"Kalashnikov assault rifle,shortened and with folding stock, AKS74U (Ksukha, Ogryzok) - Shortened virsion of AK74 rifle, was developed between 1970 and 1980 years. It was designed for tank crew and paratroopers. AKS74U is reliable and compact automatic weapon."
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The AKS-74U is a tier 1 Assault Rifle.
The AKS-74U is a fully automatic assault rifle. It has mediocre accuracy, below-average damage for an assault rifle, moderate recoil, a moderate fire rate, and decent mobility and, as well as low reload speed. The gun has sub-average range since it is a carbine, and is able to equip muzzle brakes and suppressors to effect this both positively and negatively. The iron sights are quite obtrusive, especially when aiming at targets at medium range, due to the fact that they are AK-series iron sights.
The AKS-74U can be used like a high-powered sub-machine gun, at times, due to its above-average mobility. Unfortunately, its low ammo capacity, coupled with its low reload speed and moderate fire rate, make this weapon sub-standard for dealing with multiple enemies in a short amount of time. Another problem with this rifle is the substandard accuracy and damage, which makes it hard to use in the medium- to long-range maps.
Ultimately, this weapon is expensive, sub-standard, and has the worst characteristics of the assault rifle and the sub machine gun. It is advised to instead invest in the KAC PDW for the assault rifle role and the Kedr SMG for the run-and-gun role. Nonetheless, this gun can be as deadly as any weapon, if used by a skilled player. Also, the different conditions in HardCore Mode can make a huge change.
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By Achieving 75 headshots, you unlock a PBS-4 suppressor and a Kobra collimator for the assault rifle. It lowers mobility for a less recoil and more accuracy. With the PBS and the Kobra the AKS-74U becomes a lot easier to use at range. Completing the W-Task also unlocks customization for the AKS-74U. See AKS-74U/Customization for more information.