Zastava M84 Medium Machine Gun


Zastava M84 Medium Machine Gun
The Zastava M84 is a medium machine gun or general purpose machine gun developed in Yugoslavia. The M84 is based on the PK machine gun. The M84 chambers the 7.62×54mmR round. It is gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed, fully automatic machine gun.


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.

Zastava M84
Type General purpose machine gun
Place of origin Yugoslavia
Service history
Wars Yugoslav Wars
Production history
Designed 1980s
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Weight 11 kg (24.25 lb)
Length 1,175 mm (46.3 in)
Barrel length 658 mm (25.9 in)

Cartridge 7.62×54mmR
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
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