The AKS-74U (U—Ukorochenniy, lit. Shortened), is a compact submachine gun available for use by Ghost Recon.
In Ghost ReconEdit
In 1979, a shortened carbine variant of the AKS-74 was adopted into service with the Soviet Army: The AKS-74U, which in terms of tactical deployment, bridges the gap between a submachine gun and an assault rifle. It was intended for use mainly with special forces, airborne infantry, rear-echelon support units and armored vehicle crews. It is still used in these roles, but has been augmented by various submachine guns, and the AK-105. It is also commonly used by law enforcement; for example, each urban police foot patrol is issued at least one.
The AKS-74U is significantly more maneuverable in tight quarters than the AKS-74; however, the significant decline in muzzle velocity from 900 m/s (2,952.8 ft/s) to 735 m/s (2,411.4 ft/s) resulted in a decrease in effective range (the effective hitting distance for a "running"-type silhouette target was reduced from 625 to 350 m). The carbine cannot mount a bayonet or standard under-barrel grenade launcher. However, a suppressed 30mm BS-1 grenade launcher was developed specifically for that platform that fires a high-explosive dual purpose (HEDP) grenade. The grenades for the BS-1 are launched by special blank cartridges that are inserted into the grenade launcher via a detachable magazine. The majority of AKS-74U carbines were manufactured at the Tula Arms Factory rather than Izhmash. The AKS-74U was also used as the basis for several other unique weapons, including the bullpup OTs-14 Groza specialist carbine and the Gepard series of multi-caliber submachine guns (none of which evolved past prototype stage).
|Handguns|| 45T • GSh-18 • MP-412 • OTS-33 • KARD • X26 Taser • X3 Taser|
|Assault rifles|| 417 • A-91 • ACR • AK-200 • AN94 • TAR-21|
|Light machine guns|| LSAT • MK 48 • PKP • Stoner 96 • Type 95 • Ultimax MK.5|
|Submachine guns|| AKS-74U • Goblin • Type 05 • L22A2 • MP7 • P90 • PDR-C • PP-19 • PP2000 • SA58 OSW • Skorpion • SR-3M • Vector|
|Shotguns||M1014 • M12 • M590A1 • MTS-255 • RMB-93 • SAIGA 12|
|Sniper rifles||KSVK • M110 • MSR • PSL-54C • SRR • VSS|