Zastava M80

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.

Zastava M80
TypeAssault rifle
Place of originYugoslavia/Serbia
Production history
Designed1980
ManufacturerZastava Arms
ProducedEarly 1980s–[1]
VariantsM80, M80A
Specifications
Mass3.6 kg
Length985 mm
Barrel length460 mm

Cartridge5.56×45mm NATO
ActionGas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire620 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity915 m/s
Effective firing range600 m (660 yd)
Feed system30-round detachable box magazine
SightsAdjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights

Design

It is gas-operated, supports semi-automatic and full-automatic rate of fire.[2]

The M85 is a related compact carbine development of the M80, also chambered in the 5.56 mm round.[3]

References

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

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