The AKS-74U is a compact version of the AKS-74 (“U”—Russian: Ukorochenniy, or “shortened”) and was developed in the late 1970s. The AKS-74U was intended for use as a personal defense weapon for vehicle crews, airborne infantry, and special operations forces. Each demanded a short, but relatively powerful automatic weapon. Although the AKS-74U had the size and maneuverability of a typical submachine gun, its biggest draw was that it fired the Russian 5.45x39 rifle cartridge. Firing an intermediate rifle cartridge allowed the AKS-74U to pack more firepower than a regular submachine gun, which usually fired weaker pistol caliber rounds. It also shared components with the general issue AK-74, making it convenient for soldiers to acquire parts when needed.
The KWA AKG-74SU is an exact replication of the AKS-74U and features realistic field-stripping. The firing action of the bolt carrier group has also been faithfully reproduced and includes safe, full, and semi-automatic firing modes.
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Caliber: 6mm Magazine Capacity: 40 rounds Gas System: Force Velocity Propellant: Green Gas Dim. / Wt.: Inner Barrel Diameter: 6.05mm Inner Barrel Length: 215.9mm [8.5"] Overall Length (Folded): 50.17cm [19.75"] Overall Length (Extended): 74.3cm [29.33"] Weight: 2.92kg [6.44lbs] Performance: Rate of Fire: 14+ RPS Velocity: 100-107 MPS [330-350 FPS] Energy Output with 0.20g BB: 1.20 Joules Special Features: AK Side Optic Mount Adjustable Front and Rear Sights Fiber Reinforced Hand Guard Semi and Full Auto Select Fire Side Folding Skeleton Stock Type 4 Adjustable Hop-Up Gas Operated Recoil Blow Back Full Metal Alloy Receiver Realistic Construction and Field Stripping