Probably because they want to paint americans as "brave heroes who fought against the odds and won the war thanks to their corageusness"
>>894sorry I'm gunlet. what is so special about that gun? Is it easy to maintain/cheap to produce?
>>895Nah it just has a shorter boolet so firing it rapidly or at close quarters is easier while still having more range than an SMG.
>>893They were the first country to send an object into space which was that rocket.
>>898why didn't they just install it on top of battleship or something?
>>899Because Germany didn't have a fleet in WW1. Ok well it did but it may as well didn't. That's sorta the joke. And also cause Germany had run out of steel and couldn't build anymore guns. Or if they had put one on a ship, they didn't have enough fuel for the ship. >>900It's really not, in fact the AK was mostly done by the time the Soviets got their first captured Stg. The AK started in 1944 and was more about having something that was a cross between a PPSh and SKS instead of having an SMG and semi-auto rifle respectively, whereas the Germans dusted off plans from some intermediate-rifle cartridge from the 1920s for the Stg and didn't really know what the wanted as the Stg didn't really fill any roles and was more just the Germans getting high off mid-war Euphoria and making really cool stuff that's ultimately useless and since it started development around 1941 it didn't show up until 1944 and by then they didn't even have enough steel for bolt-action rifles let alone making a new weapon nobody knew how to use. The Soviets just wanted the AK cause they wanted a semi-auto rifle that could fire on full auto indoors, Kalashnikov himself stated that many times and stuff like the gas operation show why although they're aesthetically similar, mechanically they're about as different as you can get.
>>901(me)Ya just found the quote I was looking for, Kalashnikov said "I created a machine gun for a soldier", he literally just wanted a 1-man lmg for every single soldier in the army and did so by mashing together an SMG and LMG and based it on the M1 Garand of all things, it looked a lot different in its original iteration as it was just a very light LMG and had a drum magazine, belt feed, bipod etc. It got the sickle magazine, ejection chamber and lack of bipod and grip from the Stg so I guess you could call that inspiration but functionally the Stg didn't really do anything for the AK
>>901>>899Let's stick it onto a submarine
>>916>chad burger freighter rammed submarinebut how? was it parked near dock or something???
>>901The M1 Garand also had a huge influence on the design of the AK.
>>919frogies are entertaining bunch I see
>>891Tanks, in general, are pretty shit ngl. Aircraft carriers are much better.
>>894>only really immediately influenced the KalashnikovNot this shit again… seriously why do people still believe in that nonsense? The AK-46 has more in common with the STG-44 and was dismissed for overcomplexity and unreliability. Meanwhile the USA and NATO use more components of the STG-44 than the soviets ever did, such as in the M-16.
>>891>Why does the propaganda about the Tiger tank last to today
It's part of the whole "le uber reich/clean wehrmacht" myth about how the heroic, well trained Germans all killed the soviet horde 10:1 but lost because "muh red zerg rush"
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