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RPK-74
RPK-74
Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Light Machine Gun
Rank Prerequisites Rank 88
Damage 36 -> 21
Range 90 max -> 170 min
RPK-74graph
Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 45, 46 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 135
Fire Modes Auto & Semi
Rate of Fire 650 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.09 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (90 studs) Min (170 studs)
(x1.4) Head 50.4 29.4
(x1) Torso 36 21
(x1) Arms and Legs 36 21
Red color signifies a fatal hit. And all damage value in-game are rounded down. (e.g. 99.99 is counted as 99).
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 36 -> 18.9 90 max -> 153 min
R2 Suppressor 34.2 -> 19.95 85.5 max -> 161.5 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 34.2 -> 19.95 85.5 max -> 161.5 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 34.2 -> 19.95 85.5 max -> 161.5 min
Suppressor 32.4 -> 21 81 max -> 170 min
Armor Piercing 36 -> 17.5 90 max -> 0 min
Hollow Point 30 -> 25.2 90 max -> 170 min
Muzzle Velocity 2500 studs/s
Penetration Depth 2.0 studs
Suppression 1.0

ACCURACY 41

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 15
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 18
Weapon Recovery Speed 18
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.75

HIP ACCURACY 28

Min Camera Kick (2.40, -0.31, -0.21)
Max Camera Kick (3.09, 0.30, 0.20)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.50, 0.20, 7.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.80, 0.80, 9.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.10, 0.30, -0.50)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.50, 0.80, 0.50)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.07
Hipfire Recovery Speed 8
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.80

SIGHT ACCURACY 35

Min Camera Kick (1.39, -0.41, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (2.09, 0.40, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.10, 7.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 0.20, 7.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, -0.16, -0.21)
Max Recoil Rotation (0.60, 0.15, 0.20)
Sight Magnification 3.0x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.9 seconds
Empty Reload Time 3.6 seconds
Equip Speed 12
Aiming Speed 13
Crosshair Size 30
Crosshair Spread Rate 450
Crosshair Recover Rate 20

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 12 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 7.2 stud/s
Ammo Type 5.45x39mm
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
Comp Aimpoint 130 Kills
Coyote Sight 380 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
MARS 70 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
Z-Point 10 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Laser 75 Kills


Barrel Kills Required
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills


Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills
Hollow Point 2000 Kills
Armor Piercing 1000 Kills


The RPK-74 is the Russian Light Machine Gun variant of the AK-74. It is unlocked at Rank 88 or can be bought with credits (CR).

History

The RPK-74 is a Soviet Light Machine Gun (LMG) based on the AK-74 Assault Rifle and chambered with the newer 5.45x39mm intermediate cartridge. Several modifications were made to the base AK-74, mirroring the modifications made to the AKM to create the RPK. These include a longer and heavier chrome barrel, a new gas block, and a ring for a cleaning rod. The fitting of a folding bipod and different front sight tower were improvements to adapt the RPK-74 for heavier duty.

The weapon feeds from a 45-round magazine, interchangeable with AK-74 magazines; 60 round caskets and 100 round drum magazines are available. During the development phase, drum magazines were discontinued in favor of the 45-round magazines but they were still produced in limited numbers.

The RPK-74 is still in widespread use by former members states of the Soviet Union even after its collapse. Like the AK-74, it has been modernized as the RPK-74M, undergoing the same changes the AK-74M went through. It is used widely throughout the Russian Army. A new RPK-16 LMG (based on the AK-12) will replace the RPK-74M in the Russian Army sometime in the future. 

In-Game

General Information

The RPK-74 is quite similar to is assault rifle parent, the AK-74. It has the same RoF and a similar recoil pattern, but it has a larger magazine capacity and slower mobility. The RPK-74 peforms quite well compared to other LMGs in close quarters, having the second best minimum time-to-kill (TTK) up close. However, when compared to other LMGs, it lacks power at longer ranges, with the minimum damage of the RPK-74 equating to a five-shot-kill (5SK). While not bad compared to other weapons, for its class it is on the lower end.  One key attribute is that the RPK-74 boasts far better recoil than most LMGs that can 3SK up close. Whilst on fully-automatic mode, one can provide accurate sustained fire out to a good distance.  Like the RPK, the RPK-74 retrieves ammunition from its parent AK design, but also other 5.45x39mm weapons in-game. Given the abundance of such weapons like the AK-12, RPK-12, AKU-12 and AK-74, and the higher total ammunition amount the RPK-74 has, ammunition is easy to find and replenish.

Usage & Tactics

The RPK74, unlike most LMG's, is best used in close-quarters-combat (CQC) environments. This is primarily due to its fast TTK when compared to other weapons in its class, which when paired with decent mobility stats and increased range, turns the RPK74 into a beefed-up Assault Rifle rather than an LMG. However, it still works very well at medium-long ranges, mainly due to its controllable recoil and rate-of-fire (RoF), that allows for players to engage targets very efficiently and quickly.

It's recommended that the player utilises a red dot sight (Reflex Sight, Kobra Sight etc.) to benefit the RPK74 in CQC, as a low magnification will result in less confusion when engaging enemies at close distances. Although this decreases performance at range, the clear reticle can still accurately down opponents at medium-long range distances.

On maps like Ravod 911, where engagements commonly occur at close-medium range, the RPK74 has an edge over other weapons in its class. Although it cannot dish out high-suppression, and does not have an adequate reserve count for an LMG, the fast TTK and low recoil means that the RPK74 can take out enemies very quickly, along with decent accuracy and hipfire stats, which can also prove very helpful in CQC. However, due to being a five-shot-kill (5SK) at range, the RPK74 is somewhat outplayed by weapons like the L86 LSW at long range. However, the low recoil still means that it can finish opponents relatively quickly, and somewhat balances out its poor shots-to-kill (STK) at range.

Conclusion

Although hampered by being a 5SK at range, the RPK74 is extremely reliable and versatile, due to its high damage in CQC and controllable recoil.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • High damage overall.
  • Two-shot headshot in CQC.
  • Low to moderate recoil.
  • Low ammunition consumption rate.
  • Good iron sights.

Cons:

  • High muzzle flash.
  • Low minimum damage for an LMG.
  • Below average suppression for an LMG.
  • Below average penetration for an LMG.
  • Low RoF.
  • Lower-than-average muzzle velocity for an LMG.

Trivia

  • The RPK-74 has a folding stock variant designed for paratroopers, known as the RPKS-74.
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