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The AK-74 carbine is a Soviet-built assault rifle. It was one of the Long-Range weapons of the Spetsnaz.

Description

Weight: 7.3 lbs (3.7 kg)

Length: 37.1 in (94.3 cm)

Barrel Length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)

Cartridge: 5.45x39 mm

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Rate of Fire: 600 rounds/min

Muzzle Veloctiy: 2,953 ft/s (900 m/s)

Effective Range: 600 m

Feed System: 30 or 45-round detachable box magazine

Sights: Adjustable iron sights

Uses

The AK-74 was developed in the early 1970s in the Soviet Union to replace the earlier AKM (itself a refined version of the AK-47). The rifle used lighter bullets than the 47 model to reduce recoil, but these bullets 'tumble' when they hit a target, making the bullet tear instead of making a clean hole, making these smaller rounds just as lethal. The rifle first saw service with Soviet forces engaged in the 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, China, the former East Germany and Romania.

In show

In Green Beret vs Spetsnaz

The AK74 and M4 were determined to be equal as the users shot all the targets, ending this test as a tie.

In Back for Blood Special (Spetsnaz vs IRA)

The footage of season one was reviewed for the AR-15 ArmaLite and AK-74 Carbine. It was agreed that the Armalite was the more accurate weapon, but the AK-74 was the more durable weapon; hence, the result was a draw.

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