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create alias kalashnikov_rifle -> kalashnikov
Apparently not all guns designed by the late, venerated Mikhail T. Kalashnikov are not even rifles. Here are some examples.
- PP-19 Bizon is a submachine gun. It was designed by his son. See post #4821049
- PP-19-01 is also an SMG. See post #5121862.
- RPK, RPK-74 as well as RPK-16 are technically light machine guns.
- Saiga-12 is a shotgun. See post #5053331.
- PKM as well as PKP Pecheneg are belt-fed general purpose machine guns designed by Kalashnikov, hence their name.
I suggest this to make it more versatile and applicable. This can also apply to any firearms designed by him, including non-AK models, as well as those designed. Just because their platform and mechanism is based on the Kalashnikov rifle, does not mean they are rifles too.
I should not use this tag for guns which its mechanism is influenced by the AK and resembles the AK, but not an exact copy of it - Galil, Galil Ace, Rk62, Valmet M78/83, or the Dragunov SVD.