Right side view of the M84
|Type||General-purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||Yugoslavia|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||Liberian Civil Wars|
War in Afghanistan
Syrian Civil War
|Mass||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 intended for infantry use, and is derived from the Soviet PKM, however the M84 has the flash hider from the original PK. It is also configured for tripod mounting (like the PKS).
The M86 is a clone of the PKT, and is designed to mount as a coaxial weapon on M-84 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. Another version, the M86A, is designed for external mounts and can be used dismounted.
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