AK-74

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The original AK-74
The current AK-74

The AK-74 is a Russian made assault rifle. The letters AK stand for Avtomat Kalashnikova, which is Russian for Mikhail Kalashnikov's Automatic Rifle. The AK-74 is a later version of the AK-47 that has a few new features. The most important of these is that it fires a smaller

cartridge, the 5.45x39.5mm Soviet.

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  10. AK-74M, T-72B and "Solntsepyok": which Russian weapon detected in Syria

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