Question for Max (or anyone with an answer)


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Raygun
March 21, 2005, 06:35 PM
So I have Cutshaw's books, Hogg's books, Max Popenker's website, the TOZ website, AK-47.net and several others, a search on this forum, and none of them seem to have the answer to a seemingly very simple question.

What does the "S" in AKS-74U stand for?

I know it's a Russian word for "folding stock" or something similar, I just don't know what that word is and I would like to. Thanks to Max, I do know that the U stands for "ukorochennyj" meaning "shortened".

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boofus
March 21, 2005, 06:52 PM
Spetsnaz? Just a guess...

Sort of like how gun companies add SOCOM or Paratrooper or whatever to their compact gun names.

White Horseradish
March 21, 2005, 10:13 PM
"skladnoi" - "folding" or "collapsible"

Raygun
March 21, 2005, 11:06 PM
Awesome. Thanks.

Got another one... "OTs" as in OTs-14 Groza?

max popenker
March 22, 2005, 02:56 AM
White Horseradish nailded with with the AKS-74U

OTs is for Orugie TsKIB SOO.
Orugie is Weapon in russian
TSKIB SOO is the Central Design & Development Bureau for Sporting & Hunting Arms
So, OTs is a standard designation for LE/Military small arms designed by TsKIB SOO
They hunting & sporting arms are marked MTs, where M stands for Model

So I have Cutshaw's books, Hogg's books
Then, you need this: ;)

http://img39.exs.cx/img39/59/cover25tw.jpg
Click cover image for details (http://world.guns.ru/assault/book-e.htm)

[UPD] Book is already available in USA at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1861267002/) and B&N (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?isbn=1861267002)

Raygun
March 22, 2005, 06:02 PM
I ordered it yesterday. :)

Thanks, Max! And thanks for the indespensable website as well.

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