The modernized assault rifle with a low calibre velocity of 5.45x39 mm, almost an equivalent to the M16A1E2. A replacemet to the AK47 because of low recoil and lighter weight. It does more damage than the 7.62x39 mm M1943 caliber.
The AK 74 first seen combat in Afghanistan in 1979.
A machine gun used in Vietnam, made a debut at the end of the Korean War, Made obsolete my the Army in 1997 by the FN M240B, Still Navy and Marines use the newer version the M60E3. Many debate ifthis weapon should be used n urban disguised combat, making a comeback.