5.45x39mm (no ontology)

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5.45x39mm (also known as 5.45x39mm M74 or 5.45mm Soviet) is a rifle cartridge designed by a team of Soviet engineers in the early 1970s then introduced in 1974 as the new Soviet service rifle cartridge, alongside the rifle it was designed for, the AK-74. Following what was then an international trend of reducing the size of service rifle cartridges, 5.45x39mm directly descends from its larger parent, 7.62x39mm, being a cartridge that allows individual soldiers to carry more ammunition for a given total weight compared to its predecessor, much like 5.56x45mm NATO and 5.8x42mm.

The original load, type-designated 7N6 by the Soviets, featured a steel-cased, Berdan-primed cartridge with a 52.8 grain mild steel core FMJ bullet. More ammunition types were developed since, generally to match the development of 5.45mm platform firearms as they were submitted and adopted by the Soviet Union, such as the 7N10 with "enhanced penetration" bullet, the 7N22 with armor-piercing bullet, or the 7U1 subsonic designed to be used in suppressed AKs.

Note: Despite virtually all 5.45x39mm ammunition in real life using steel cases and Berdan primers, all 5.45x39mm ammunition in MazeWorld is Boxer-primed and brass cased in order to facilitate handloading. The FMJ load used in the game is made to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the original 7N6 cartridge with the exception of the bullet (real life 7N6 bullets are 52.8 grain with mild steel core, MazeWorld 5.45x39mm FMJ bullets are 54 grain plain lead core).

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +3 64% 61% 58% 51% 42% 32% 16% 5%

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  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 20 or bulk cans of 1000.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, JHP, JSP, AP
    • Reduced Velocity (Regular, -P): FMJ
    • Milsurp (Surplus, SP): FMJ, AP
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 2.50 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 2 - Light

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Small rifle
  • Powder type: Rifle
  • Projectile type: .221, 54 grain
  • Standard load: 257 pwdr
    • -P load: 231 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 43 P$ (0.857 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 1.957 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 13

Class 1 weapons:

  • Garni-ler K11, precision rifle
  • IZHMASH AN-94 Abakan, combat rifle
  • IZHMASH Kalashnikov AK-12-1, combat rifle
  • IZHMASH Kalashnikov AK-74, combat rifle
  • IZHMASH Kalashnikov AKS-74, combat rifle
  • IZHMASH Kalashnikov RPK-74, machine gun
  • IZHMASH Saiga SGL31-61, conventional rifle
  • Suhl SSG-82, precision rifle
  • ZiD AEK-971, combat rifle

Class 2 weapons:

  • Garni-ler K3, combat rifle
  • IWI Tavor X95R, combat rifle
  • IZHMASH Kalashnikov AK-105, combat rifle
  • IZHMASH Kalashnikov AKS-74U, combat rifle

Maze Customs

  • Customs weapon families: Available as a chambering for the AR-15, AK and Rem 700 families.
  • Minor services: Groza-2 (Minor rechambering for the KBP OTs-14 Groza-1), Groza-2 GL (Tactical conversion for the Groza-2), Mk74-K Freak (Minor rechambering for CMMG Mk47-K Mutant), Mk74-T Freak (Minor rechambering for CMMG Mk47-T Mutant), Mk74-K Freak FA (Minor rechambering for Mk47-K Mutant FA), Mk74-T Freak FA (Minor rechambering for Mk47-T Mutant FA), SCAR-L CQC OPFOR (Minor rechambering for FN Herstal SCAR-L CQC), PTR-33 (Minor rechambering for the H&K G3A3), PTR-33S (Minor rechambering for the H&K HK91)

Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Subcarbine Up to 11" 0.65x
Carbine 11.1" to 14.9" 0.9x
Rifle 15" to 20.9" 1x
Precision 21" and beyond 1.15x


5.45x39 FMJ

See also

Real life information