Easily the most recognizable firearm in the world, the Kalashnikov-pattern rifle heralded a new era in military arms design. The AK’s balance of simple operation and relative low-costs of production made it an unstoppable force around the world, with its popularity extending to even the shores of the United States in the post-Cold War era. The AK-47 & Soviet Weapons annual delves deeply into the story of this fascinating rifle, considering its past, its present and its future. With informative reviews of Kalashnikov weapons, tactics and operation, as well as thorough buyer’s guides, this magazine also considers the significance of the entire family of Soviet-born weapon systems that continue to soldier on to this day around the world.

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