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
Northern Mali conflict
|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 a clone of the Soviet PKM, 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 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.
Afghanistan Bosnia and Herzegovina Burkina Faso: used by the Burkinabese contingent of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali Burundi Democratic Republic of Congo Croatia India Iraq Liberia Macedonia Montenegro Serbia Slovenia former user Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army Yemen Yugoslavia: designated Mitraljez 7.62 mm M84
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