The AKS-74U is a compact version of the AKS-74 (“U”—Russian: Ukorochenniy, or “shortened”) and was developed in the late 1970s. The AKS-74U was intended for use as a personal defense weapon for vehicle crews, airborne infantry, and special operations forces. Each demanded a short, but relatively powerful automatic weapon. Although the AKS-74U had the size and maneuverability of a typical submachine gun, its biggest draw was that it fired the Russian 5.45x39 rifle cartridge. Firing an intermediate rifle cartridge allowed the AKS-74U to pack more firepower than a regular submachine gun, which usually fired weaker pistol caliber rounds. It also shared components with the general issue AK-74, making it convenient for soldiers to acquire parts when needed.


The KWA AKG-74SU is an exact replication of the AKS-74U and features realistic field-stripping. The firing action of the bolt carrier group has also been faithfully reproduced and includes safe, full, and semi-automatic firing modes.


Tech Specs

Caliber 6mm
Magazine Capacity 40 rounds
Gas System Force Velocity [FV]
Propellant Green Gas

Dim. / Wt

Inner Barrel Diameter:
Inner Barrel Length:
Overall Length (Folded):
Overall Length (Extended):

215.9mm [8.5”]
50.17cm [19.75”]
74.3cm [29.33"]
2.92 kg [6.44 lbs]

Performance Rate of fire:
Energy Output with 0.20g BB:
14+ RPS
100-107 MPS [330-350 FPS]
1.20 Joules
Special Features
  • AK Side Optic Mount
  • Adjustable Front and Rear Sights
  • Fiber Reinforced Hand Guard
  • Semi and Full Auto Select Fire
  • Side Folding Skeleton Stock
  • Type 4 Adjustable Hop-Up
  • Gas Operated Recoil Blow Back
  • Full Metal Alloy Receiver
  • Realistic Construction and Field Stripping

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