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Zastava M84
Zastava M84
ZastavaM84gpmg.jpg
Right side view of the M84
TypeGeneral-purpose machine gun
Place of originYugoslavia
Service history
In service1980s-present
Used bySee Users
WarsLiberian Civil Wars
Yugoslav Wars
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Syrian Civil War
Production history
Designed1984
ManufacturerZastava Arms
Produced1980s-present[]
VariantsM84
M86
Specifications
Mass8.8 kg (19 lb)
Length1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Barrel length658 mm (25.9 in)

Cartridge7.62×54mmR
ActionGas-operated (rotating bolt)
Rate of fire700-800 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity825 m/s
Effective firing range1000 m
Feed systemBelt-fed with 100 and 250 round belts
SightsAdjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights

The Zastava M84 is a general-purpose machine gun manufactured by Zastava Arms.[1][2] It is a gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed and fully automatic shoulder-fired weapon.

The M84 is a clone of the Soviet PKM, the sole difference being in the stock, which is not hollow like the original and is made out of a different type of wood.[3]

Variants

M84

The M84 is intended for infantry use, and is derived from the Soviet PKM, however the M84 has the flash hider from the original PK.[] It is also configured for tripod mounting (like the PKS).[4]

M86

The M86 is a clone of the PKT, and is designed to mount as a coaxial weapon on M-84 tanks and other combat vehicles.[4] The stock, bipod, and iron sights are omitted from this version,[] and it includes a heavier barrel and electric trigger. Another version, the M86A, is designed for external mounts and can be used dismounted.[4]

Users

Afghan National Army soldier with a M84 machine gun in 2012.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) History of Zastava Arms
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ PK (& close variants) (PDF). Weapons Identification Sheet. Small Arms Survey. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Gander, Terry J. (4 May 2001). "Zastava 7.62 mm M84 general purpose machine gun". Jane's Infantry Weapons 2002-2003. pp. 5922-5923.
  5. ^ "Soviet Influenced Heavy Machine Guns in Afghan Service". thefirearmblog.com. 4 May 2018.[better source needed]
  6. ^ a b Republic of Serbia: Ministry of Economy and of Regional Development. Annual Report on the Transfers of Controlled Goods in 2008. pp. 51, 53. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 2014 – via Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
  7. ^ c:File:2013 08 27 Baidoa Awdinle 013 (9684135825).jpg[better source needed]
  8. ^ Wondo Omanyundu, Jean-Jacques (23 May 2018). "Joseph Kabila continues to over-equip his regime militarily for the upcoming political deadlines". desc-wondo.org.
  9. ^ "ISAF Peacekeepers from Croatia". Small Arms Defense Journal. Vol. 6 no. 2. 10 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Yugoslav M84 general purpose machine-gun". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ United Nations Security Council (25 Oct 2002). Report of the Panel of Experts concerning Liberia (S/2002/1115) (PDF). p. 18.
  12. ^ Krott, Rob (October 2003). "Macedonia's Weaponry: A New Nation Re-Arms and Fights". Small Arms Review. Vol. 7 no. 1.
  13. ^ Gobinet, Pierre (December 2011). Significant Surpluses: Weapons and Ammunition Stockpiles in South-east Europe (PDF). Special Report. Small Arms Survey. p. 96.
  14. ^ Infantry weapons
  15. ^ "Syrie: la 3eme Légion, rebelles syriens et supplétifs de la Turquie à Afrin". France-Soir (in French). 8 November 2018.
  16. ^ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhiWvloVMAEAyuV.jpg[better source needed]

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