this