>Vz. 58 looks like AK
>CZ 82 looks like Makarov
Any more guns those crazy Czechs visually copied?
Did ny other countries or companies engage in this kind of mimicry?
>weapons of the same era, purpose, bloc, design school and caliber look vaguely alike
>OMG THEYS COPIED IT
The 58 and AK and the 82 and Mak have nothing in common except the round and the fact both pairs work generally the same (gas operated select fire rifle, straight blowback pistol).
and they made them better
>Superior short stroke gas piston operation
>lighter than an AK but still implementing a milled receiver.
>bolt hold open function on last round, bolt stays open for new magazine insertion.
>can also use stripper clips
and then with the CZ 82
>double stack instead of single stack
>push button magazine release instead of heel release,
Czechs knew what they were doing.
basically, a much better sks that shoots a superior round.
I said VISUALLY copied.
To mimic simply means "to copy or imitate".
And the Vz for instance imitates the AK visually.
I'm a big fan of Czech guns actually, I own a Czech military surplus Vz.
>I said VISUALLY copied.
They only look very vaguely alike and that's because that's what your rifle ends up looking like when it's late 50's and you're designing a mag fed, short stroke piston operated intermediate rifle in 7.62x39.
No one is going to go out of their way and change the way their rifle looks just to appease sperglords that appear 50 years later.
The only thing "copied" was the concept, and only because their Soviet overlords mandated that their military arms use the same ammo. Other countries could have designed their own weapons, but they decided that literally copying the AKM was a better idea.
Who is more devoid of creativity? The people who design their own guns to fulfill the same role or the people who looked at the AKM and Makarov and said "good enough"?
The word "copied" implies that it was done on purpose.
somehow quoted OP instead of who I meant to quote
but yes, I'm saying it was not done on purpose.
Ask yourself this:
"If they liked the gun so much, why would they bother to design a whole new gun instead of simply copying it like the rest of the Eastern Bloc?"
The visual similarities are coincidental.
get some fucking glasses and look at the guns next to eachother
the czechs caved and used the same rounds, the rest does not look all that similar other than handguard locations catching your eye first
even the handguns are actually quite different looking from eachother
>No one went and said "lol let's make our rifle look like the AK
>The visual similarities are coincidental.
>does not look all that similar
It's like I entered some kind of twilight zone of retardation.
>the striking resemblance
Go look up some of the assault rifles designed in the combloc between 1940 and 1980.
Then list the ones that didn't look like a slightly deformed AK.
>everyone intentionally copied the AK aesthetics for some reason!
The layout just happened to be the best solution known at the time for any suitable design and the looks just followed.
...nah, that's stupid. Everyone copying AK aesthetics whether they were suitable or not explains it better.