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).
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.
|Type||General purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||Yugoslavia|
|Weight||11 kg (24.25 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|
|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|