A shortened AKS-74 that was designed for Soviet special forces, paratroopers and auxiliary units: the AKS-74U bridges the gap between a submachine gun and an assault rifle. Ideal for close quarters fighting, though it is often criticised for its blinding muzzle blast and high full-auto recoil. It features a 8.3 Inch barrel, steel receiver bolt and frame, blued and wood-textured plastic grip and handguard and it holds 30 5.45x39mm Soviet rounds.
Equipped by the Russian army and some criminal elements in Union City.
While short-ranged compared to other assault rifles, it, like the CR-553, hits harder and is slightly more accurate than other assault rifles around it's level, making it slighty more effective compared to others. However, its short range will make it obsolete in compound defense, so support from longer ranged rifles is advised. it can further be improved with ammunition modifications and extended magazines.
How to Obtain
It can be scavenged during missions that are level 21 or higher.
HERC Supply Boxes:
HERC-06-09Schematic: High Capacity Recoilless AKS-74U
Despite the real life AKS-74U firing at a higher rate then the AK-47 and the AKS-74 (700 instead of 600 RPM or 650 RPM respectively), it maintains the same fire rate as the other two Kalashnikov variants.
Although actually being a Carbine, it still is classified as an Assault Rifle in The Last Stand: Dead Zone.