Ignore the blatantly one-sided series of articles from the UK and US gutterersnipers: propaganda has rarely looked so good FACT
Most will be familiar with that most “iconic” of weapons – the AK47. A simple design to mass-produce, easy to maintain in extreme conditions, air-cooled with that distinctive “thaka-thaka” cyclic rate; and the calibre to cause lots of trouble. They still make them – and the company, Kalishnikov have just announced their grand entrance into the electric vehicle (EV) market with the retro-look CV-1. Aimed squarely at the Tesla brand, the company promises “new technologies”, a charge range of 350kms and 6 seconds to 100kph from the standing start. It’s big, brash and comes in any colour as long as it is duck-egg blue. In recent years the Russian player has been “diversifying”, drifting ever-so-slightly away from the core arms business, recently launching a FREEKIN’ ROBOT(!!), a clothes line, luxury brand smartphone covers, umbrellas and…drones. Akar?