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US Government Bans Kalashnikov Concern Imports Which Include: Saigas, VEPRs, etc.... (HD)
US Government Bans Kalashnikov Concern Imports Which Include: Saigas, VEPRs, etc.... (HD)
DATE: 2014/07/16::
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StratPost | All the Kalashnikovs in one place
StratPost | All the Kalashnikovs in one place
DATE: 2014/02/10::
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Giới thiệu 3 dòng sản phẩm của Kalashnikov Concern
Giới thiệu 3 dòng sản phẩm của Kalashnikov Concern
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Russia: See legendary Kalashnikov launch a NEW revamped brand
Russia: See legendary Kalashnikov launch a NEW revamped brand
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The izhmash ak ban - Kalashnikov concern
The izhmash ak ban - Kalashnikov concern
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Izhevsk  Vladimir Putin priehal of concern
Izhevsk Vladimir Putin priehal of concern 'Kalashnikov'
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Kalashnikov to Produce Drones
Kalashnikov to Produce Drones
DATE: 2015/03/03::
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Obama Sanctions and Russian AKs
Obama Sanctions and Russian AKs
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Factory
Factory 'Izhmash' will Concern 'Kalashnikov' 2013
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KC310315
KC310315
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This is Why AK-47 is The Best Weapons in The World ! Kalashnikov Documentary
This is Why AK-47 is The Best Weapons in The World ! Kalashnikov Documentary
DATE: 2015/02/21::
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Izhmash Kalashnikov Factory Video
Izhmash Kalashnikov Factory Video
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Kalashnikov maker Izhmash plans new assault
Kalashnikov maker Izhmash plans new assault
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Kalashnikov falls into private hands
Kalashnikov falls into private hands
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President Putin shown latest AK-12 rifle
President Putin shown latest AK-12 rifle
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Russia: Kalashnikov bites sanctions bullet
Russia: Kalashnikov bites sanctions bullet
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Russia: Wake honouring Mikhail Kalashnikov closes in Izhevsk
Russia: Wake honouring Mikhail Kalashnikov closes in Izhevsk
DATE: 2013/12/26::
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Americans want to be engaged in the production of Kalashnikov assault rifles
Americans want to be engaged in the production of Kalashnikov assault rifles
DATE: 2015/01/21::
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挑戰新聞軍事精華版--士兵全面汰換新裝備,俄國趕造「AK12」 步槍
挑戰新聞軍事精華版--士兵全面汰換新裝備,俄國趕造「AK12」 步槍
DATE: 2015/04/05::
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Kalashnikov assault rifle will be American Автомат Калашникова станет американским
Kalashnikov assault rifle will be American Автомат Калашникова станет американским
DATE: 2015/01/22::
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AK-12 Commercial
AK-12 Commercial
DATE: 2014/12/11::
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Russia: Putin visits Kalashnikov rifle factory, meets AK designer
Russia: Putin visits Kalashnikov rifle factory, meets AK designer
DATE: 2013/12/24::
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US sanctions drive AK-47 maker to create new rifle
US sanctions drive AK-47 maker to create new rifle
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Obama
Obama's Sanctions Against Russia Spark 'AK-47' Buying Frenzy In US!
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Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200) Assault Rifle (2014)  Images Photos
Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200) Assault Rifle (2014) Images Photos
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Vityaz - 9x19mm Parabellum
Vityaz - 9x19mm Parabellum
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Guns & Ammo Book of the AK-47 2014
Guns & Ammo Book of the AK-47 2014
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Kalashnikov looking for diversification
Kalashnikov looking for diversification
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AK-100 Family
AK-100 Family
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AK import ban - AK Operators Union Take on it!
AK import ban - AK Operators Union Take on it!
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Russian AK Ban Saiga Ban Arsenal SGL AK AK-74 AKM AK-47 Izmash Kalashnikov Concern
Russian AK Ban Saiga Ban Arsenal SGL AK AK-74 AKM AK-47 Izmash Kalashnikov Concern
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AK-47 Ban
AK-47 Ban
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ARMOURERS
ARMOURERS' DAY EVE: Putin Meets MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV, father of the AK-47 День оружейника
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AK-47 Saiga IZ-132 NYS Legal Long Range Zombie Killer
AK-47 Saiga IZ-132 NYS Legal Long Range Zombie Killer
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В Армении открылось представительство концерна «Калашников»
В Армении открылось представительство концерна «Калашников»
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GUN BUYERS Scoop Up AK-47 RIFLES in U.S. after New RUSSIA SANCTIONS Banning AK-47 Imports
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IZHMASH small arms (HD)
IZHMASH small arms (HD)
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AK-47 Saiga Import Ban - No More Russian AK
AK-47 Saiga Import Ban - No More Russian AK's
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AK-74 Tribute (40 years anniversary)
AK-74 Tribute (40 years anniversary)
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Gun Gripes Episode 90: "Obama
Gun Gripes Episode 90: "Obama's AK Ban"
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Kalashnikov Group | IWA 2015
Kalashnikov Group | IWA 2015
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Saiga IZ132 7.62x39mm Sporter Rifle (AK, AKM, AK-47)
Saiga IZ132 7.62x39mm Sporter Rifle (AK, AKM, AK-47)
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Boker Kalashnikov 74 Automatic Knife JUST GOT EVEN BETTER !!!
Boker Kalashnikov 74 Automatic Knife JUST GOT EVEN BETTER !!!
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SHOT Show 2015: Kalashnikov USA
SHOT Show 2015: Kalashnikov USA
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Airsoft - Tir de loisir - Nürnberg
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Kalashnikov USA
Kalashnikov USA
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The Real Guns of COD10 — AK-12
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Russia: See inside Kalashnikov factory
Russia: See inside Kalashnikov factory
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Russia: Military expo flaunts Khrizantema supersonic anti-tank missile
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Not to be confused with Izhevsk Mechanical Plant.
Kalashnikov Concern
(formerly Izhmash)[1]
Corporate group (Concern)
Industry Defense, Automotive
Founded 1807
Founder Tsar Alexander I
Headquarters Izhevsk, Russia
Key people
Mikhail Kalashnikov
Products Firearms, weapons, motorcycles, lathes
Revenue Decrease US$ 72,598,377 (2009)[2]
Decrease US$ 135,388 (2009)[2]
Number of employees
969 (January 2010)[2]
Website kalashnikovconcern.ru

Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant (Russian: Ижевский Mашиностроительный Завод) or IZHMASH (ИЖМАШ) is a weapons and motor vehicle manufacturer based in Izhevsk, founded in 1807 at the decree of Tsar Alexander I, and is now one of the largest corporations in its field. It manufactures the famous Kalashnikov series of assault rifle, along with a host of other Russian arms, including medium cannons, missiles, and guided shells. Izhmash also produces other goods, such as motorcycles and cars. As of April 2012 the company was declared bankrupt.[3] In November 2012, A proposal was made to merge Izhmash with Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (Izhmekh) under the new name "Kalashnikov". As of 13 August 2013, Izhmash and Izhevsk Mechanical Plant have been merged and formally renamed Kalashnikov Concern.[1]

Products[edit]

Motorcycles and automobiles[edit]

IZh-2126 Oda.

The first IZh motorcycle was 1928's IZh 1, a 1200cc across-the-frame V-twin with shaft drive, designed by the Soviet engineer Pyotr Vladimirovich Mokharov (1888–1934). They "owed a little" to contemporary DKWs.[4] In the 1970s and 1980s, these motorcycles were sold in Britain under the Cossack and Neval brands.[5] The company is the largest Soviet motorcycle maker.[5]

IZh first proposed an automobile in 1958, with a prototype four-wheel drive for rural use, the NAMI 048 Ogonyok. It used a GAZ chassis and a 750 cc (46 cu in) flat-twin engine based on the Ural M72.[5] It was not produced in quantity.[5]

The first IZh automobiles were approved for manufacture in 1965. The company started on 12 December 1966 with assembling copies of Moskvitch models 408 (as the IZh 408) with parts shipped in.[6] By he end of the year, 300 had been completed, with the number reaching 4,000 by December 1967.[6] In December 1967, the Moskvitch 412 replaced the 408 on the assembly line (as the IZh 412).[5] This was joined by the 434 sedan delivery in 1968,[6] and later by the AZLK-2138 and 2140, until the IZh-2126 Oda (liftback and wagon, the second body style marked as Fabula). The Oda bore a very close resemblance to the Moskvitch AZLK-2141 Aleko, but had a completely different rear-wheel drive design.

Styling began to diverge from the AZLK originals beginning in 1970, when IZh kept two round headlamps instead of adopting Moskvitch's rectangular ones, and got a different grille.[6] In 1971, the IZh-built 412 was redesignated 412IE.[6] The IZh-built 412s had a reputation for being better quality than the Moskvitch originals.[7]

In 1970, IZh designed a prototype five-door hatchback (with the same high liftover) and a delivery on the 412 platform.[6] The delivery in 1972 became the IZh 2715; it was powered by a 1,478 cc (90.2 cu in) inline four, had twin rear doors and a box-like cargo area (akin to a cube van[8] ) and could carry a 350 kg (770 lb) load.[6] It and a pickup (what hot rodders would call a pickoupe),[8] announced as the 27151 in 1974, were very popular, both officially in production until 1997, with the final examples built as late as 2001.[6] Pickups were occasionally bought as far away as South America and South Africa, but were forbidden to private owners in the Soviet Union.[6] The 2715 delivery was used by the Soviet post office.[8] A windowed version with rear bed seats, the 27156, appeared in 1987.[8] Top speed was 109 km/h (68 mph) and "roadholding on wet and slippery roads rather minimal".[8] The hatchback reached the market in 1975 as the 2125 Kombi, and it gave IZh another winning model.[9]

IZh produced its one millionth unit in 1977.[10]

AZLK 412-based IZh models, which were completely IZh own designs were 2715, 27151, 2125 and 21251. 2125 was built until 1982, when it was facelifted along with IZh 412 IE, 2715 and 27121. The newer version of 2125 was named 21251. All of the IZh own models were based on AZLK 412 and the bodyshell(with the exception of the rear part, which were different on 2715/27151 and 2125/21251) along with mechanical parts were direct copies of AZLK 412.

Currently, IZh produces one Kia model and two Lada models.

Between 1973 and 1979 IZh was one of the makes marketed by SATRA in the United Kingdom under the Cossack Motorcycles brand; the Planeta and Jupiter models.[11]

Automotive gallery[edit]

Motorcycles

Automobiles

Firearms[edit]

Their products are currently in use in a wide variety of countries, ranging from well established countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany and France to the developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The factory produces the famous Kalashnikov series of rifles for the Russian military and for export. Mikhail Kalashnikov, the rifle's designer, worked at the factory. Variants produced at Izhmash include the AK-100 series of rifles, the Saiga sporting line of rifles and shotguns.[12]

In particular, the Saiga line of rifles has been a success for the concern, being popular with sportsmen in countries such as the United States. In 2012 about 70 percent of the factory’s output was civilian rifles, up from 50 percent in 2010. Of the civilian arms, about 40 percent are exported to the United States. On 16 July 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order banning the importation of Russian made firearms into the United States.[13] "The sanctions were taken because of Russia's aggression toward the Ukraine. Russian banks and energy companies were also targeted."[13]

The biathlon rifles include the 7-2, 7-3/7-3A youth/women's models as well as the 7-4 and 7-4A men's model. They have been used in Europe and the USA.

Weaponry[edit]

Small arms[edit]

A Type 2 AK-47, the first machined receiver variation

Cannons and ammunition[edit]

Other products[edit]

Merger with Izhmekh[edit]

In November 2012 Dmitry Rogozin proposed to merge Izhmash with Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (Izhmekh) under the new name "Kalashnikov". In a meeting with the Russian president, Mr. Rogozin has said "Izhmash and Izhmekh, with due respect, are not brands. "Kalashnikov" is a brand." Vladimir Putin supported the idea.[14] The merger was concluded on 13 August 2013.[1]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matthew Smith, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly (2013-08-12). "Izhmash formally renamed Kalashnikov - IHS Jane's 360". Janes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Annual report of "Izhmash" group". Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  3. ^ "Производителя автоматов Калашникова признали банкротом". Lenta.ru. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Andy. Cars of the Soviet Union (Haynes Publishing, Somerset, UK, 2008), p.180.
  5. ^ a b c d e Thompson, p.180.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Thompson, p.181.
  7. ^ Thompson, p.183 caption and p.185.
  8. ^ a b c d e Thompson, p.182.
  9. ^ Thompson, p.183.
  10. ^ Thompson, p.185.
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Официальный сайт группы предприятий "ИЖМАШ"". Izhmash.ru. 2001-09-02. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  13. ^ a b http://thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com/17287/breaking-import-of-kalashnikov-concern-aks-banned-by-executive-order/
  14. ^ Петрова, Анастасия (19 Nov 2012). Не только автомат. Создание концерна "Калашников" поддержано на высшем уровне. ВЗГЛЯД. Деловая Газета (in Russian). Retrieved 22 Nov 2012. 

External links[edit]

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