found this on another site not my thoughts but made me rethink
was Kalashikov was a fraud,
but don't let history get in your way. Facts burst a lot of balloons. Take care of your balloons. After all, if you can't hold onto your propaganda, then all you have left is the ugly truth, and the truth always gets in the way. Truth, is such a pain in the a_ _.
Kalashnikov: Another “Hero” invented by the USSR, the failed communist “paradise”.
Kalashnikov was simply one of millions of necessary propaganda deceits by the USSR.
Kalashnikov consistently denied, for over 50 years, that the AK47 was derived from the Wehrmacht's Stg44.
Of course, that is a lie, Kalashnikov having finally admitted in 2009 that the captured German weapons designer, Hug Schmeisser "helped" design the famous AK47 which strongly resembles Schmeisser's brilliantly designed Stg44, also borrowing the rotating bolt from the U.S. M1 Carbine and Garand.
Hugo Schmeisser, the German designer of the Stg44, was actually with Kalashnikov when Kalashnokov "invented" the AK. Schmeisser was a brilliant engineer, designing many rifles, with different actions, over many decades. Schmeisser and other captured German weapons engineers were shipped east to work with Kalashnikov. The "Hero" Kalashnokov, who lacked a high school education, "invented" only one action, copying “his” action to other derivative rifles.
Facts get in the way for Mikhail Kalashnikov. The AK was Schmeisser’s. USSR communist propaganda has taken many hits since the failure of the soviet state. History and facts are not kind to propaganda. Kalashnikov lived for over 50 years as a propaganda creation. Hugo Schmeisser died in 1953, behind the Iron Curtain in the Soviet occupied sector, in Suhl, East Germany..
Kalashnikov consistently denied that the 7.62x39 cartridge was derived from the 8mm kurz of the tg44.
Of course, that is a lie. The AK round was derived directly from the intermediate combat cartridge (7.92x33) of the Stg44.
Kalashnikov consistently denied that the 5.56 was a superior cartridge to the 7.62x39.
Of course, it was, the commies switching to a very similar round in the AK74 which replace the AK47 in the Warsaw pact armed forces in 1974.
Commie history books also have commies inventing the airplane, steam engine, micro-processor, telephone, telegraph, etc. You name it, and the commies claimed credit for inventing it.
Kalahanikov’s 2009 admission was documented in two significant Post-Commie journals. The original article published in the Russian magazine Life; the same article published in Ziua, the second largest daily newspaper in Romania.
was he a fraud or was it a coincedence
the russians matched our Jet technology with captured german scientist, rocket technology, optics technology, they stripped the bloody country of people and objects as reparations