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Assault rifle


AKS-74U assault rifle calibrated for 5.45x39mm cartridge.

The AKS-74U is the shortened variant of the AK-74 assault rifle. while not as widespread as the full sized AK and significantly less powerful, the AKS makes up for its single AP usage and 3 shot burst fire mode. Specially useful for clearing crates and other small obstacles where pistols wont just cut it.

The AKS-74U cannot be assembled from a broken gun.


The AKS-74U is a shortened variant of the AK.74 intended for close quarter combat and portability in situation where a full sized AK is utterly unwieldable.

  • The rifle stock is a skeletonized triangular stock that can be folded for even more compactness.
  • The handguard, gas chamber and barrel have also been shortened and modified.
  • The barrel has a conic muzzle device.
  • The magazine is standard issue 30 round capacity metal made 6L23 model in black.



Perk upgrades

The AKS-74U can be further enhanced by using either direct or indirect perks.

  • Direct perks affect the weapon category.
  • Indirect perks affect the survivor.

Saving on weapons cost (Indirect perk)

Saving on weapons cost increases the durability of the weapon.

Durability table


Saving on weapons cost
Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3 Lvl 4 Lvl 5

Assault rifle expert (Direct perk)

Increases the damage output from the weapon category.

Damage table
(Assault expert + Hunter + Shawarma)
Base Assault rifle expert
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Base 40-60 42-63 44-66 46-69 48-72 50-75
Shawarma50-75 Shawarma53-79 Shawarma55-83 Shawarma58-86 Shawarma60-90 Shawarma63-94


44-66 46-69 48-73 51-76 53-79 55-79
Shawarma54-81 Shawarma57-86 Shawarma59-89 Shawarma62-93 Shawarma65-97 Shawarma68-101


48-72 50-76 53-79 55-83 58-86 60-86
Shawarma58-87 Shawarma61-91 Shawarma64-96 Shawarma68-100 Shawarma70-104 Shawarma73-109


52-78 55-82 57-86 60-90 62-94 65-94
Shawarma62-93 Shawarma65-98 Shawarma68-102 Shawarma71-107 Shawarma74-112 Shawarma76-116

Point blank (Direct perk)

Point blank will increase weapon damage in 25% at the cost of reducing the effective range by 1.

Damage table
(Expert + Point-Blank Range + Hunter + Shawarma)


Assault rifle expert
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Base 50-75 53-79 55-83 58-86 60-90 63-94
Shawarma63-94 Shawarma66-99 Shawarma68-104 Shawarma73-108 Shawarma75-113 Shawarma79-118


55-83 58-87 61-91 64-95 66-99 69-103
Shawarma68-101 Shawarma72-107 Shawarma74-113 Shawarma79-116 Shawarma81-122 Shawarma85-127


60-90 64-95 66-100 70-103 72-108 76-113
Shawarma73-109 Shawarma77-115 Shawarma80-120 Shawarma84-125 Shawarma87-131 Shawarma91-136


65-98 69-103 72-108 75-112 78-117 82-122
Shawarma78-116 Shawarma82-122 Shawarma85-129 Shawarma90-133 Shawarma93-140 Shawarma98-146

The Shawarma icon indicates the damage dealt by using the shawarma effect against animals. +25% damage.

Hunter perks stand for any of the following perks:

  • Headhunter (+ Damage for people)
  • Monster hunter (+ Damage for Mutants)
  • Hunter (+ Damage for animals)

Maximum damage can only be achieved by combining Point blank range, Assault rifle, (Animal) Hunter level 3 and shawarma, for People and mutant enemies maximum damage does not include shawarma effect.


The AKS-74U is used by level 3 assaulter bandit. This type of bandit can be found either roaming the wasteland or protecting bandit city forts.

Picture Assaulter Level 4
Level 3
Health 100
Armor 400 (Bandit)

300 (Looter)

Movement Range 2
Armor piercing No
Patrol No
Looter Yes
Easy mode 32-48
Normal / Online mode 32-48
Hard mode 36-54
Attack effect None
Perks Move after attack
Dodge None
Spawns in
Bandit city fort Yes Level 3
Forts None
Wasteland Yes



IconBackgroundPickupPick up

IconBackgroundCraft Repair (click to expand/collapse)
Requires the following materials :
Results :
  • Durability (+20%)
IconBackgroundDestroy Disassemble (click to expand/collapse)
Requires the following materials :
Results :

Version changes

v610 (Beta)

  • AKS-74U appears for the first time in the game.



  • In the quest Protection, Mikhail asks the survivor for 10 Kalashnikov rifles, although the AKS-74U rifle, the RPK-74 and PKM machine guns are also members of the Kalashnikov family, Mikhail will only accept AK-74 assault rifles.
  • The AKS-74U does hace a stock, but it is always folded.
  • The "S" stands for Skladnoy (Folding) and "U" for Ukorochenniy (Shortened) full name will stand as "Avtomat Khalashnikova Skladnoy 1974 Ukorochenniy"

In history

Designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1974, the AKS-74U was born out of the necessity of the armed forces to acquire a more compact weapon for close quarter comba during the soviet project "Modern". Judging from other designs submitted, the AKS-74U, while no greater than the rest, it had the advantage that i t was designed over an already existing platform and thus could be easier and cheaper to manufacture due to the availability of parts.

Adopted in 1979 and manufactured in the Tula Arms Plant, the AKS-74U stopped production in 1993.

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