Viktor Kalashnikov following his father Michael worked on the development of small arms

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In Russia died designer of small arms, lead designer of the concern “Kalashnikov” and the son of the legendary designer Mikhail Kalashnikov Victor. This was reported on the website of the Izhevsk state technological University.

He was 75 years old.

Viktor Kalashnikov was born 16 July 1942, after completion of the Izhevsk mechanical Institute in 1966, he went in his father’s footsteps and began to develop weapons factory “Izhmash”.

“During the development of the Kalashnikov assault rifle has conducted numerous studies identified several factors affecting the stability, durability and reliability products, has developed a series of nodes and components on the level of inventions,” – said in the message.

He has participated in the development of self-loading hunting carbines, conducted tests of several samples of the Kalashnikov machine gun with combination feeding, and participated in the work on the machine “Abakan”.

Under the leadership of Viktor Kalashnikov was developed submachine gun “Bizon-2” and “Vityaz-SN”.


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