Finland Red, Egypt White (song)

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The song Finland Red, Egypt White is on the Sisterhood album Gift.

Apparently, its lyrics are some operators' manual for an AK-47.

The music was written by Andrew Eldritch.

Finland Red, Egypt White is one of the songs that have never been performed live.


Overall length: 870 millimetres
Length of barrel: 415 millimetres
Length of sighting line: 378 millimetres
Weight of magazine empty: .42 kilograms
Weight of magazine loaded: .92 kilograms
Overall weight with loaded magazine: 4.8 kilograms
Chamber pressure: 40,550 pounds per square inch

The 7.62-millimetre Kalashnikov rifle fire 7.2662 millimetre rounds, M1943
Muzzle velocity: 710 metres per second, 2,380 feet per second
Specified rate of fire: 600 rounds per minute
600 rounds per minute
600 rounds per minute

Service ammunition is divided into ball cartridge and special-purpose cartridges.
Ball ammunition is used to destroy personnel.
Special ammunition, depending upon its construction, is designed for target identification and correction of fire, ignition of fuel and highly flammable objects, and for destroying lightly armoured targets.
Tracer cartridges are used for target indication, fire adjustment, signal purposes and destroying personnel. And destroying personnel. Personnel.
Tracer bullets can ignite, can ignite.
The path of the bullet is indicated by a red flame.
AP incendiary cartridges are used for destroying fuel, gasoline, and for destroying targets protected by thin armour plate.
The standard cartridge used by the AK-47 is the M43.
Bullet weight: 122 grains
Powder weight: 25 grains
Standard markings:
Ball model: PS - no colour
Tracer model: T45 - green tip
API model: BZ - black and red tip
Incendiary model: T, type Z - red tip</br> Special cartridges: Plastic blank with metal case
Finland: Red, Germany: Black, Egypt: White.

Short-range cartridges: ball, round nosed, lacquered steel case, white tip.
Tracer: round nosed, lacquered steel case, white or green tip.
There are three basic models of the AK:
AK47: Machined receiver, no bayonet lug, polished bolt and bolt carrier, sight up to 800 metres.
AKM: Stamped receiver, bayonet lug, parkerized bolt, beaver-tail fore grip, side up to 1,000 metres.
RPK: Squad LMG, longer barrel, equipped with 75-round drum magazine, 40-round box magazine, or may use a standard 30-round magazine.
Despite a specification of 600 rounds per minute, extensive experience with all models proves the full automatic rate to be approximately 800 rounds per minute.

Destroy personnel.
Destroy personnel.
Destroy personnel.

Music: Andrew Eldritch / Lyrics: Operator's Manual for an AK-47
Lyrics and music are property and copyright of their respective rights holders and provided only for study purposes.

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