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


An upgrade of the classic Soviet assault rifle, now equipped with a folding stock. It uses 7.62x39 mm ammunition. It is a simple and reliable weapon, but the cheapness of its production affected its ergonomy and accuracy. Rarely seen in the Zone because of the surplus of its newer models.
- Inventory description

Overview 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.
  • The Sniper AKMS is a variant of this rifle (Developer's Cut only).

Upgrades Edit

Lost Alpha Edit

Developer's Cut Edit

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 1 Receiver counterforce rotator A counterforce rotator installed in the receiver reduces weapon recoil.
780 (v1.4002) / 980 RU

Recoil -10% (v1.4002) / -15%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

1C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 2 Automatic two-position gas regulator This special mechanism reduces the weapon's sway, increasing accuracy.
1240 (v1.4002) / 1440 RU

Reliability +15%

1E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 3 Balanced unaccented system Certain parts are replaced, increasing accuracy and, unfortunately, the failure rate.
1340 (v1.4002) / 2140 RU

Accuracy +30%

1F Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 4 Rollback moderator Special slide parts compensate the movement of the slide, reducing recoil.
1670 (v1.4002) / 2070 RU

Recoil -30% (v1.4002) / -25%

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 5 Amortization of return mechanism Installing seals on the moving parts of machinery will help to maximally stabilize the barrel when firing.
780 (v1.4002) / 980 RU

Handling +10% (v1.4002) / +15%


2C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 6 Balancing parts Polymer parts which rigidly fix spring trajectory, reducing the sway.
1260 (v1.4002) / 1460 RU

Accuracy +20%

2D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 7 Titanium spring return mechanism Titanium springs are much more efficient than steel ones.
1300 (v1.4002) / 1400 RU

Rate of fire +15% (v1.4002) / +10%

2E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 8 Lock sealing couplings Sealing couplings help increase the pressure in the barrel and the muzzle velocity.
1700 (v1.4002) / 2100 RU

Bullet velocity +30% (v1.4002) / +20%

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 9 Integral slide This modification is not cheap, but it is certainly a future standard for next generation weapons.
800 (v1.4002) / 900 RU

Reliability +10% (v1.4002) / +25%

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

3C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 10 Gas energy redirection Reducing the diameter of the gas chamber with synthetic sealants significantly increases the muzzle velocity.
1300 (v1.4002) / 1400 RU

Bullet velocity +20% (v1.4002) / +15%

3D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 11 Additional gas piston A second gas piston affects the slide mechanism, compensating for the recoil, which has a positive effect on accuracy.
1260 (v1.4002) / 1460 RU

Recoil -20% (v1.4002) / -15%

3E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 12 Powder gas redirection In this system of gas retained barrier-mechanism to expedite the movement of the latter.
1640 (v1.4002) / 2140 RU

Rate of fire +25% (v1.4002) / +15%

4A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 13 Impact-resistant polymer frame Replacing the base frame with a polymer one can reduce the mass of the weapon without compromising its reliability.
800 (v1.4002) / 900 RU

Weight -1.3 kg (v1.4002) / -0.6 kg

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

4C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 14 Ergonomically shaped receiver A more convenient shape of the grip makes handling the weapon more comfortable, especially when firing on the move.
1290 RU

Handling +15%

4E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 15 Hollow grip with stabilizer A stabilizer is installed inside the hollow grip, reducing recoil.
1690 (v1.4002) / 1890 RU

Handling +25%

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 before v1.4005 is that of the Akm 74/2 and therefor to be ignored.

Gallery Edit