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Sir Lurksalot
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The DID RPK that comes with Asad appears to be an RPK74 judging by the magazine. Is there any other obvious differences between it and the RPK? Would the it be usable for Vietnam if I just change out the magazine?
 

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I believe the RPK didn't see use until near the end of the war, and were pretty rare even then. You would need to use all metal magazines as the composite ones were not available yet.

Obvious differences are the barrel and magazine size Between the RPK and RPK-74 which use different calibre bullets, and the change from wood stock to the composite material stock on the 74. You would have to modify it to make it work, but it is possible.

The RPD was a much more common weapon used.
 

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The RPK has a 45 degree gas block compared to the RPK74's 90 degree one. The RPK74 also has a bakelite grip by default, whereas the RPK may be fired with the early AK wooden grip. There are several other differences, but this being 1/6, I think you can get away it that. Good luck.
 
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