"Finland Red, Egypt White" as written by and Andrew Taylor....
Overall length eight hundred and seventy millimetres,
Length of barrel four hundred and fifteen millimetres,
Length of sighting line three-hundred and seventy-eight millimetres.

Weight of magazine empty point-four-two kilograms,
Weight of magazine loaded point-nine-two kilograms.

Overall weight with loaded magazine four-point-eight kilograms
Chamber Pressure forty thousand, five hundred and fifty pounds per square inch.

The seven-point-six-two millimetre Kalashnikov rifle,
Fires seven-point-two-six-six-two millimetre rounds, M one-ninety.

Muzzle velocity seven hundred and ten metres per second,
Two thousand, three hundred and eighty feet per second,
Specified rate of fire; six hundred rounds per minute.

(Six hundred rounds per minute)

Service ammunition is divided into full cartridges,
and special purpose cartridges.
Full 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
or destroying lightly armoured targets.

Tracer cartridges are used for target identification,
fire adjustment, signal purposes and destroying personnel

(Destroying personnel)

Tracer bullets can ignite.
The path of the bullet is indicated, by a red flame.
Eight B incendiary cartridges are used to ignite fuel,
gasoline and for destroying targets protected by thick armour plate.

The standard cartridge used by the AK-47 is the M-43,
Bullet weight one-two-two grains, powder weight 25 grains.
Standard markings, fool model PS, no colour.
Tracer model T-four-five, green tip.
Eight B I model BZ, black and red tip.
Incendiary model T, type Z, red tip.
Special cartridges, plastic, blank with metal case,
Finland red, Germany black, Egypt white.

Short range cartridges, full, round nose, lacquered steel case, white tip.
Tracer, round nose, lacquered steel case, white and dark green tip.

There are three basic models of the AK;
AK-47; machined receiver, no bayonet lug,
Polished hold and bolt cabinet,
Sighted up to eight hundred metres.

AK-M; stamped receiver, bayonet lug,
Plug lined bolt, beaver tailed fore-grip
Range up to a thousand metres

RP-K; squad LMD, longer barrel,
Equipped with seventy-five round drum magazine,
Forty round box magazine,
Or may use a standard thirty round magazine,

Despite a specification of six-hundred rounds per minute,
Extensive experience of all models, proves the full-automatic
rate to be approximately eight-hundred rounds per minute.

(Destroy personnel)

Lyrics submitted by o0Sid0o

"Finland Red, Egypt White" as written by Andrew Taylor

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Finland Red, Egypt White song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are apparently from a manual for the AK-47.
    vigilanton July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe AK-47 is the most numerous gun in the world.
    "Destroy Personnel" is a technical manual's way of saying "killing people", and I think the feeling of detachment from the act of killing is felt there in the song.
    We concentrate on the tech-spec of the weapon, it's Specified rate of fire, the Length of sighting line, the colour of the bullets (Finland Red, Egypt White ), rather than it's intended purpose of "Destroying Personnel"
    BlackSpikeon April 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinland uses a modified version of AK-74. AK 47 is a renewed version of the classic AK-74. Finnish army still uses this today. I don't remember the bullets being red tho.
    Wardraculaon January 11, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top