The RPK-74 (Russian: Ручной пулемёт Калашникова or "Kalashnikov hand-held machine gun") is a light machine gun, first presented in 1974. It is a modernized variant of the AK-74 rifle and the modifications implemented mirror those made to the AKM. The RPK-74 uses 5.45x39 mm cartridges similar to the AK-74 and can handle AK-74 magazines in addition to its own 75-round magazine.
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|«|| The RPK-74 is a light machine gun, first presented in 1974. It is a modernized variant of the AK-74 rifle and the modifications implemented mirror those made to the AKM. The RPK-74 uses 5.45x39 mm cartridges.|
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The RPK-74 is the most widely used squad automatic weapon in the game, with the majority of the factions having their Automatic Rifleman class equipped by it. It provides the same function as the American SAW, XM8 SAW or the German MG36. Like the previously-mentioned weapons, the RPK is less accurate than rifles of the same caliber but compensated for it by having several times more rounds. Similarly, the RPK can take the 30-round AK-74 magazines should the situation demands it.
Compared to other light machine guns in the game, the RPK's main disadvantage is that its magazine only has 75 rounds as opposed to 200 rounds for SAW and 100 rounds for XM8 SAW and MG36 while taking the same equipment slots. This may be offset by the fact that since the RPK is widely used by all sides and that it can take the even more widely used AK-74 magazines, the gunner should not have too much of a problem getting ammunition as opposed to the more restricted 5.56 mm NATO rounds for the other weapons.
In-game data Edit
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Cartridge: 5.45×39 mm AK
Magazines used: 75-round RPK magazine, 30-round AK-74 magazine
Accessories: tangential iron sights (adjustable zeroing)
Fire modes: Semi - Auto
Users: Chernarussian Defense Force, Chedaki, NAPA, Russian Armed Forces, Takistani Army, Takistani Militia, Takistani Locals, United Nations
|Weapons of ArmA 2|
|Handguns||M1911 • M9 • Makarov • CZ 75 (ACR)|
|Assault rifles||AK-107 • AK-74 • AKM • G36 • M16 • M4 • XM8 • L85A2 (BAF) • CZ 805 BREN (ACR)|
|Machine guns||M240 • M249 SAW • Mk 48 Mod 0 • PKM • RPK • L110A1 (BAF) • L7A2 GPMG (BAF) • UK-59 (ACR)|
|Sniper rifles||CZ 550 scoped • DMR • KSVK • M107 • M24 • Mk12 SPR • SVD Dragunov • AS50 (BAF) • LRR (BAF) • CZ 750 S1 M1 (ACR)|
|Special purpose weapons||MP5 • PP-19 Bizon • VSS Vintorez • CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 (ACR)|
|Shotguns||M1014 • Saiga 12K • AA-12 (PMC)|
|AT/AA launchers||FGM-148 Javelin • FIM-92F Stinger • Igla 9K38 • M136 • RPG-7V • RPG-18 Mukha • SMAW • Strela-2 9K32 • NLAW (BAF)|
|Mounted weapons||AGS-30 • DShKM • KORD • M2 • MK 19 • ZU-23 • L111A1 (BAF) • L134A1 (BAF)|
|Static launchers||Igla AA pod • AT-9K115 Metis-M • Stinger • SPG-9 • TOW • RBS-70 (ACR)|
|Artillery||Podnos 2B14 • M252 Mortar • D-30 howitzer • M119-A1 howitzer|
| Italics denote weapons available through add-ons. |
(Parenthesis) denote the add-on.