Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945). In 1946, the AK-47 was presented for official military trials, and in 1948, the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army. Even after almost seven decades, the model and its variants remain the most popular and widely used assault rifles in the world because of their substantial reliability under harsh conditions, low production costs compared to contemporary Western weapons, availability in virtually every geographic region and ease of use. The AK-47 has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with armed forces as well as irregular forces worldwide, and was the basis for developing many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. As of 2004, out of the estimated 500 million firearms worldwide, approximately 100 million belong to the Kalashnikov family, three-quarters of which are AK-47s.
The AK-47 appears as enemy weapon in every Conflict series, except Conflict: Vietnam
The AKS-47 appears as North Vietnamese army and the Viet Cong primary weapon in Conflict: Vietnam
Conflict: Desert Strom Edit
The AK-47, called "AK-47 Assault Rifle" in-game, is one of the primary weapons used by the Iraqi soldiers, also can be equipped by the player. The AK-47 in-game features semi-auto and full-auto fire modes.
Conflict: Global Terror Edit
The AK-47 is (not surprisingly) the most common assault rifle in the game. It is seen in Colombia, Ukraine, Egypt and the Philippines. Russian army colonel Pyotr Orlov uses one in Chechnya.
Conflict: Denied Ops Edit
AK-47 is a common enemy weapon throughout the game. Another version with synthetic black furniture appears.