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The AKM 74/1 (real name: AKMS) is an assault rifle that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.


Assault rifle with a folding butt, 1974 model, uses 5.45x39 mm ammunition. It is a simple and reliable weapon, but the cheapness of its production affected its ergonomy and accuracy. In the Zone, it is the main weapon of the military stalkers and of many solo fighters. Ammunition: standard 5.45x39 mm, armor-piercing 5.45x39 mm BP.
- Inventory description

Background Edit

The AKMS (Автома́т Кала́шникова модернизи́рованный складной, Avtomát Kaláshnikova modernizírovanny skladnoy, Modernized Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle Folding) is the folding-stock variant of the AKM, the standard weapon of the Soviet Army introduced in 1959. Compared to it's predecessor AK-47 the AKM weighs about 1 kg less, is more reliable, has an increased accuracy during automatic fire and was cheaper to manufacture.

The AKM was replaced by the AK-74 in the late 1970's.

Overview Edit

Notes Edit

  • Has an alternate version with a different texture.
  • One can be found in Strelok's Stash in Agroprom Underground. Located in the far right corner from where you enter, hidden in a fenced wall.
  • It causes slightly more damage than its commonly found brother, AKM 74/2 (ver. 1.3003)

Trivia Edit

  • The cartridge was changed from 5.45x39mm to the historically correct 7.62x39mm in the Developer's Cut (1.4000).
  • The inventory description is that of the Akm 74/2 and therefor to be ignored.

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