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Incognito
April 17, 2016, 23:45
So the Soviets adopted the AK74 around 1974 as I understand it. When did the other Warsaw pact nations change from the AK47 to the AK 74? I see Polish and Romanian AK47 rifles dated into the mid-80's. Did these countries not switch to the AK74 until much later? Or did they use both? Just curious.

pre1989
April 18, 2016, 19:39
Some never did other much latters .

As someone here mentioned the USSR was a bit more protivitice of the AK74 after the whole ever one and there mothers making a AK47 killed off sales of it for them

So many country never used the 74 or only the sepcial units

rbgonoles
April 18, 2016, 19:47
I took a quick look in the Grim Reaper II, it's the best book I have on Kalashnikov rifles.

Bulgaria adopted the 5.45 round some time in the 1980s and devolved their version of the AK74 (AR-MI). East Germany adopted and began making the Mpi-AK-74N in 1985. Poland adopted the Tantal vz.88 5.45 rifle in 1989. Romania adopted the 5.45 round in 1986 and designated the rifle PA md. 86. No mention is made on use/integration for either of these countries. I suspect front line troops first then others as production increased.

Hungary did not have a 5.45 rifle. Czechoslovakia did not have a 5.45 rifle.

Incognito
April 20, 2016, 22:56
I took a quick look in the Grim Reaper II, it's the best book I have on Kalashnikov rifles.

Bulgaria adopted the 5.45 round some time in the 1980s and devolved their version of the AK74 (AR-MI). East Germany adopted and began making the Mpi-AK-74N in 1985. Poland adopted the Tantal vz.88 5.45 rifle in 1989. Romania adopted the 5.45 round in 1986 and designated the rifle PA md. 86. No mention is made on use/integration for either of these countries. I suspect front line troops first then others as production increased.

Hungary did not have a 5.45 rifle. Czechoslovakia did not have a 5.45 rifle.
That is exactly the information I was looking for; thanks!