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Enhanced machine gun. Comes with a non-replaceable muffler.

In-game description

The Akm 74/2U Special is an unique AKM-74/2U featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


This weapon features a pinned, external suppressor that cannot be removed and far higher reliability than the standard weapon. As well, this variant gains extreme reliability, akin to the Noiseless Viper, the Viper 5 9x18 and the Storming Obokan, making all four guns the most reliable weapons of the game. Apart from this, it is no different than the standard AKM-74/2U.

Like all custom silenced weapons, the Akm 74/2U Special does not suffer from the 20% stat penalty caused by mounting a silencer on a weapon.

Despite this, the gun itself isn't very remarkable due to its already low damage and mediocre accuracy like its normal cousins, although can be a bit of an asset early in the game where assault rifles are still an uncommon sight. It is also a silenced weapon, which can be useful for missions requiring a bit of stealth and the rifle rounds it uses ensures that it can readily cut down lightly armored stalkers with a accurate burst.


The weapon is held by Bes, who is located in the derelict machinery scrapyard in the Garbage. Killing Bes will not always alert the other Loners near him. Thus, if one is feeling evil, killing Bes with a single headshot to obtain this weapon won't be too problematic. The guilt felt for killing a father figure looking to save the loners from bandits however may be the greatest burden of all.


  • In the original Russian version of the game, the weapon is called AKM 74/2U Spetsnaz.