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The Akm 74/2U 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.


The weight and size of the Akm 74/2U are similar to those of a submachine gun, but its operation mode and the ammunition it uses place it into a class of assault rifles. Its advantages are its small dimensions very useful when fighting inside a building or in a thick forest and a relatively high piercing capabilities. Its main disadvantages are a limited accuracy range and quick overheating when firing in bursts.
- Inventory description

Overview Edit

  • The AKS-74U is a modernized version of the AKS-74, introduced in 1979.
  • The main difference to the older version is the reduced length, resulting in the name Автома́т Кала́шникова складной, укороченный; Avtomát Kaláshnikova skladnoy, ukorochenniy; Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle Folding, Shortened).
  • The Akm 74/2U special is a variant of this rifle.

Upgrades Edit

Lost Alpha Edit

List of upgrades
Level 1 upgrades.

Gas bleeder:

  • Price: 1080 RU
  • A gas bleeder with a shifting unit dissipates part of the recoil, which increases accuracy.
    • Recoil: +34%

Accelerated refire rate:

  • Price: 1080 RU
  • Despite its name, it replaces the regular bolt with an exposed bolt system: it should provide a higher rate of fire.
    • Rate of fire: +11%

Level 2 upgrades Incident slide:

  • Price: 1200 RU
  • This slide slides along the stem, preventing the muzzle from climbing when firing.
    • Recoil: +57%

Longitudinal grooves:

  • Price: 1200 RU
  • Adding oblique grooves to the frame of the weapon helps reduce friction of the moving parts and protects them from dirt, increasing weapon reliability.
    • Improves weapon's durability.

Modified trigger moderator:

  • Price: 1440 RU
  • The modification can increase the rate of fire.
    • Rate of fire: +17%

Smart compensator:

  • Price: 1440 RU
  • A special compensator fixes the position of the barrel, automatically releasing gasses and pushing the barrel to its original position after firing.
    • Handling: +8%

Level 3 upgrades. Receiver counterforce rotator:

  • Price: 1800 RU
  • A counterforce rotator installed in the receiver reduces weapon recoil.
    • Recoil: +321%

Composite trigger group:

  • Price: 1800 RU
  • Individually selecting composite parts for each weapon model is tedious and expensive, but the weapon's lifespan increase noticeably.
    • Improves weapon's durability.

Automatic two-position gas regulator:

  • Price: 1440 RU
  • This special mechanism reduces the weapon's sway, increasing accuracy.
    •  ?

Rollback moderator:

  • Price: 1440 RU
  • Special slide parts compensate the movement of the slide, reducing recoil.
    • Recoil: +24%

Titanium spring return mechanism:

  • Price: 1920 RU
  • Titanium springs are much more efficient than steel ones.
    • Rate of fire: +21%

Expanded magazine:

  • Price: 2040 RU
  • Change standard magazines for larger ones.
    • Magazine: +10

Unaccented trigger:

  • Price: 1560 RU
  • This rotary system is well balanced, breaking smoothly, resulting in increased battlefield accuracy.
    •  ?

Lack gas amplification:

  • Price: 1560 RU
  • The lock's speed is amplified through the use of powder gases and a modified closing mechanism, significantly increasing the rate of fire.
    • Rate of fire: +10%

Developer's Cut Edit

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 1 Accelerated refire rate Despite its name, it replaces the regular bolt with an exposed bolt system: it should provide a higher rate of fire.
900 (v1.4002) / 700 RU

Rate of fire +10%


1C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 2 Longitudinal grooves Adding oblique grooves to the frame of the weapon helps reduce friction of moving parts and protects them from dirt, increasing weapon reliability.
1500 (v1.4002) / 1100 RU

Reliability +15% (v1.4002) / +20%

1D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 3 Gas bleeder A gas bleeder with a shifting unit dissipates part of the recoil, which increases accuracy.
1500 RU

Recoil -20% (v1.4002) / Accuracy +20%

1E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 4 Incident slide This slide slides along the stem, preventing the muzzle from climbing when firing.
2200 (v1.4002) / 1500 RU

Recoil -30% (v1.4002) / -20%

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 5 Receiver counterforce rotator A counterforce rotator installed in the receiver reduces weapon recoil.
950 (v1.4002) / 700 RU

Recoil -10%


2C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 6 Automatic two-position gas regulator This special mechanism reduces the weapon's sway, increasing accuracy.
1450 (v1.4002) / 1100 RU

Reliability +15% (v1.4002) / +20%

2E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 7 Rollback moderator Special slide parts compensate the movement of the slide, reducing recoil.
2200 (v1.4002) / 1500 RU

Recoil -30% (v1.4002) / -20%

2F Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 8 Smart compensator A special compensator fixes the position of the barrel, automatically releasing gasses and pushing the barrel to its original position after firing.
2200 (v1.4002) / 1500 RU

Handling +25%

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 9 Slide vibration compensator Adding this part can partially offset recoil, increasing accuracy when firing full auto.
950 (v1.4002) / 700 RU

Recoil -10%


3C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 10 Modified trigger moderator This modification can increase the rate of fire.
1550 (v1.4002) / 1100 RU

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

3D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 11 Composite trigger group Individually selecting composite parts for each weapon model is tedious and expensive, but the weapon's lifespan increases noticeably.
1550 (v1.4002) / 1100 RU

Reliability +15% (v1.4002) / +20%

3E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 12 Unaccented trigger This rotary system is well balanced, breaking smoothly, resulting in increased battlefield accuracy.
2100 (v1.4002) / 1500 RU

Handling +25%

4A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 13 Additional return spring Installing additional springs with a reverse spiral can reduce the recoil without affecting bullet trajectory.
1000 (v1.4002) / 700 RU

Recoil -10%


4C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 3 Titanium spring return mechanism (v1.4002) / Parts for increased accuracy Titanium springs are much more efficient than steel ones. (v1.4002) / Weapon becomes more accurate when this part is installed.
1450 (v1.4002) / 1100 RU

Rate of fire +15% (v1.4002) / Accuracy +20%

4E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 15 Lock gas amplification The lock's speed is amplified through the use of powder gases and a modified closing mechanism, significantly increasing the rate of fire.
2150 (v1.4002) / 1600 RU

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

5A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2U 16 Expanded magazine Change standard magazines for larger ones.
1600 (v1.4002) / 1100 RU

Mag. size +10


Notes Edit

  • This weapon cannot be given attachments.

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