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NOTE: This article is about AK-74s featured in main ArmA games. For East German AK-74s in ArmA 3's Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany Creator DLC, see AK-74 (Global Mobilization).


The AK-74 is a 5.45 mm assault rifle that has been featured in all of the ArmA games to date, beginning with ArmA: Cold War Assault and all the way to ArmA 3.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

« The AK-74 assault rifle was manufactured in 1979 by Avtomat Kalashnikova, to replace the aging AK-47. The Kalashnikov sub-machineguns are well known for their reliability. The AK-74 was designed for army personnel and law and order forces.
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AK-74 5.45 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Soviet Union
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.0002 rad (semi)
0.0008 rad (burst)
0.0004 rad (full)
Variants AK-74 GL, AK-74 SU
Games
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The AK-74 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AK-74 is used by both Soviet military forces and Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The AK-74 is a selective fire assault rifle that is chambered to fire the ubiquitous 5.45×39 mm round.

It loads from 30-round plastic magazines, is capable of attaining a fire rate of up to 650 rounds per minute, and has a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The AK-74 is accurate at distances of up to 400 metres.

Replacing the long-outdated AK-47, the AK-74 is the latest model in the Kalashnikov assault rifle family. It is primarily used by the Soviet Armed Forces, though stocks of AK-74s have also fallen into the hands of anti-Soviet resistance groups.

Soviet AT rifleman wielding an AK-74.

Unlike the older AK-47, the AK-74 fires the smaller but lighter 5.45 mm round. Though it has reduced stopping power compared to the AK-47's 7.62 mm, the AK-74 makes up for it by being far more accurate at distances of beyond 250 metres. In addition, it has much less recoil which renders it easier to control when firing on full auto.

In some respects, the AK-74 is slightly superior to its American counterpart in close quarters. Whereas the M16A2 is limited to a 3-round burst fire mode only, the AK-74 has access to all three modes (semi-auto, burst, full auto) and does not leave its user vulnerable should they miss their initial shots.


Variants

AK-74 GL

AK-74 GL 5.45 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Soviet Union
Type Assault Rifle / UGL
Calibre 5.45×39 mm / 40 mm
Magazine
capacity
30 / 1
Dispersion 0.0002 rad (semi)
0.0008 rad (burst)
0.0004 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AK-74 SU
Games
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The AK-74 GL 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AK-74 GL is a modified variant of the baseline AK-74 rifle fitted with an underbarrel 40 mm grenade launcher.

The AK-74's GP-25 grenade launcher is accurate at distances of up to 250 metres, and can launch either high-explosive (HE) or flare rounds. There are no other differences with regards to performance or functionality.

AK-74 SU

« The version was developed from the AK-74, but radically differs from it in terms of the design of separate units and combat characteristics. The AK-74 SU features a short barrel, lesser muzzle velocity, high rate of fire, but more lower consistency of fire, compared to thet of AK-74. The AK-74 SU is intended for special subunits of airborne troops, combat engineers and drivers of combat vehicles.
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AK-74 SU 5.45 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Soviet Union
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.0002 rad (semi)
0.0008 rad (burst)
0.0004 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AK-74 GL
Games
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The AK-74 SU 5.45 mm carbine.

The AK-74 SU is a carbine variant of the baseline AK-74 rifle. It is the primary weapon of Soviet ground vehicle and aircraft crewmen along with some Spetsnaz operatives.

Aside from its shorter barrel, it is barely any different (statistically) to regular AK-74s as it fires the same 5.45 mm round as its parent.

The main difference is that it is much less accurate when firing on burst. However, this is barely noticeable in close quarters and will not become apparent unless the user intends to attack targets standing 200 metres or more away from their position.


Ammunition

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Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
9 900

For grenade rounds usable with the GP-25, refer to its dedicated article here.

All three variants of the AK-74 support loading only one type of magazine. It requires one inventory slot to carry:

AK74 Mag.

30-round plastic magazine loaded with 5.45 mm ball ammunition.


Trivia

  • The real-world AK-74, together with all of its variants, does not actually have the ability to make use of a three-round burst fire mode. They exclusively use only two firing modes: semi-automatic, and fully-automatic.
  • Oddly enough, the AK-74 seems to use the same model as the AK-47 with only slight adjustments made to the AK-74's stock, muzzle brake and magazine (both weapons are mechanically different in real-life). The in-game AK-74 features a more angled gas tube, has an angled stock instead of straight (exactly like the AK-47), and also features a visibly more curved magazine.
    • This erroneous appearance can be somewhat attributed to the fact that Soviet military forces were originally intended to wield AK-47s in lieu of the AK-74 (as seen in several early pre-release versions of the game) before finally being patched to use the appearance of the AK-74 in beta versions starting with Patch 0.36 (then-known as Operation Flashpoint DEMO).
    • However, the developers did not actually create a new model specifically for the AK-74, but rather used the existing AK-47 with only a different texture applied to the magazine (depicting plastic wood-imitation, instead of black metallic) along with the distinctive muzzle brake/flash hider added at the barrel end (which essentially turns it into a hybrid of the AK-47 and AK-74).
  • The so-called "AK-74 SU" on the other hand, retained the ribbed steel magazine rather than plastic which was used exclusively for 7.62 mm ammunition despite the fact that the weapon itself is chambered to fire 5.45 mm.
    • This is because the "AK-74 SU" is actually not modelled after real AKS-74U carbines but is actually modelled after a fictional airsoft replica known as the "AK Beta Spetsnaz", which would explain the origins of its unusual all-out silver finish as well as a non-standard handguard (featuring only a single cooling slot) combined with a side-folding stock from Czech-made vz. 58 assault rifles.
    • The fact that the "AK-74 SU" is modelled after a fictional replica rather than a real AK-74 may be explained by the artists obviously thinking that the replica represented a real Soviet-era AKS-74U carbine and thus, decided to create the in-game model based on it.
  • The AK-74 originally used a completely different set of sounds and featured a distinctive, blunt firing sound effect.
    • The original sounds were used in all of the game's versions - including both the baseline Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and Codemasters' unofficial Red Hammer addon, up until the addition of the Operation Flashpoint: Resistance expansion pack.
    • Because Resistance was treated as a separate expansion rather than being integrated into the base game as in the current version of Cold War Assault (pre-Patch 1.99), it was still possible to hear the original AK-74's firing sounds. For obvious reasons, this is no longer possible in the official re-release version of CWA.

Gallery

ArmA: Armed Assault

« The AK-74 is the successor to the famous AK-47, resizing its caliber to 5.45mm, probably as reaction to the ubiquitous 5.56mm NATO.
The most visible modification is the muzzle brake. This muzzle brake drastically cuts the already mild recoil of the AK-74 but increases noise and muzzle flash.
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The AK-74 is used exclusively by the SLA in ArmA: Armed Assault.


Variants

AK-74 5.45 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00125 rad (semi)
0.00125 rad (burst)
0.00125 rad (full)
Variants AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO, AKS-74U
Games
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The Armed Assault AK-74 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AK-74 is a 5.45 mm assault rifle used exclusively by SLA forces in ArmA: Armed Assault.

The AK-74 returns from Cold War Assault and is the service weapon of all SLA infantry. It continues to load from 30-round plastic magazines and can achieve a fire rate of up to 600 RPM. The AK-74 is not available in any variants fitted with optical sights or muzzle attachments.

Moderately powerful and simple to use, the AK-74 is a decent assault rifle that is generally accurate out to a range of between roughly 400-500 metres.

Because the baseline weapon lacks optical sights and has hard-to-use tangential ironsights, it can be somewhat difficult to reliably land shots at these distances. Which in practice, limits its actual effective range to just 300-350 metres or less.

AK-74 + GP-25 5.45 mm
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Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Assault Rifle / UGL
Calibre 5.45×39 mm / 40 mm GP-25
Magazine
capacity
30 / 1
Dispersion 0.00125 rad (semi)
0.00125 rad (burst)
0.00125 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AKS-74 PSO, AKS-74U
Games
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The AK-74 + GP-25 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AK-74 + GP-25 is a 5.45 mm assault rifle used exclusively by SLA forces in ArmA: Armed Assault.

The AK-74 + GP-25 is simply a modified AK-74 that has been fitted with an underbarrel grenade launcher.

The underbarrel GP-25 can load either 40 mm high-explosive (HE) or illumination flare rounds. Its 40 mm grenades are not interchangeable with those used by the M4 carbine or the M16A4's M203 (and vice versa).

AKS-74 PSO 5.45 mm
Arma1-icon-aks74pso.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00125 rad (semi)
0.00125 rad (burst)
0.00125 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74U
Games
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The AKS-74 PSO 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AKS-74 PSO is a 5.45 mm assault rifle used exclusively by SLA forces in ArmA: Armed Assault.

The AKS-74 PSO is a slightly modified variant of the baseline rifle. Aesthetically, it uses a metallic stock rather than a fixed wooden one.

The AKS-74 PSO's primary advantage lies in its telescopic sight, which is always attached to it by default. The scope effectively extends its range to just over 400 metres and makes aiming at those distances easier.

However it is slightly more cumbersome to wield, and remains statistically identical to its parent weapon when it comes to accuracy, fire rate and recoil.

« The AKS-74U is a personal defense weapon for vehicles and helicopter crews, and for the special operations forces, who require a compact and relatively powerful weapon in a single package.
While the AKS-74U is the size a typical submachine gun, it has the advantage of using the standard assault rifle ammunition and magazines.
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AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Arma1-icon-aks74u.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.45×39 mm / 5.45×39 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00175 rad (semi)
0.00175 rad (burst)
0.00175 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO
Games
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The AKS-74U 5.45 mm carbine.

The AKS-74U is a 5.45 mm carbine used exclusively by SLA forces in ArmA: Armed Assault.

The AKS-74U is a carbine variant of the baseline AK-74 rifle. Aside from having almost twice as much dispersion against targets located beyond 250 metres, the AKS-74U is largely indifferent overall performance-wise.

This is the only variant of the AK-74 that can be fitted with a sound suppressor. It is designated as the AKS-74UN and can load the same magazines as its parent weapon.


Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Initial velocity (m/s)
5.45×39 mm 8 900
5.45×39 mm SD 8 320

For grenade rounds usable with the GP-25, refer to its dedicated article here.

All three variants of the AK-74 support being loaded with two types of magazines. They each occupy a single inventory slot:

30Rnd. AK

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30-round plastic magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

30Rnd. AK SD

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Specialised magazine loaded with subsonic 5.45 mm ammunition. Rounds fired from this magazine specifically have a lower muzzle velocity of 320 m/s.


Trivia

  • The AKS-74 PSO variant was not added until the release of Patch 1.04.

Gallery

ArmA 2

« The AK-74 is the successor to the infamous AK-47, resizing its caliber to 5.45mm, probably in response to the ubiquity of the 5.56mm NATO round. The most visible modification is the muzzle brake. This muzzle brake drastically cuts the already mild recoil of the AK-74 but increases noise and muzzle flash.
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The AK-74 is used by several OPFOR, Independent and BLUFOR factions in ArmA 2.


Variants

AK-74 5.45 mm
Arma2-icon-ak74.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-greenfor.png United Nations
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00125 rad (semi)
0.00125 rad (burst)
0.00125 rad (full)
Variants AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74, AKS-74U
Games
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The ArmA 2 AK-74 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AK-74 is a 5.45 mm assault rifle used by several OPFOR, Independent and BLUFOR factions in ArmA 2.

Returning from Armed Assault, the AK-74 has largely remained unchanged aside from the addition of a few more variants.

Once again, it still loads from 30-round plastic magazines and has an identical rate of fire. The AK-74 is now available in a variety of models with various optical sights and muzzle attachments fitted.

The AK-74 is the most widely used weapon in-game, with all Chernarussian factions using the weapon in some form as their main weapon. Most notably, it is used by the CDF, NAPA guerillas, Takistani guerillas, and by the Chernarussian contingent of UN peacekeepers as their standard assault rifle.

It is also used in limited (albeit still significant) numbers by ChDKZ insurgents, the Takistani military and by militia groups allied to the army.

Compared to its antiquated counterpart, the AK-74 fires a smaller and slightly less powerful round, but is lighter to carry and is more accurate at longer ranges.

Overall performance has been largely uncharged like its predecessor in Armed Assault, resulting in the AK-74 continuing to remain as a rugged and reliable weapon in the right hands.

However against the American M16A4 and Mk16 rifles, the AK-74 is vastly inferior accuracy-wise. It has almost 25% increased dispersion against targets located beyond ~ 460 metres, making the AK-74 almost as inaccurate as carbines but with none of the advantages of the latter.

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« The AK-74 is the successor to the infamous AK-47, resizing its caliber to 5.45mm, probably in response to the ubiquity of the 5.56mm NATO round.
This version features an additional GP-25 40mm grenade launcher.
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AK-74 GP-25 5.45 mm
Arma2-icon-ak74gl.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-greenfor.png United Nations
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Type Assault Rifle / UGL
Calibre 5.45×39 mm / 40 mm GP-25
Magazine
capacity
30 / 1
Dispersion 0.00125 rad (semi)
0.00125 rad (burst)
0.00125 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AKS-74, AKS-74U
Games
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The AK-74 GP-25 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AK-74 GP-25 is a 5.45 mm assault rifle used by several OPFOR, Independent and BLUFOR factions in ArmA 2.

The AK-74 GP-25 is simply a modified variant of the baseline AK-74 that has been fitted with an underbarrel grenade launcher.

The underbarrel GP-25 can load a variety of 40 mm high-explosive (HE), smoke or flare grenades. Note that its 40 mm grenades are not interchangeable with those used by the M4A1/M16A4's M203, nor those of the EGLM used by the SCAR series of assault/battle rifles (and vice versa).

There is also an additional variant of the AK-74 GP-25 that has a Kobra collimator sight mounted on top by default, and is designated as the AK-74 GP-25 Kobra. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion.

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« The AKS-74 is the successor to the famous AK-47, resizing its caliber to 5.45mm, probably as reaction to the ubiquitous 5.56mm NATO.
The most visible modification is the muzzle brake. This muzzle brake drastically cuts the already mild recoil of the AKS-74 but increases noise and muzzle flash.
Armoury Description
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AKS-74 5.45 mm
Arma2-icon-aks74.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-greenfor.png United Nations
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Type Assault Rifle
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00125 rad (semi)
0.00125 rad (burst)
0.00125 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74U
Games
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The AKS-74 5.45 mm assault rifle.

The AKS-74 is a 5.45 mm assault rifle used by several OPFOR, Independent and BLUFOR factions in ArmA 2.

The AKS-74 is a modified variant of the baseline rifle that has a folding stock. It is virtually identical to the baseline rifle aside from the stock. The AKS-74 is notable for being the only variant of the AK-74 that has the most options when it comes to accessories.

These choices range from the Kobra collimator to the PSO-1 telescopic sight, and the NSPU night vision sight. However unlike with the AKS-74U, there are no variants of the AKS-74 that have suppressors attached by default.

There is also an additional variant that has a GOSHAWK thermal scope mounted on top, and is designated as the AKS-74 GOSHAWK. It was added with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion.

« The AKS-74U is a personal defense weapon for vehicles and helicopter crews, and for the special operations forces, who require a compact and relatively powerful weapon in a single package.
While the AKS-74U is the size a typical submachine gun, it has the advantage of using the standard assault rifle ammunition and magazines.
Armoury Description
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AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Arma2-icon-aks74u.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-greenfor.png United Nations
Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.45×39 mm / 5.45×39 mm SD
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.002 rad (semi)
0.002 rad (burst)
0.002 rad (full)
Variants AK-74, AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74
Games
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The AKS-74U 5.45 mm carbine.

The AKS-74U is a 5.45 mm carbine used by several OPFOR, Independent and BLUFOR factions in ArmA 2.

The AKS-74U is a carbine variant of the baseline weapon. Normally carried by tank crews, pilots and team leaders, it is virtually identical in all other aspects aside from having a smaller effective range compared to its rifle counterpart due to its shorter barrel (and being slightly less accurate as a result).

There is also an additional variant of the AKS-74U that has a Kobra optic mounted on top and a suppressor attached to the muzzle. This specific variant is designated as the AKS-74UN Kobra and is exclusively used by the Takistani Army's elite troops.

This variant is also chambered to fire the same 5.45×39 mm round but uses special subsonic ammunition that can only be loaded by the AKS-74UN (the magazines themselves are not interchangeable).


Camouflage

  • Black: Black/dark grey scheme with wooden furniture and stock. Applied onto baseline AK-74s and AKS-74s (AKS-74s use a black stock).
  • Plum: Black finish with plum-coloured furniture. Exclusive to AKS-74U carbines.

Ammunition

Round name Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
5.45×39 mm 7 -0.001412 900
5.45×39 mm SD 8 -0.0006 320

For grenade rounds usable with the GP-25, refer to its dedicated article here.

All three variants of the AK-74 support being loaded with two types of magazines. They each occupy a single inventory slot:

30Rnd. AK

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30-round plastic magazine. Does not contain any visible tracers.

30Rnd. AK SD

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Specialised magazine loaded with subsonic 5.45 mm ammunition. Rounds fired from this magazine specifically have a lower muzzle velocity of 320 m/s.


Trivia

  • Russian soldiers in ArmA 2 are unauthentically depicted with carrying the AK-107 as their service rifle instead of an improved AK-74 variant designated as the "AK-74M" (GRAU index code: 6P34). As of 2019, the AK-74M was still the standard-issue weapon of the Russian military.

Gallery

ArmA 3

« The AKS-74U is basically a shortened AK-74, which enabled significant production savings. Like the AK-74, this variant is also chambered in 5.45x39 mm, but its compact dimensions make it suitable for special forces, vehicle crews, police patrols, etcetera. However, the lower muzzle velocity makes the AKS-74U effective up to around 400 meters only.
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AKS-74U 5.45 mm
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Faction Icon-side-greenfor.png Syndikat
Icon-side-blufor.png Loyalists
Icon-side-greenfor.png L'Ensemble
Icon-side-redfor.png Gendarmerie
Type Carbine
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
30
Dispersion 0.00203 rad
Mass 80
Variants None
Games
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The AKS-74U 5.45 mm carbine.

The AKS-74U is used by several Independent, BLUFOR and OPFOR factions, as well as with Livonian criminals in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Apex DLC.

Overview

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Favoured by both criminals and insurgents alike, the AKS-74U continues to remain as a compact and reliable carbine in ArmA 3.

It still loads from 30-round plastic magazines but now has a fire rate that can reach up to 705 RPM. The AKS-74U has a muzzle velocity of 735 m/s but unlike its ArmA 2 counterpart, the ArmA 3 AKS-74U lacks the ability to mount accessories and cannot be fitted with muzzle attachments.

The AKS-74U is best suited for close quarters combat thanks to its compact dimensions, light weight and minimal inertia penality. It has a maximum zeroing range of 600 metres but given its shortened barrel length and increased dispersion, the AKS-74U is mostly useless for targets beyond 300 metres.

Due to its low muzzle velocity and below average fire rate (only the MXC's fire rate is less than that of the AKS-74U's), the AKS-74U is quite a niche carbine that has too few upsides and plenty of disadvantages. Unless there are no alternatives to be had, the AKS-74U should always be discarded in favour of better carbines in its class.


Ammunition

Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s) Penetration depth (mm)
8 -0.0013 735 6.615

The AKS-74U supports four types of magazines. They all have identical weights of 8 "mass" apiece:

5.45 mm 30Rnd Reload Tracer (Yellow) Mag

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30-round plastic magazine. The last four rounds will always consist of yellow tracers.

5.45 mm 30Rnd Reload Tracer (Green) Mag

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Identical to regular 30-rounders, but the last four tracers are coloured in green instead.

5.45 mm 30Rnd Tracer (Yellow) Mag

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Contains 30 rounds worth of visible yellow tracers.

5.45 mm 30Rnd Tracer (Green) Mag

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Identical to yellow tracer magazines but consists of 30 green-coloured tracers instead.


Trivia

  • It is one of the few weapons in ArmA 3 that uses its real-world manufacturer name.
  • Prior to the release of the Tac-Ops DLC, the AKS-74U was exclusively portrayed as a Syndikat-only weapon. It was later changed with the release of the DLC's first scenario, Beyond Hope, which showed the weapon in use by Altian government loyalists (the predecessors of the modern-day FIA).
    • The Old Man mini-campaign/scenario also depicts Tanoan Gendarmerie officers wielding the AKS-74U, though only some tactical units utilise it in lieu of the Protector SMG.

Gallery

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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Handguns 92F 9 mmCZ-75 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns Ingram .45MP5SD3 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mmUZI 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mmXM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mmFN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mmG36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30MM-1
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotCarl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAWRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-sovietunion.png Soviet Union - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL)
Sniper rifles SVD 7.62 mm
Machineguns PK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-fia.png FIA - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mm* • CZ-75 9 mm* • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm*
Submachine guns Ingram .45* • UZI 9 mm*
Shotguns Kozlice*
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm* (AK-47 GL*, AK-47 CZ*) • AK-74 5.45 mmAUG A1 5.56 mm* • FN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm*
Machine guns PK 7.62 mm*
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2* • M72 LAW* • RPG-75NH*
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* primarily used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign
Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Arma1-factionicon-sla.png SLA - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMSearchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksmen rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerIgla 9K38M136M47 DragonMAAWSMetis-M 9K115-2NLAWRPG-7VRPG-18Strela-2 9K32SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-cdf.png CDF - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-russianarmedforces.png Russian Armed Forces - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mm
Shotguns Saiga 12K
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25)
Designated marksman rifles VSS Vintorez 9 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers Igla 9K38Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-13Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-chdkz.png ChDKZ - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-napa.png NAPA - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-unitednations.png United Nations - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74)
Sniper rifles SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7V
Static AGS-30KORDSearchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Weapons of ArmA 3
Handguns 4-five .45ACP-C2 .45P07 9 mmPM 9 mmRook-40 9 mmStarter Pistol 10 mmSpectrum DeviceZubr .45
Submachine guns ADR-97 5.7 mmPDW2000 9 mmProtector 9 mmSting 9 mmVermin .45
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AKU-12 7.62 mmAKS-74U 5.45 mmKatiba Carbine 6.5 mmMk20C 5.56 mmMXC 6.5 mmTRG-20 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmCAR-95 series (CAR-95, CAR-95 GL) • Katiba 6.5 mm (Katiba GL) • MX series (MX, MX 3GL) • Mk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • Promet series (Promet, Promet GL, Promet SG) • SDAR 5.56 mmSPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL) • Type 115 6.5 mmTRG-21 5.56 mm (TRG-21 EGLM)
Designated marksmen rifles ASP-1 Kir 12.7 mmCMR-76 6.5 mmCyrus 9.3 mmMk-I EMR 7.62 mmMk14 7.62 mm (Classic) • Mk18 ABR 7.62 mmMAR-10 .338MXM 6.5 mmPromet MR 6.5 mmRahim 7.62 mmSPAR-17 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles GM6 Lynx 12.7 mmM320 LRR .408
Squad automatic weapons CAR-95-1 5.8 mmLIM-85 5.56 mmMk200 6.5 mmMX SW 6.5 mmRPK-12 7.62 mmSPAR-16S 5.56 mmZafir 7.62 mm
Machine guns Navid 9.3 mmSPMG .338
Launchers 9M135 VoronaMAAWS Mk4PCMLRPG-7RPG-42Titan MPRLTitan MPRL Compact
Static M2Mk6 MortarMk30Mk32Remote DesignatorStatic Titan Launcher (AA, AT)
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Karts DLC | Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC | Tanks DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-gendarmerie.png Gendarmerie - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns P07 9 mm
Submachine guns ADR-97 TR* (ADR-97C TR*) • Protector 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • Katiba Carbine 6.5 mm*
Assault rifles AKM 7.62 mm* • Katiba 6.5 mm* • Promet series* (Promet*, Promet SG*) • SPAR-16 5.56 mm*
Squad automatic weapons LIM-85 5.56 mm*
Launchers RPG-7*
Static M2*
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* denotes post-Apex Protocol weapons.
Apex DLC | Contact DLC
Arma3-factionicon-syndikat.png Syndikat - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns PM 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons LIM-85 5.56 mm
Launchers RPG-7
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Apex DLC
Arma3-factionicon-loyalists.png Government Loyalists - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns ACP-C2 .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmMk20C 5.56 mmTRG-20 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmMk20 5.56 mm (Mk20 EGLM) • SPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL) • TRG-21 5.56 mm (TRG-21 EGLM)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk14 7.62 mmMk18 ABR 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons LIM-85 5.56 mmMk200 6.5 mm
Launchers RPG-7RPG-42
Static M2Mk6 Mortar
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Marksmen DLC | Apex DLC
Arma3-factionicon-syndikat.png L'Ensemble - Armoury (ArmA 3)
Handguns PM 9 mm
Submachine guns Sting 9 mmPDW2000 9 mmProtector 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmAKU-12 7.62 mm
Assault rifles AK-12 series (AK-12, AK-12 GL) • AKM 7.62 mmSPAR-16 series (SPAR-16, SPAR-16 GL)
Designated marksmen rifles Mk14 Classic 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons LIM-85 5.56 mmRPK-12 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7RPG-42
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Apex DLC | Contact DLC