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The Akm 74/2 is an assault rifle that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


Assault rifle with a folding butt, 1974 model, uses 5.45x39 mm ammunition. It is a simple and reliable weapon, but the cheapness of its production affected its ergonomy and accuracy. In the Zone, it is the main weapon of the military stalkers and of many solo fighters.
- Inventory description

Overview Edit

Upgrades Edit

Lost Alpha Edit

List of upgrades
Level 1 upgrades.

Lock sealing couplings:

  • Price: 1920 RU
  • Sealing couplings help increase the pressure in the barrel and the muzzles velocity.
    • Accuracy: +5%

Titanium spring return mechanism:

  • Price: 1920 RU
  • Titanium springs are much more efficient than steel ones.
    • Rate of fire: +13%


Level 2 upgrades.

Balancing parts:

  • Price: 2000 RU
  • Polymer parts which rigidly fix spring trajectory, reducing the sway.
    • Accuracy: +14%

Receiver counterforce rotator:

  • Price: 2400 RU
  • A counterforce rotator installed in the receiver reduces weapon recoil.
    • Recoil: -19%

Powder gas redirection:

  • Price: 2160 RU
  • In this system of gas retained barrier-mechanism to expedite the movement of the latter.
    • Rate of fire: +24%

Grenade launcher mount:


Level 3 upgrades.

Balanced unaccented system:

  • Price: 3000 RU
  • Certain parts are replaced, increasing accuracy and, unfortunately, the failure rate.
    • Accuracy: +60%
    • Weapon jams more often

Rollback moderator:

  • Price: 3000 RU
  • Special slide parts compensate the movement of the slide, reducing recoil.
    • Recoil: +42%

Additional gas piston:

  • Price: 2400 RU
  • A second gas piston affects the slide mechanism, compensating for the recoil which has a positive effect on accuracy.
    • Recoil: +57%

Automatic two-position gas regulator:

  • Price: 2400 RU
  • This special mechanism reduces the weapon's sway, increasing accuracy.
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Conversion to 5,56 mm:

  • Price: 3240 RU
  • The calibre of the weapon can be changed by modifying its internal mechanics.

Amortization of return mechanism:

  • Price: 2520 RU
  • Installing seals on the moving parts of machinery will help to maximally stabilize the barrel when firing.
    • Handling: +16%

Impact-resistant polymer frame:

  • Price: 2640 RU
  • Replacing the base frame with a polymer one can reduce the mass of the weapon without compromising its reliability.
    • Weight: -1.80kg

Hollow grip with stabilizer:

  • Price: 2640 RU
  • A stabilizer is installed inside the hollow grip, reducing recoil.
    • Handling: +23%

Developer's Cut Edit

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 1 Receiver counterforce rotator A counterforce rotator installed in the receiver reduces weapon recoil.
800 RU

Recoil -15% (-10% in v1.4002)

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

1C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 2 Automatic two-position gas regulator This special mechanism reduces the weapon's sway, increasing accuracy.
1300 RU

Reliability +40% (+15% in v1.4002)

1E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 3 Balanced unaccented system Certain parts are replaced, increasing accuracy and, unfortunately, the failure rate.
1700 (1600 in v1.4002) RU

Accuracy +30%

1F Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 4 Rollback moderator Special slide parts compensate the movement of the slide, reducing recoil.
1800 (1700 in v1.4002) RU

Recoil -25% (-20% in v1.4002)

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 5 Amortization of return mechanism Installing seals on the moving parts of machinery will help to maximally stabilize the barrel when firing.
780 RU

Handling +15% (+10% in v1.4002)


2C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 6 Balancing parts Polymer parts which rigidly fix spring trajectory, reducing the sway.
1320 RU

Accuracy +20%

2D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 7 Titanium spring return mechanism Titanium springs are much more efficient than steel ones.
1340 RU

Rate of fire +10% (+15% in v1.4002)

2E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 8 Lock sealing couplings Sealing couplings help increase the pressure in the barrel and the muzzle velocity.
1760 (1660 in v1.4002) RU

Bullet velocity +20% (+30% in v1.4002)

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 9 Integral slide This modification is not cheap, but it is certainly a future standard for next generation weapons.
790 RU

Reliability +25% (+10% in v1.4002)

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

3C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 10 Gas energy redirection Reducing the diameter of the gas chamber with synthetic sealants significantly increases the muzzle velocity.
1400 RU

Bullet velocity +20%

3D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 11 Additional gas piston A second gas piston affects the slide mechanism, compensating for the recoil, which has a positive effect on accuracy.
1340 RU

Recoil -15% (-20% in v1.4002)

3E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 12 Powder gas redirection In this system of gas retained barrier-mechanism to expedite the movement of the latter.
1800 (1700 in v1.4002) RU

Rate of fire +15% (+25% in v1.4002)

4A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 13 Impact-resistant polymer frame Replacing the base frame with a polymer one can reduce the mass of the weapon without compromising its reliability.
1250 (750 in v1.4002) RU

Weight -0.8 kg (-1.3 kg in v1.4002)

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

4C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 14 Ergonomically shaped receiver A more convenient shape of the grip makes handling the weapon more comfortable, especially when firing on the move.
1290 RU

Handling +15%

4E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 15 Hollow grip with stabilizer A stabilizer is installed inside the hollow grip, reducing recoil.
1730 RU

Handling +25%

5A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 16 Scope mount (Grenade launcher mount in v1.4002, but it allows you to mount a scope) A mount allows you to install a scope. (A mount allows you to install grenade launcher. in v1.4002, though it allows you to mount a scope)
1800 RU

Option to attach scope


5C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 17 Conversion to 5,56 mm The calibre of the weapon can be changed by modifying its internal mechanics.
2100 (3400 in v1.4002) RU

Change calibre to "5.56x45"


Notes Edit

v1.3003

  • Weapon can use a silencer and a scope without needing to be upgraded.
  • It must be upgraded first before it can use the GP-25 Kostyer grenade launcher attachment.
  • When buying the grenade launcher upgrade, the rifle will also be given a free scope (but does not appear on the inventory icons).

v1.4000+

  • Weapon can use a silencer and a GP-25 Kostyer grenade launcher without needing to be upgraded.
  • It must be upgraded first before it can use the scope attachment.
  • In v1.4002 the upgrade option is incorrectly displayed as Grenade launcher mount.

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