|Full name||Avtomat Kalashnikova (Automatic Kalashnikov) 1974 Modernizirovannyi (Modernized)|
|Country of origin||Soviet Union|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Released on||CN (AK74M), TW (AK74M), KR (AK74M), EN (AK74M)|
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The AK-74M is a variant of the AK-74 weapons platform designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, with the "M" in the designation standing for "Modernizírovanny" or "Modernized". It was designed to be a more versatile weapon than its predecessors, and features a number of improvements aimed at reducing weight and increasing reliability. It would have been adopted as the primary service rifle of the Soviet Union beginning in the early 1990's, however the Soviet Union collapsed before this could be realized. The subsequent Russian Federation followed through on the planned adoption of the AK-74M, and the rifle still serves today as Russia's current standard infantry rifle.
The original AK-74 was developed in the early 1970's as an improvement over the AKM rifles that had been in Soviet service since the start of the Cold War. A number of changes to the design were made, with the most significant change being a switch in caliber from the 7.62x39mm round used in the AKM to the smaller, higher-velocity 5.45x39mm intermediate cartridge. This change to a smaller, lighter round mirrored the US's switch to the 5.56x45mm cartridge during the Vietnam War. The benefits of using a smaller intermediate round were a higher muzzle velocity, reduced weight, lower recoil, and higher magazine capacity. Perhaps owing to the properties of the new cartridge, the AK-74M was also more accurate and featured a greater effective range.
From a mechanical standpoint, the AK-74 and its variants function identically to previous Kalashnikov designs, which makes it easy for soldiers trained on earlier models to get acquainted with the new rifle. It uses the same long-stroke gas piston system as other AKs, which helps make the rifle simple and reliable, and it handles excess gas in the same way as older AKs as well. One major difference between the AK-74 and previous models is the extractor. The AK-74, despite having a smaller cartridge, features a larger extractor than the AKM in order to increase reliability. Other changes include a new chrome-lined barrel, a redesigned front sight base and gas block, and a different type of muzzle break. The AK-74 was equipped with a new buttstock, handguard (which retained the AKM-type finger swells), and gas cylinder. The stock featured a rubber shoulder pad that was serrated for improved seating against the shooter's shoulder. In addition, lightening cuts were made on each side of the buttstock. Originally, the furniture for the AK-74 was first manufactured from laminated wood, though this later changed to a plum or dark brown fiberglass.
The original AK-74 model first saw service with Soviet forces in the 1979 Soviet-Afghan War. The head of the Afghan bureau of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence claimed that the CIA paid $5,000 for the first AK-74 captured by the Afghan mujahideen during the Soviet–Afghan War.
In 1991, the Izhmash factory in the city of Izhevsk began full-scale production of a modernized variant of the AK-74. This new model was referred to as the AK-74M, with the "M" in the designation standing for "Modernizírovanny" or "Modernized". Apart from several minor improvements, such as a lightened bolt and carrier assembly to reduce the impulse of the gas piston and bolt carrier during firing, the rifle features a new glass-filled polyamide stock that retains the shape of the original AK-74 fixed laminated wood stock, but side-folds to the left like the skeletonized AKS-74 buttstock. As a result, pistol grip reinforcement plates that were once exclusively used on folding stock variants are now standard on all AK-74Ms. Additionally, the AK-74M features an improved muzzle device with and extended collar and threads to reduce play, and a machine cut beneath to allow for easier cleaning rod removal. The rifle sports a reinforced dust cover and a redesigned guide rod return spring retainer that allows firing of the GP-25, GP-30, and GP-34 underslung grenade launchers without having to use the previously necessary additional receiver cover fastener. To reduce production costs, barrel hardware such as the front sight base and gas block are dimple pressed on to the barrel instead of pinned on (commercial semi-auto variants are still pinned on to maintain user serviceability and customizability). Other economically motivated changes include the omission of lightening cuts on the front sight block and gas piston, as well as a stamped gas tube release lever in place of the old milled one. The bullet guide and bolt guide were also separated, with the bolt guide becoming a simple bump held in place on the left side of the receiver with an additional rivet (often called a "bump rivet"), making it easier to replace in case of wear. Each AK-74M is fitted with a side-rail bracket for mounting optics.
As of 2021, most countries of the former Soviet Union use the rifle in some capacity. It has served as the Russian Federation's primary service arm since its inception in 1991. Work on potential future replacements for the AK-74M has been ongoing since 2010, and in January of 2018 it was announced that the AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles have been adopted by the Russian military, although for the moment the AK-74M remains the standard infantry rifle.
She's a calm and rational girl. The one thing she hates are bright colors, especially if they belong to an enemy. She draws a clear boundary between her work and private life; when at work she is an excellent comrade, and once it's over she sets herself apart from others. However, she won't shy away from helping others who truly need a listening ear.
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AK-74M reference sheet by artist Yakob
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