In real life, the AK74 was produced in 1974 as an upgrade to the Soviet Army's current standard issue rifle, the AKM, which was in turn an upgrade to the original AK47. It now fired a smaller caliber than the AK47's 7.62x39mm round; the 5.45x39mm round.
It also featured a new wooden stock that, instead of sloping downwards like the AKM's and AK47s, was more level in design, which makes it easier for such similarly looking weapons to be identified. Other ways that made it visually different than the AK47 and AKM were a less curved magazine, a flash hider, and a ribbed receiver cover.
Description: This rifle is favored by terrorists, single party states, and other shady individuals and groups because of its power and the fact it simply won't let you down in a fight.
Stats (Out of 10):
- Damage: 8/10
- Range: 7/10
- Rate of fire: 6/10
- Accuracy: 6.5/10
- Magazine size: 6/10 (30 rounds)
- Reload speed: 7.5/10
- To buy: 2500 SIC
- x30 rounds: 50 SIC