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The AKS-74u in real life.
The AKS-74u (Russian: Автомат Калашникова Складной образца 1974 года Укороченный Avtomat Kalashnikova Skladnoy obraztsa goda 1974 Ukorochenniy; English: Automatic Kalashnikov Folding model 1974 Shortened) is a Soviet carbine, developed in the late 1970s from the AKS-74 assault rifle (itself a folding-stock variant of the AK-74), firing the 5.45x39mm M74 cartridge. The AKS-74u straddles the line between assault rifle and submachine gun, firing assault rifle ammunition with a severely abbreviated barrel which allows for maneuverability in restricted spaces, yet noticeably decreases both its accuracy and muzzle velocity.


Battlefield 2Edit

AK-74U
BF2 AK-74U
Damage

29

Unlocked at

Unlocked at start

Ammunition capacity

30 rounds

Reload time

4.3 seconds

Rate of fire

600 rpm

Recoil
  • 0.3-0.6 (hip)
  • 0.75 (zoomed)
Spread zoomed

0.1875

Spread unzoomed

0.25 (Min)
0.45 (Standing)
0.35 (Crouching)

Spread increase per round

2.5

Fire mode
  • Fully Automatic
  • Semi-Automatic
Faction

MEC MEC
Flag of Russia Spetsnaz
BF2SF REBEL FORCES FLAG Rebels
BF2SF INSURGENT FORCES FLAG Insurgents

Kit

SF.Icon.BF2 Special Forces

"The AK-74u is a shortened version of the AK-74 and is intended as a personal defense weapon for tank and helicopter crews. It lacks accuracy at longer ranges but is easier to handle in confined spaces."
— In-game description

The AK-74U in Battlefield 2, is the standard primary weapon for the Special Forces on the MEC team. It comes with a Kobra Red Dot Sight and sports desert camouflage. It has the highest stopping power of all the standard Spec Ops Kit weapons; compared to its American counterpart, the M4A1 Carbine, it does more damage at the cost of lower accuracy and sight magnification.

GalleryEdit


Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

AKS 74U
Aks74
Damage

Medium-low

Ammunition capacity

30 rounds

Reload time

4 seconds

Rate of fire

600 rpm

Fire mode

Fully Automatic

Faction

MEC MEC

Kit

MC specops Special Ops

The AKS 74U appears in the hands of the MEC Special Ops Kit. Equipped with a Red Dot Sight and a suppressor, its high rate of fire, good power, high accuracy and little recoil make it an easy gun to use.


Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

AKS74u
BC aks
Damage

Medium

Unlocked at

RU Default

Ammunition capacity

60 rounds

Starting ammunition

240 rounds

Rate of fire

900

Accuracy

50

Range

Short-mid

Fire mode

Fully Automatic

Faction

Flag of Russia Russian Army

Kit

BC specialist Specialist

Source of statistics

Battlefield: Bad Company Official Prima guide

"A shortened, modified version of the legendary AK-47. Popular among Russian special forces for its size, but suffering from limited range and accuracy. Despite this, it's a very powerful and reliable rifle. "
— In game description

The AKS74U is a compact assault rifle featured in Battlefield: Bad Company, equipped with a permanently attached suppressor.

SingleplayerEdit

In Battlefield: Bad Company's singleplayer mode, the AKS74u is fairly common and can be found on dead Russian commandos.

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer, it is the default compact assault rifle issued to the Russian Specialist Kit. The SCAR and the 9A91 are its American and MEC counterparts, respectively. It has a 60 round magazine (with 180 in reserve) and a good fire rate, and kills in around 10-15 shots, making it statistically equivalent to its in-game counterparts. Essentially a close quarters weapon, it is relatively accurate compared to the other compact assault rifles in the game and can be fired in an automatic mode effectively at medium ranges; it is not a good weapon to use at longer ranges.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

AKS-74u Krinkov
BFBC2 AKS-74u Krinkov ICON
Damage

16.7-11.2

Damage multipliers

2.1x Head

Unlocked at

16000 points

Ammunition capacity

30 rounds

Maximum ammunition

210+30 (SP)
90+30 (without Ammo Upgrade)
180+30 (with Ammo Upgrade)

Reload time

3.2 seconds

Rate of fire

700 rpm

Range

BFBC2 XM8C Range

Recoil

High

Fire mode

Fully Automatic

Kit

BFBC2 Engineer Icon Engineer

Source of statistics

[1]

Sound(s)

Firing sound

Inventory slot

Primary Weapon

AK-74U Gameplay and Review (Bad Company 2)(02:05)
"Adopted by the Red Army, this fully automatic carbine was designed primarily for use with special forces such as the airborne infantry and rear echelon support groups because of its considerable maneuverability. "
— In-game description

SingleplayerEdit

In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 singleplayer mode, the AKS-74u Krinkov can be acquired easily in the final mission, Airborne. The player is immediately forced to pick up and use the weapon and enemies use it either with iron or Red Dot Sights.

MultiplayerEdit

In multiplayer, the AKS-74u Krinkov is the 4th compact weapon issued to the Engineer Kit, requiring 16,000 points for to unlock; a player pre-ordering from GameStop or BartSmit can immediately unlock it by redeeming the pre-order code. It has a 30 round magazine and, like all other engineer-issued carbines, is equipped with suppressor.

Its moderate damage and rate of fire make it effective at close ranges. However, its now high recoil makes It is advised to burst fire at long range. A patch increased its recoil in an effort to make using it at longer ranges more difficult.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

AKS-74U
AKS-74U Render BFP4F
Damage

30-17

Damage multipliers

x 2.1 (head)

Unlocked at

Level 18

Unlock cost

300 PF4 Credits (one day)
45,000 PF4 Credits (forever)

69 P4F Funds (one day)
179 P4F Funds (seven days)
499 P4F Funds (thirty days)
1,249 P4F Funds (forever)

Ammunition capacity

15 rounds

Starting ammunition

60 + 15 rounds

Maximum ammunition

124 + 31 rounds with Casket Mags

Reload time

4.0 seconds

Rate of fire

400 rounds per minute

Velocity

500 m/s

Range

AKS-74U Range BFP4F

Recoil

Hip
1.05 Up
0.65 Left
0.65 Right

Aimed
0.74 Up
0.46 Left
0.46 Right





Spread zoomed

0.32 - 0.80

Spread unzoomed

0.66 - 3.30

Fire mode

Fully automatic

Kit

P4F Engineer Symbol Engineer Kit

Source of statistics

Battlefield Play4Free Comparison Tools

Inventory slot

Primary weapon

In Battlefield Play4Free, the AKS-74U is a purchasable submachine gun for the Engineer Kit. It is a close-range powerhouse with the highest damage at short distances out of any other weapon in its class. This comes at a great cost, however, as the AKS-74U has incredible recoil and a mere 15 rounds per magazine. The weapon's spread is also large, making it far better to use in close quarters where it excels.

Equipping the AKS-74U with Casket Mags will alleviate its low capacity issue and serves the best solution for those who want to maximize ammunition capacity with the weapon, unlike other SMGs that would need Extra Magazines to benefit from the most ammunition available. A Stabilized Stock can lower horizontal recoil and hip-fire inaccuracy, while a Thunderbolt Stock can lower vertical recoil to help the AKS-74U at range.

The weapon can be bought for 300 PF4 Credits for a day or 45,000 PF4 Credits to have forever by Credits, or 69 P4F Funds for a day, 179 P4F Funds for a week, 499 P4F Funds for a month, or 1,249 P4F Funds Play4Free Funds to have forever, putting the AKS-74U in a moderate price range for its damage output.

Battlefield 3Edit

AKS-74u
AKS-74U
Unlocks

Kobra (10 kills)
Laser Sight (20 kills)
Foregrip (30 kills)
PK-A (40 kills)
Tactical Light (50 kills)
PKA-S (60 kills)
Suppressor (70 kills)
PSO-1 (80 kills)
Heavy Barrel (90 kills)
PKS-07 (100 kills)
IRNV (125 kills)
Rifle Scope (150 kills)
M145 MGO (175 kills)
Flash Suppressor (200 kills)
Reflex (235 kills)
Holographic (270 kills)
ACOG (300 kills)

Damage

25 - 14.3

Suppression

7.0%

Unlocked at

• Default Russian Engineer weapon
• 145,000 Engineer score for US

Ammunition capacity

30 + 1 rounds

Starting ammunition

124 + 31 rounds

Maximum ammunition

372 + 31 rounds (SP)
217 + 31 rounds (MP)

Reload time

1.9 seconds loaded
3.0 seconds empty

Rate of fire

650 RPM

Velocity

440m/s

Maximum range

660m

First shot recoil multiplier

1.5x

Recoil

0.28 up
0.2 left
0.3 right

Recoil decrease per second

18

Spread zoomed

0.4 (static) 3.0 (moving)

Spread unzoomed

Standing:2.0 (static) 7.0 (moving)
Crouching: 1.5 (static) 2.0 (moving) Prone: 1.0 (static) 2.0 (moving)

Spread increase per round

0.1

Spread decrease per second

15.0

Fire mode

Full-automatic
Semi-automatic

Faction

Flag of Russia Russian Ground Forces (MP)
Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps (MP, 145,000 Engineer score)
Flag of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Army (SP)
People's Liberation and Resistance (SP)

Kit

BF3 Engineer Icon Engineer

Dog Tags

Proficiency
Aks74udogtag
Master
AKS-74uMasterDogTag

Source of statistics

http://symthic.com/?s=bf3 Retrieved Sept. 17th

Inventory slot

Main weapon

"Derived from the AKS-74, the AKS-74u is a shortened Carbine with the power of a rifle cartridge but the size of a submachine gun. Often called by its nickname “Krinkov” the shortened barrel makes the weapon inaccurate at medium ranges but extremely effective in close quarters. Due to its incredibly short length the AKS-74U cannot mount a bipod."
— Battlelog description

SingleplayerEdit

The AKS-74u in Battlefield 3 singleplayer and cooperative modes is one of the primary weapons of the PLR and Iranian military. It is first found in Semper Fidelis/The Great Destroyer, where the player takes one from a PLR soldier after the first quick time event of the level(s). It is also one of the player's starting weapons along with the AS VAL in Comrades. It is most heavily used in the missions taking place outside of Iran—where it is largely offset by the KH2002.

MultiplayerEdit

The AKS-74u is the default Russian carbine for the Engineer kit. It functions in a similar manner to its larger relative, the AK-74M, with a slower firerate its USMC counterpart, but is less effective at long range and more effective at close range compared to the AK-74M. As the final unlock for the Engineer, the player will unlock the ability to use the AKS-74u while playing as the US faction, as well as being able to use the M4A1 for the RU faction.

Due to its lower firerate, this gun is less effective at close ranges than the M4A1, but the more controlled firerate makes its recoil slightly more predictable at medium ranges. In terms of recoil and firerate, the AKS-74u is to the AK-74M as the M4A1 is to the M16A3.

GalleryEdit


VideosEdit


TriviaEdit

  • The AKS-74u's in-game icon depicts it with black plastic furniture whereas the actual in-game model has wooden furniture. This is because the in-game image is reused from the orignal Bad Company, where it had plastic furniture.

  • In Battlefield 3, the AKS-74u shares its charging handle animation with the AK-74M, M39 EMR, SVD, AS Val, PP-19, QBU-88, and SKS.
  • The AKS-74U, along with the G53, are the only two class-specific non-bullpup weapons that can't equip the bipod.

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