Zastava M80

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Zastava M80
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  SR Serbia ( Yugoslavia)
Production history
Designed 1980
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Produced Early 1980s–[1]
Variants M80, M80A
Specifications
Weight 3.6 kg
Length 985 mm
Barrel length 460 mm

Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 620 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 915 m/s
Effective firing range 600 m (660 yd)
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights

The Zastava M80 was a 5.56 mm assault rifle produced by Zastava Arms. The M80 had a fixed wooden stock while the M80A had an under-folding metal stock. It was introduced in the early 1980s.[1] It was the 5.56 mm version of the Zastava M70, with a longer barrel, later improved in 1990 into the Zastava M90.

The M80 is based on the AK-74 assault rifle. It is gas-operated, supports semi-automatic and full-automatic rate of fire.[2]

The M85 is a related development of the M80, based on the AK-74U and chambered in the 5.56 mm round.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walter 2006, p. 213.
  2. ^ "YugoImports ZASTAVA M80 & M80A". Kalashnikov Guns.  Archived March 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "YUG - Zastava M85". Valka.  (Czech)

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