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 Users  Russian Ground Forces
 Cartridge  5.45×39mm
 Capacity  30 Round Box Magazine
 Fire Mode  Semi-Automatic or Fully Automatic at 650RPM

Not to be confused by its parent, the AK-74.

The AK-74M is one of the Weapons available in Squad. The AK-74M is adopted as the standard service rifle of Russian Ground Forces (RGF) since 1991. The AK-74M is a modern variant of the AK-74 rifle. It functions in Squad as both a carbine and assault rifle.

General Description[edit | edit source]

The AK-74M is a gas-operated and rotated bolt assault rifle. It is designed by renown Russian designer Mikhail Kalashnikov and the Izhmash factory in 1991. Originally designed to replace its parent, the AK-74, as the standard service rifle of the Soviet Army, it was later adopted by the RGF when the Soviet Army dissolved. The AK-74M is used by the RGF as well as other countries such as Azerbaijan and Cyprus.

The AK-74M has basically adopted all its main features and functions from the AK-74. However, unlike the AK-74, the AK-74M incorporates a glass-filled polyamide folding stock, dovetail side rail, a modified muzzle brake, a smooth dust cover, a new front sight basement, plastic furniture, a reinforced dust cover clamp. The AK-74M is compatible with Soviet/Russian-made underbarrel grenade launchers such as the GP-25 and its dovetail side rail allows the installment of various collimator and optic sights, including the 1P78 Kashtan and PSO-1. Like its predecessor, the AK-74, the AK-74M uses 5.45x39mm cartridges.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • The AK-74M magazine holds 30 rounds.
  • When the AK-74M is equipped by a Squad Leader, every 4th round is a tracer round.
  • Can be fired on automatic or semi-automatic.
  • The AK-74M is only used by one faction; the RGF. It is issued to the Squad Leader, Medic, Rifleman, Grenadier, Light Anti-Tank, Heavy Anti-Tank and Combat Engineer classes of the RGF.
  • Available with 1P78 Kashtan optical sight or with 1P63 Obzor collimator sight.
    • The collimator sight gives rifleman and supplementary combat roles, allowing for quicker target acquisition in close quarters combat.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

The AK-74M has much less bullet drop when compared to it's American counterpart, the M4A1 carbine. This is due to its smaller caliber.

Average impacts from 50, 100 and 200 Meters

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The abbreviation AK from AK-74M stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova (Автомат Калашникова) which means in English from Russian, "Kalashnikov automatic rifle". 74 stands for the year the AK-74M's parent, the AK-74, was designed, which is 1974. The M in AK-74M means Модернизированный which translates from Russian to English; "Modernized" or "Improved".

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