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The Great Armourers

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In the mid of XX century the representatives of Izhevsk armory design school gained worldwide leadership in a number of product lines.

  • Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov is the inventor of the legendary assault rifle AK-47;
  • Evgeniy Fedorovich Dragunov is the designer of SVD, the famous sniper rifle that received recognition as the best rifle of the ХХ century;
  • Gennadiy Nikolaevich Nikonov is the designer of AN-94, the assault rifle of new generation.

This section is devoted to the above mentioned persons and other outstanding Izhevsk arms designers.