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A Type 2 AK-47 assault rifle, the first machined receiver variation.

The AK-47 (also known as the Kalashnikov, AK, or in Russian slang, Kalash) is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov.


  • I've seen gangsta's get religious when they start bleedin
    Sayin "Lord, Jesus Help Me" cause they ass leakin
    When that window roll down and that A.K. come out
    You can squeeze ya lil handgun until you run out
    And you can run for ya back-up
    But them machine gun shells gone tear ya back up
  • This is the AK-47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemy, and it makes a very distinctive sound when fired at you, so remember it.
  • Is there a design this good that doesn't kill people?
  • AK-47 is the tool. Don't make me act the motherfucking fool.
    • Ice Cube, Straight Outta Compton, from the eponymous album (1988).
  • Two in the mornin got the Fatburger
    Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp
    And it read, "Ice Cube's a pimp" (yeah)
    Drunk as hell but no throwin up
    Half way home and my pager still blowin up
    Today I didn't even have to use my A.K.
    I got to say it was a good day
    • Ice Cube, It Was a Good Day, from his third studio album, The Predator (1992).
  • Yuri Orlov: Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947, more commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle, a weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple nine pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood, it doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It will shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy even a child could use it, and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
  • Jack Valentine: You get rich by giving the poorest people on the planet the means to continue killing each other. Do you know why I do what I do? I mean, there are more prestigous assignments. Keeping track of nuclear arsenals. You'd think that more critical to world security. But, it's not. No. Nine out of ten war victims today are killed with assault rifles and small arms. Like yours. Those nuclear missiles, they sit in their silos. Your AK-47, that is the real weapon of mass destruction.
  • AK-47, the very best there is. When you absolutely, positively, got to kill every motherfucker in the room; accept no substitutes.
  • The AK-47 went head-to-head with the M-16, and emerged on the winning side.
    • Narration in the Top Ten Rifles presentation by the Military Channel (renamed American Heroes Channel in 2014), part of their Top Ten series which began in 2005. The narrator was referring to the AK-47s service on the North Vietnamese side of the Vietnam War.

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