Official Soviet AK-74 Manual
Translated by Maj. James F. Gebhardt (Ret.)
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Manufacturer part number: 978-1-58160-491-7
Operating Instructions for the 5.45mm Kalashnikov Assault Rifle (AK-74 and KS-74) and Kalashnikov Light Machine Gun (RPK-74 and RPKS-74). Originally issued by the Ministry of Defense of the U.S.S.R., with original illustrations. The AK-74, basically a rechambered AKM rebored to fire a 5.45mm cartridge, has the same general appearance as the AKM with some notable differences. This manual was originally published in the Soviet Union and is now available in English alongside Maj. James Gebhardt's other translations, well known to Paladin readers for their valuable and hard-to-find information. Written to teach Russian soldiers every detail of the operation and maintenance of the Kalashnikov Assault Rifle (AK-74) and Kalashnikov Light Machine Gun (RPK-74), this manual includes ballistic tables, zeroing information, combat firing instructions, data for the 5.45mm service cartridge and more. James F. Gebhardt is a retired U.S. Army officer who served as an enlisted infantryman (1966-69), armor officer (1974-83) and Soviet foreign area officer (1984-91). Gebhardt performed military duty in the Soviet Union and has escorted numerous Soviet scientific, military and diplomatic personnel on U.S. military installations in the United States. 143pp.