The Zastava M84 displayed on a tripod
|Type||General-purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||Yugoslavia|
|Used by||See Users|
Syrian Civil War
Iraqi Civil War
|Weight||8.8 kg (19 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 firing range||1000 m|
|Feed system||Belt-fed with 100 and 250 round belts|
|Sights||Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights|
The M84 is a direct copy of the Soviet PK machine gun, the sole difference being in the stock, which is not hollow like the original and is made out of a different type of wood.
The standard M84 is intended for infantry use, and is derived from the Soviet-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).
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.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2011. History of Zastava Arms
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
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