The AK-74--Russian: Автомат Калашникова образца 1974 года or "Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle Model 1974"--is a 5.45mm assault rifle developed in the early 1970s in the Soviet Union. Refined version of the AK-47 and introduced in 1974.
First saw service with Soviet forces engaged in the Afghanistan conflict and continues to be used by the majority of countries of the former USSR.
Is that an AK-47?" "No! It's an AK-74!
January 27, 2011