September 19 in Moscow, Moscow, Russia. This date fell on the Armsman’s Day, a holiday established by V.V. Putin on the initiative of the Kalashnikov.
A couple of days after the discovery, the specialists found in the field of military history. StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44, German assault rifle designed by Hugo Schmeisser, gunsmith of the Third Reich).
In the Internet StG 44. Recall – commentators, critics, in 99.9% of cases that indicate a superficial resemblance AK and StG 44 as the indisputable evidence that the Russian weapons “licked” with a German rifle. However, if you’re looking for a fundamental differences. What is the relationship Kalashnikov assault rifle and Sturmgewehr 44?
Maxim Popenker, published an article on the Kalashnikov.Media website. So …
1. Who is Hugo Schmeisser and why is he often commemorated alongside Kalashnikov?
Hugo Schmeisser (Hugo Schmeisser, 1884-1953) – German weapons designer and entrepreneur, hereditary gunsmith. Bergmann is one of the first serials of the guns dispatched to the OVP-1918 and Beretta-1918. Schweisser is the most common weapon in the national history of weapons. Indeed, in 1943, he received the Mkb 42 (H) Schmeisser for the intermediate 7.9×33 cartridge and the radius weapons under this ammunition.
It should be especially noted that in Germany Stg 44, cartridge for carbons and light machine guns. Already in their midst of 1945, when he was captured by the AS-44 Soudaev 7.62×41 began in the summer. Self-loading carbine Simonov SKS under the same cartridge. In 1946, Schmeisser together.
It was a normal practice – it was a rule of practice, that it would be a little more than a few It was a scandalous wreck of the winds.
2. What is Schmeisser and Kalashnikov?
Mikhail Kalashnikov in his youth
By and large, nothing. He worked on his assortment in the Moscow region and on the Shchurovsky range in the Moscow region. of the AK-47 machine. In particular, it is worth noting the TKB-415, which is one of the main competitors of the 1947 competition.
In Izhevsk, where he has been a compatriots since 1946, he arrived in early 1948 AK for its production on mass production.
It should also be noted. There is a fairly large number of people who are in Izhevsk. It was also found that they could find out how to do so. It can be taken into account.
3. Is this the coincidence of the structures between the Stg-44 and AK-47 a coincidence?
If we talk about the similarities – then yes, StG 44 and AK-47 are similar. It is a common practice.
If we talk about external similarities, then it is appropriate to recall the engineering message. It should be noted that a similar appointment StG 44 the overall layout (a stamped construction, a separate pistol grip, a detachable box magazine magazine, a h ing hinged down on the hinge) On the other hand, similar to AK The layout of the lighthouse (automatic light) bolt.
If you talk about the structure of the internal nodes, there is much more than coincidences.
Concerning StG 44, It has been shown that there has been a slight loss of momentum. 26 light machine gun. The German Mkb 42 (H) can be sticking out in the most obvious way.
It has been noted that the AK-47 and the StG-44 are inside of the nodes.
The assault rifle of the assault rifle is on the device. It has been shown that the concept of “hanging out” has been the Bulkin TKB-415 machine.
Speaking briefly, it was not a problem. Kalashnikov assault rifle turned out to be noticeably lighter than the “sturmgever”, more structurally flexible (for StG 44 It was much more reliable, but it is much more reliable.
That is why, despite the fame, StG 44 copying in other combat samples AK It was not only a warmer, but it was not a warrior.
For our more sophisticated readers, complete disassembly of the StG 44. For our more sophisticated readers.
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