Name: АKS-74U Type: assault rifle Country of origin: Russia Produced: 1979 - current Variants: АKS-74U, АKS-74UN, AKS-74UB Caliber: 5.45x39 Action: long-stroke gas piston Feed system: box magazine Customization: Muzzle device, handguard, rear sight, dust cover, magazine, pistol grip, charging handle, buttstock, mounts and rails for attachments.

Reduced version of AKS-74 assault rifle, developed in the early 80ies for combat vehicle crews and airborne troops, also became very popular with law enforcement and special forces for its compact size.

Aksu… Although this word means “white water” in Common Turkic, it have had much more use as a short name for AKS74U - a shortened modification of the AK74 assault rifle, developed in the 70ies to become the standard service weapon for combat vehicle teams, pilots, artillery crews and airborne assault troops. Thanks to its compact size, AKS74U was also widely used in law enforcement and security agencies.

It can be distinguished from AKS74 by a barrel twice as short and 350 and 500m ramp-type rear sight. Compact size, allowing concealed carrying, is its main advantage, counterbalanced by low precision of automatic fire and tendency to quickly overheat during sustained burst-firing.

We present to you the screenshots of how this short assault rifle looks in Escape from Tarkov. It is already available in Alpha! Hope you sensed an urge to take in your hands and feel its worn edges, otherwise making it was an exercise in futility for us.