|"It is just an illusion, manufactured in a lab next to the sarcophagus..."|
The subject matter of this article was cut from the final version of a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game.
Some crafty folk have modified the SGI 5k to work with the Soviet round, which is more common in the Zone, all the while retaining the rifle's ability to use any of the base model's modifications. Uses 5.45x39 mm ammo.
The SGI 5.45 is a unique variant of the SGI-5k that was scheduled to appear in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. It was modified to fire 5.45x39mm rounds, similar to the "Tunder" 5.45 from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Only the name and description remain in the game files. The variant was replaced by an upgrade that changes the SGI-5k caliber from the 5.56x45mm caliber to 5.45x39mm rounds.