A Zastava M84
|Type||General-purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||Yugoslavia|
|Weight||11 kg (24 lb)|
|Length||1,175 mm (46.3 in)|
|Barrel length||658 mm (25.9 in)|
|Action||Gas-operated (rotating bolt)|
|Rate of fire||700-800 rounds per minute|
|Muzzle velocity||825 m/s|
|Effective range||1000 m|
|Feed system||Belt-fed with 100 and 250 round belts|
|Sights||Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights|
The Zastava M84 is a general-purpose machine gun developed and manufactured by then- Yugoslav Zastava Arms company. It is gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed and fully automatic shoulder fired weapon.
The M84 is almost a direct copy of the Soviet PK machine gun, the sole difference being in stock, which is not hollowed like on the original and is made out of a different wood type.
Variants[edit | edit source]
M84[edit | edit source]
The standard M84 is intended for infantry use, and is derived from the Russian-made PK machine gun. It differs from the PK-series in that it has a solid wooden stock and an unfluted barrel. It is also configured for tripod mounting (like the PKS) and comes with a scope mount (like the PKMSN).
M86[edit | edit source]
The M86 variant is based on the PKT, and is designed to mount as a coaxial weapon on tanks and other combat vehicles. The stock, bipod, and iron sights are omitted from this version, and it includes a heavier barrel and electric trigger.
Users[edit | edit source]
- Afghanistan
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Iraq
- Montenegro
- Macedonia
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