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Zastava M84

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Zastava M84
The Zastava M84 displayed on a tripod
TypeGeneral purpose machine gun
Place of origin Yugoslavia
Service history
In service1980s–now
Used bySee Users
WarsYugoslav Wars
Production history
DesignerZastava Arms
ManufacturerZastava Arms
Mass8.8 kg (19 lb)
Length1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Barrel length658 mm (25.9 in)

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 made from Yugoslavia during the 1980s and is currently manufactured from Serbia. The M84 is a copy of the Soviet PKM general purpose machine gun.

Variants[change | change source]

  • M84: The standard M84 is intended for infantry use, and is derived from the Soviet PKM. 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 PKMS) and comes with a scope mount (like the PKMSN).
  • M86: 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[change | change source]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Infantry weapons". Archived from the original on 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2017-12-02.

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