The Ruchnoi Pulemet Kalashnikova obraztsa 1974g
(RPK-74, Russian: Kalashnikov Handheld Machine Gun model 1974) is a squad automatic weapon
or SAW developed by the Kalashnikov Design Bureau of the Soviet Union
. It is a light machine gun
that shoots 5.45×39mm ammunition, and is very similar to the AK74, though with a heavier, longer barrel, a bipod and and some differences in the stock and fore-stock.
- See also: squad automatic weapon, machine gun, assault rifle,AK74, and weapon