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A request to add something to "See also"[edit]

I think "See also" needs some of these:

  • AK-74 (Subsequent, rechambered "automatic")
  • AKS
  • something about civilian semi-auto guns which look like AK
  • something about AK-based pistols

Thanks for not bunching AK74 and AK47 together in one article, by the way 2A00:1FA0:46E9:E36E:0:56:2AED:2501 (talk) 20:37, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Typically, links that are in the main article aren't repeated in the "See also" section. AK-74 is linked a couple times in the article.
Also, there isn't an article for the AKS. The disambiguation page you linked to lists the AKS as "a variant of the AK-47 assault rifle".
-- KomradeKalashnikov (talk) 14:01, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What about AK47 In popular culture like Video Games?[edit]

Can you expand the AK47 Page for the In popular culture like video games? Pedroj234 legos (talk) 20:45, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Per WP:MILPOP: "'In popular culture' sections should be avoided unless the subject has had a well-cited and notable impact on popular culture." This means we need to cite reliable, secondary, published sources that covers a particular game's impact on popular culture, not just a source that says the AK-47 was used in such and such video games. In most cases, video games aren't notable to the AK-47. What is needed is a fairly extensive article from a reliable source that examines the AK-47's impact in video games, and names several specific video games or game.series that showcase the AK-47. What we don't need is a list of every video game in which the AK-47 is seen or used, as that is not what Wikipedia is supposed to do. There are probably plenty of other websites on the Internet that do that already. BilCat (talk) 23:44, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, time to ask a "what abouty". How about listing AK-47 in various heraldics? Say, AK-47 on Mosambique's flag? (talk) 09:00, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add Argentina to users[edit]

Argentina uses AK platform rifles in a limited way, some special forces use the Type'56 Variant for familiarization and combat, it has been seen in use by the 603 Commando Company. Gugugaga123 (talk) 21:08, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you have a reliable source we can use for this content? - Adolphus79 (talk) 22:32, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I do count with reliable sources to add Argentina to the AK platform users.
Note the operator employing the Type'56 in the near left of the photo
This is a photo of the 603 commando company, you can confirm this by their berets.
Another photo of the mentioned company using the same berets, preparing for HALO jumps. Gugugaga123 (talk) 05:26, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Photos aren't reliable sources. Sorry. BilCat (talk) 06:08, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is quite a similarity between an "avtomat" from 1940's and another "avtomat" from 1910's. Fedorov Avtomat uses 6.5mm Arisaka rounds, notorious to be weaker than 7.62 rifle rounds (2,665 J vs 3,500+ J of 7,62/.303/.30-06). How comes a Russian gun from 1910's uses Japanese rounds from 1897, you may ask? 1904-1905 war trophies!

Yet the article sorta focuses on how the Soviets were impressed by Hugo Schmeisser's Sturmgewehr, without mentioning a certain earlier automatic gun known as "avtomat" and its similarity (25-rounds box, 2,665 J energy; on par with assault rifles). The article sorta praises StG guns to be a novel and unique type of guns; that's what bothers me. (talk) 09:16, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Irrelevant comment: In Russia, nickname "шмайсер" ("schmeisser") is, somewhat erroneously, used for MP-40 SMGs. (talk) 09:16, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]