The AK-74 is a variant of the venerable AK-47 Soviet made assault rifle. Designed as a potential upgrade for the original model, the AK-74 is a gas operated, rotating bolt selective fire assault rifle that is chambered in the 5.45mmx39mm M74 round. It has a cyclic 600rpm rate of fire, and is fed from a thirty round box magazine. The sights are the standard iron front post and rear notch. The ak-74 is a simple, potent rifle that is extremely reliable,accurate and flexible due to the 5.45x39 rounds good penetration, flat trajectory and high velocity. the rifles light weight and ability to provide automatic fire is a must on the modern battlefield.The rifle first saw service with Soviet forces engaged in the 1979 Afghanistan Conflict. Presently, the rifle continues to be used by the majority of countries of the former USSR. Additionally, unlicensed copies were produced in Bulgaria (AK-74 and AKS-74U), the former (MPi-AK-74N, MPi-AKS-74N, MPi-AKS-74NK) and Romania Besides former Soviet republics and eastern European countries, Mongolia, North Korean Special Forces, and Vietnamese People's Naval infantry use AK-74s.
In Ghost Recon Edit
The AK74 is featured in Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike, an expansion pack for the game Ghost Recon 2. It is featured in two variants: the standard assault rifle, and a version equipped with an underslung GP-25 40mm grenade launcher.
In Real World Edit
The AK-74 is a widely used assault rifle issued in most former USSR countries, first used in 1974 to Soviet troops during their conflict in Afghanistan. the ak-74 is lighter, and more controlable and more accurate than the predecessor ak-47 and akm rifled designed by kalashnikov. its cyclic rate provides good firepower and its muzzle brake makes the weapon very controllable. the ak-74's max straight target hitting distance is quoted as 625 meters of wich it is accurate out to about 500 meters or slightly farther with optics