Monday, September 29, 2008

Words of a Historic Weapon Designer

"A lot of [Soviet Army soldiers] ask me how one can become a constructor, and how new weaponry is designed. These are very difficult questions. Each designer seems to have his own paths, his own successes and failures. But one thing is clear: before attempting to create something new, it is vital to have a good appreciation of everything that already exists in this field. I myself have had many experiences confirming this to be so." - Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the infamous AK-47 rifle.
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