U.S. Commandos Had a Love Affair With Captured AK-47s
Joseph Trevithick
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The AK was simple, that’s why it was reliable. There’s nothing inside that can break. However, you pay the price with a weapon that’s heavy, loud, has violent recoils, and suffers with accuracy at an embarrassing 20 yards. The Vietcong often captured M-16s and loved them for their lightweight that wouldn’t wear down the fighter traversing a dense jungle for hours.

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