Mikhail Kalashnikov Passes Away, Leaves AK-47 Legacy

Dec 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Guns and Ammo

Mikhail Kalashnikov has passed away today in Izhevsk, Russia. While the official cause of death has yet to be released, the 94 year old firearm designer had been hospitalized for the past month with various health ailments.

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Us army air corps shield.svg August 17: 12 B-17s of the 97 BG (including one with Eaker aboard) bombed the Sotteville railyard 3 miles (4.8 km) North of Rouen, France, in the "first combat action" of the Eighth Air Force and the first B-17 bombing of Europe.

RAF roundel.svg September 2/3:[specify] The first use of the 8,000 lb (3,600 kg) High Capacity bomb (Blockbuster bomb) was against Karlsruhe.[20]:1441

RAF roundel.svg October 24: 88 aircraft use independent routes over France to rendezvous at Lake Annecy for a daylight raid on Milan

Us army air corps shield.svg December 12: B-17 303d Bombardment Group#Wulf Hound surrendered to the Luftwaffe and was assigned to Kampfgeschwader 200 in September 1943.

RAF roundel.svg December 22: An unsuccessful Bombing of Frankfurt am Main in World War II was the first use of the Master Bomber tactic.

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Us army air corps shield.svg January 27: The first World War II US mission flown against the German homeland bombs Wilhelmshaven.[19]:107

RAF roundel.svg March 5/6: The first raid of the Battle of the Ruhr[2] flew RAF Bomber Command's 100,000th sortie of World War II, with 160 acres destroyed and 53 Krupps buildings bombed at Essen.

RAF roundel.svg April 16/17:A force of 327 Lancasters and Halifaxes set out to destroy the Skoda arms factory at Plzen, Czechoslovakia.271 aircraft raided Mannheim as a diversion the same night. The force mistook the mental hospital near Dobrany to be the factory at Plzen. The raid sustained the heaviest losses until that point in the air war.[21]

Us army air corps shield.svg April 13: The Eighth Air Force's largest mission to date (115 B-17s) destroys half of the Focke-Wulf factory buildings in Bremen

Us army air corps shield.svg May 5: P-47s are first used for escorting bombers.

RAF roundel.svg May 17: Operation Chastise bouncing bombs breached the Möhne and Eder Dams

RAF roundel.svg June 11/12: The first two Operation Pointblank raids included a successful mass trial of H2S radar on Münster

RAF roundel.svg June 20/21: Operation Bellicose targets Würzburg radar production and is the first bombing of a V-2 rocket facility.

Us army air corps shield.svg July 19: The first Allied World War II bombing of Rome drops 800 tons of bombs on Littoro and Clampino airports, causing immense damage and 2000 deaths[19]:110

Us army air corps shield.svgRAF roundel.svg July 24: After the US developed an airborne radar immune to Window, the first use of the countermeasure (40 tonnes—92 million strips) were dropped during a Hamburg bombing mission.[22]:145

Us army air corps shield.svg August 1: Flying from North Africa Operation Tidal Wave bombs the oil refineries at Ploiești. A large number of the bombers are loft for little strategic benefit. Five Medals of Honor are awarded to American aircrew.

Us army air corps shield.svg August 13: The first Ninth Air Force raid on Austria bombed the Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory

Us army air corps shield.svgRAF roundel.svg August 17: The double-strike USAAF Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission was the third shuttle bombing. British aircraft operate diversionary attacks.

RAF roundel.svg August 17/18: The Operation Hydra bombing of V-2 facilities at Peenemünde began Operation Crossbow.

Roundel of the German Air Force border.svgAugust 18: The counterattack against Operation Hydra included the first operational use of Schräge Musik by German fighters[23]

RAF roundel.svg August 27: The first mission against a "Heavy" Crossbow site bombed the Watten V-2 rocket bunker

Us army air corps shield.svg October 10: As a result of the June "surrender/escape" of a 100 BG B-17, out of the 13 B-17s of 100 BG attacking a railyard in Münster, only the B-17F of Robert Rosenthal survives to return safely to Thorpe Abbotts in England.

Sure looks like your "1944" theory IS SHOT FULL OF HOLES, doesn't it?

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<quoted text> What do some of you American gun fanatics tell us?guns don't kill people do,if those Americans hadn't been in Vietnam they wouldn't have been shot.
Neither would have you freaks had you not tried to take our arms in 1775.

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In 1945, you don't say, after they started the war with Russia and lost a few milion men.
So what army are you comparing to when?
You want to compare the 1945 NAZI army after it had lost most of the war to the US Army in 1941?
You do know I know how it works out and I don't have to stretch the facts?
Lost to US army in 1941??

My point was that the allies could easily land in France in 1942 and wouldn`t be just wiped out from the beach. Of course, the war wouldn`t be such an easy walk for allies, if they started in 1942 as it was in 1944. They`d landed successfully in France but after that Germans would remove their troops from Russia to make a strong defensive line on the western German border and maybe would make an offecive on allies. Which would mean that the allies would relief Russian front from the huge bulk of German troops, great battles which took place in Russia (except the battle of Moscow) would never have happened. Genocidal German occupation of Russia wudn`t last for long. There were 1,5 millin of civilian cazualties in Lenigrad alone, which died of hunger because of German blockade and the winter of 1942 - 1943 was the worse time there. So if the allies did that, there woud be something real for Russians to be grateful for. Even though they`d land in 1943, that would be a great help. They landed only in June 1944 when all the Russian territory had been liberated by Russian army and the frst 3 months they`d spent somewhere near the seaside, their real offecive had started only in Autemn. By that time Russian troops were in Poland on German border. It`s rediculous when the allies claim they`d deafeated Hitler. They were but auxilary troops for Red Army and should be considered as such.

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Navy people die too.
It's in the books.
PS: You know that Japan invaded China and most of SouthEast Asia? With an army?
Navy could not take Berlin, it was mostly ground war in Europe and American ground forces didn`t fight in China and Southern Asia except Philipines. Even southern Korea was liberated by Red Army. Americans landed there on 8th September of 1945.

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Supplies under the lend-lease in the USSR!(Only. not to be confused with other countries) was less than 4%. Don't read Wikipedia, there fiction. All documents under the lend-lease saved the USSR and the USA. in the USA they are hide in the archives of the library of Congress. In Russia you can find in the free access. And remember that the lend-lease this was not the "Help for USSR", a document was ful named something like: The law on protection of the United States (not verbatim)

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American air raid wasn`t a great help to Russia.
Russia was not attacked by rockets or bunckers or German airforce which was meant to defend German territory. Germans at the same time collected their troops all over western Europe to send them to Stalingrad and American bombardments didn`t hinder them a bit. Russian guerillas did a much greater job to relief Russian front from German onslaught. In 1943, when the battle of Kursk took place, Germans were forced to take away from frontline 10 % of their troops to defend their rear, because guerillas were attacking railroads there. So they did more than the allies.

We think of that 2nd front thing for what it really was - a cunning plan of Churchil to make German and Russian troops sap each other and join in in the end. That plan worked out, however, it worked out not as Churchil planned it, because of his cowardice. If the allies landed in 1942 or 1942, the war would end when Soviet troops were somewhere near Soviet border. He waited for too long and the geopolitical situation after the war was the result of that waiting. Besides, the allies don`t look like victors of Germany now, no matter how much of bs Holywood shoots. Any intellegent person just smiles, when hear Americans saying they defeated Germany and saved Europe. They claim what doesn`t belong to them.

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Alex-25. Vtoroy front pendosi otkrili v 1944, a Stalingraddskaya bitva bila v 1943. Ameri nikak ne mogli avianaletami pomoch Stalingradtsam v 1943. Za lend-liz Soyuz platil zolotom. Daje za te korabli kotorie bili potopleni nemetskimi podlodkami i assami Luftwaffe.
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Neither would have you freaks had you not tried to take our arms in 1775.
Difference was you were a British Crown Colony,as far as I know Vietnam wasn't a Colony of the US even if you tried to make it one.

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Lost to US army in 1941??
I guess I used too many words in one sentence?

The US did not have an army in 1941 outside a peace keeping force of lifers.

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Supplies under the lend-lease in the USSR!(Only. not to be confused with other countries) was less than 4%. Don't read Wikipedia, there fiction. All documents under the lend-lease saved the USSR and the USA. in the USA they are hide in the archives of the library of Congress. In Russia you can find in the free access. And remember that the lend-lease this was not the "Help for USSR", a document was ful named something like: The law on protection of the United States (not verbatim)
I've seen video footage of the deliveries, simpleton. And there is detailed records of the BILLIONS of dollars,(a LOT of money in those days), of war materials that were delivered.

Go spew your lying propaganda elsewhere. We were under no obligation to help you, but we did.

Even AFTER you freaks signed a non-aggression pact with the Nazi's. And went in and cut Poland in half with them.

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My point was that the allies could easily land in France in 1942
You're an idiot.

I guess you are just a troll hoping to waste the time of others.

When the Allies did land in 1944, it was the largest armed force in the history of mankind.

And it was no picnic in 1944.

It would have been easy to land... like Gallipoli.

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Navy could not take Berlin,
I didn't say or suggest it would.

I guess on top of being an idiot, you're a liar.

How'd the USA get to Japan?

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<quoted text> Difference was you were a British Crown Colony,as far as I know Vietnam wasn't a Colony of the US even if you tried to make it one.
We were ASKED to help by the Vietnamese government. That was being overrun by the communists. We did not FORCE our way in. As you freaks tried to force your will upon the United Colonies.

Now why don't we tell the readers how that much of this type of history would have NEVER happened in the first place. Had it not been for the intrusive policies of the English, French, and Spanish mainly.

WHY DON'T WE TALK ABOUT >THAT<, OK?

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Lost to US army in 1941??
My point was that the allies could easily land in France in 1942
I guess you keep forgetting Russia and Stalin were peaches and creme until the middle of 1941.

Instead of crying about how the USA should have come to save your azzes, it is much easier to imagine what would have happened if the Soviets weren't hoping to split Scandinavia and eastern and southern Europe with the Germans.

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American air raid wasn`t a great help to Russia.
Russia was not attacked by rockets or bunckers or German airforce which was meant to defend German territory. Germans at the same time collected their troops all over western Europe to send them to Stalingrad and American bombardments didn`t hinder them a bit. Russian guerillas did a much greater job to relief Russian front from German onslaught. In 1943, when the battle of Kursk took place, Germans were forced to take away from frontline 10 % of their troops to defend their rear, because guerillas were attacking railroads there. So they did more than the allies.
We think of that 2nd front thing for what it really was - a cunning plan of Churchil to make German and Russian troops sap each other and join in in the end. That plan worked out, however, it worked out not as Churchil planned it, because of his cowardice. If the allies landed in 1942 or 1942, the war would end when Soviet troops were somewhere near Soviet border. He waited for too long and the geopolitical situation after the war was the result of that waiting. Besides, the allies don`t look like victors of Germany now, no matter how much of bs Holywood shoots. Any intellegent person just smiles, when hear Americans saying they defeated Germany and saved Europe. They claim what doesn`t belong to them.
Why would we want to rush to the aid of the country that signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany? YET WE DID. Why would we want to help a country that joined with the Nazi war machine in conquering it's neighbor Poland? YET WE DID.

DID THE U.S.S.R. NOT DIVIDE UP POLAND WITH THE NAZI'S - YES or NO?
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We were ASKED to help by the Vietnamese government. That was being overrun by the communists. We did not FORCE our way in. As you freaks tried to force your will upon the United Colonies.
Now why don't we tell the readers how that much of this type of history would have NEVER happened in the first place. Had it not been for the intrusive policies of the English, French, and Spanish mainly.
WHY DON'T WE TALK ABOUT >THAT<, OK?
There was no Government in South Vietnam just a Puppet Junta.

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You're an idiot.
I guess you are just a troll hoping to waste the time of others.
When the Allies did land in 1944, it was the largest armed force in the history of mankind.
And it was no picnic in 1944.
It would have been easy to land... like Gallipoli.
If you think that was the largest force in nistory you know nothing about history of 2ww.
Russians and German armies were many times greater than that force.

There were a couple of battalions llanded in Galiopoli and we think that was done specially to have an excuse to refuse from real landing.

Of course it was a picnic, in comparison with what took place in Russia.
If you want to know about real war you should study the on Russian front.
You may begine with the battle of Stalingrad. They lost 800 000 dead and 200 000 taken prison in that battle alone.
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Why would we want to rush to the aid of the country that signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany? YET WE DID. Why would we want to help a country that joined with the Nazi war machine in conquering it's neighbor Poland? YET WE DID.
DID THE U.S.S.R. NOT DIVIDE UP POLAND WITH THE NAZI'S - YES or NO?
Western powersr fefused to sign an agreement with the Soviet Union,did you expect them to wait for the Nazi army to arrive on Russias Western border?

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Navy could not take Berlin, it was mostly ground war in Europe and American ground forces didn`t fight in China and Southern Asia except Philipines. Even southern Korea was liberated by Red Army. Americans landed there on 8th September of 1945.
REALLY?

Then how do you explain the "Flying Tigers"?

The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States' Army Air Forces (USAAF), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault.

AND WHY DON'T YOU TELL THE READERS ABOUT YOUR 'glorious' WITHDRAWAL FROM CHINA?

"The American Volunteer Group was largely the creation of Claire L. Chennault, a retired U.S. Army Air Corps officer who had worked in China since August 1937, first as military aviation advisor to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in the early months of the Sino-Japanese War, then as director of a Chinese Air Force flight school centered in Kunming.

>>>>>>> >>>Meanwhile, the Soviet Union supplied fighter and bomber squadrons to China, but these units were mostly withdrawn by the summer of 1940.<<<<< <<<<<

Chiang then asked for American combat aircraft and pilots, sending Chennault to Washington as advisor to China's ambassador and Chiang's brother-in-law, T. V. Soong."

TAKE A HIKE.

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2ndAmRight wrote:
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Why would we want to rush to the aid of the country that signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany? YET WE DID. Why would we want to help a country that joined with the Nazi war machine in conquering it's neighbor Poland? YET WE DID.
DID THE U.S.S.R. NOT DIVIDE UP POLAND WITH THE NAZI'S - YES or NO?
No, USSR had liberated western Ukraine and Belarus, which Poland occupied in 1921.
As for partitions, Roosvelt and Truman divided Europe with Stalin as well.

I agree with you on the first one though. USA wasn`t obliged to help Europe in it`s war. But what for that lies about USA saved Europe from Germans? You didn`t do that, all the job was done by USSR. Russia had destroyed 80 % of German divisions, all the rest were distroyed by all the allies, not USA only. Your contribution to victory was so small, that you are not entitled to claim the victory as yours.

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