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


The RPK-74 is a 5.45 mm light support weapon featured in ArmA 2 and ARMA Reforger.

ArmA 2

« The RPK-74 is a light machine gun, first presented in 1974. It is a modernized variant of the AK-74 rifle and the modifications implemented mirror those made to the AKM. The RPK-74 uses 5.45x39 mm cartridges.
Armoury Description
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RPK-74 5.45 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png Russian Armed Forces
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Icon-side-greenfor.png United Nations
Type Light Support Weapon / SAW
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
45
Dispersion 0.0012 rad
Variants None
Games
Arma 2 logo.png
The RPK-74 5.45 mm light support weapon.

The RPK-74 is used by several OPFOR, Independent and BLUFOR factions in ArmA 2.

Overview

The RPK-74 is a gas operated squad automatic weapon that is chambered to fire the 5.45×39 mm round.

It is primarily feeds from 45-round box magazines, though it can also (optionally) load regular 30-round magazines shared with the AK-74 series of rifles and carbines.

The RPK-74 can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute and has a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s. The RPK-74 features a (non-functional) integrated bipod but does not support being fitted with any optical sights or side rail accessories, nor can it be suppressed.

The RPK-74 is the most widely used light support weapon in ArmA 2, with the majority of factions having their automatic riflemen equipped with one by default.

Russian automatic rifleman with the RPK-74.

Similar to its American, mercenary, and German-made counterparts, the RPK-74 serves as a light machine gun with decent accuracy over short-medium ranges. While the RPK-74 is less accurate than assault rifles like the AK-107, it compensates by feeding from 45-round box magazines instead.

However, the RPK-74's main disadvantage compared to its contemporary counterparts is its very low rate of fire. Unlike other LSW-type weapons, the RPK-74 inherits the same low RPM of its parent rifle. The other disadvantage is that it only has 45 rounds in its magazines as opposed to the 200 round belts for the M249, or the 100 rounds of the XM8/MG36.

In addition, the RPK-74's magazines occupy the exact same amount of slots, which means that the user is carrying far less total ammunition while using up the same amount of inventory space. Lastly, although it can be zeroed up to a maximum of 1000 m, the RPK-74 is restricted to just its ironsights and lacks magnified optics, rendering it difficult to see targets beyond 600 metres away.


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

The RPK-74 can be loaded with three types of magazines. The 30-rounders only take up one inventory slot apiece, while the 45-round magazines require two slots to carry:

45Rnd. RPK

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Standard 45-round box magazine loaded with 5.45 mm ball ammunition.

The fourth round fired is always a visible green tracer, while the last four rounds consist exclusively of tracers.

30Rnd. AK

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30-round plastic magazine used by its rifle counterparts.

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

Inventory icon for pre-CCP/CorePatch RPK drums.

  • Prior to the latest Steam version updates, ArmA 2's RPK-74s were erroneously depicted as being fed with 75-round drums as opposed to 45-round box magazines like their real-world counterparts.
    • While early models of the RPK-74 did use drum magazines, they were discontinued in favour of box magazines due to reliability issues with the drums.
    • Following the latest patches as part of the Community Configuration Project, RPK-74s have been correctly refactored to load exclusively from 45-round magazines (the old 75-round drums are no longer accessible).

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ARMA Reforger

« 5.45×39mm light machine gun.
Weapon Description
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RPK-74 5.45 mm
Reforger-icon-rpk74.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Soviet Union
Type Light Support Weapon
Calibre 5.45×39 mm
Magazine
capacity
45 / 30
Dispersion 0.400 m
Weight 4.85 kg (unloaded)
Variants None
Games
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The RPK-74 5.45 mm light support weapon.

The RPK-74 is used exclusively by Soviet military forces in ARMA Reforger.

Overview

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Returning in Reforger, the RPK-74 continues to feed from 45-round 5.45×39 mm curved magazines, though it can also load the AK-74's 30-rounder magazines if necessary.

Reforger's RPK-74 has a (non-functional) folding bipod but lacks support for optical sights and muzzle attachments. Compared to the AK-74, it has slightly lower fire rate of only 600 RPM. However, the RPK-74 retains a greater muzzle velocity of 943.4 m/s due to its longer barrel.

Manual zeroing is possible, starting at a minimum of 100 m up to a maximum of 1,000 m. Any adjustments are made with increments/decrements of 100 m.


Ammunition

Ammo parameters 7N6 7T3
Base damage value 76 76
Classification FMJ FMJ / Tracer
Aerodynamic friction 0.0000040 0.0000040
Initial velocity (m/s) 890 890
Penetration depth (mm) 6 6
Penetration density (g/cm3) 7.86 7.86
Penetration speed (m/s) 920 920

RPK-74s can load four types of magazines. By default, it feeds from 45-round magazines, though these are fully interchangeable with the AK-74 assault rifle. Likewise, the RPK-74 can also load 30-rounders if needed:

5.45×39mm 45rnd RPK-74 Mag

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Standard 45-round curved magazine. It uses a mixed load that combines both 7N6 ball and 7T3 tracer ammunition.

Every fifth round fired consists of a visible tracer. Only the last six rounds comprise entirely of visible tracers.

It has a weight of 0.300 kg, occupies 1x1 inventory slots, and has a volume of 300 cm3.

5.45×39mm 45rnd RPK-74 Tracer Mag

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Tracer magazine. All forty five of its rounds consist of 7T3 tracers.

It weighs the same as the standard mixed load 45-rounder magazine.

5.45×39mm 30rnd AK Mag

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Alternate 30-round plastic magazine intended for use on the AK-74. It is loaded with a mix of 7N6 and 7T3 ammunition (using a 25/5 split). The last five rounds of the magazine will consist entirely of tracers.

It has a weight of 0.230 kg and occupies 1x1 inventory slots with a volume of 200 cm3.

5.45×39mm 30rnd AK Tracer Mag

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AK-74 tracer magazine loaded with 7T3 ammunition. All thirty of its rounds consist of 7T3 tracers.

It shares the same weight, inventory slot layout, and volume space requirements of the AK-74's stock 30-round magazines.


Trivia

  • Although it is modelled with an integral bipod, Reforger's RPK-74 does not allow the user to deploy it as weapon deployment has not yet been added as a mechanic.

Gallery

External links

See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

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 marksman 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 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
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 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
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 9K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MRPG-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 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
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 9K32 Strela-2FIM-92F StingerRPG-7V
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 Reforger
Handguns M9 9 mmPM 9 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mmM16A2 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M21 SWS 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mmRPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers M72A3 LAWRPG-7V1
Static M2HB - TripodM60 - TripodPKM - Tripod
OFP-factionicon-sovietunion.png Soviet Union - Armoury (ARMA Reforger)
Handguns PM 9 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm
Sniper rifles SVD 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7V1
Static PKM - Tripod
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