Zastava M70 (Assault rifle)


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The Zastava M70 is a 7.62mm assault rifle developed in Yugoslavia by Zastava Arms. The M70 was designed on the basis of the AKM and became the standard issue assault rifle in the Yugoslav People's Army in 1970. The M70 is an air-cooled, magazine-fed, selective fire rifle. It is informally referred to as the Yugo M70 or Yugo AK.

The M70 can easily be told apart from other AK rifles by the three cooling slots on the foregrip, the light-coloured teak furniture, the grenade-launching sight on the gas block and the black rubber buttplate on fixed-stock M70s.

The receiver of the M70 is 1.5mm thick, compared to the receiver of the AKM, making it more rigid. Likewise, the barrel is not chrome-lined, making it more accurate than a standard AKM, but at the cost of increased susceptibility to corrosion.-

Weight 3.70 kg (8.16 lb)
Barrel length 415 mm
Cartridge 7.62×39mm
Action Gas-operated (rotating bolt)
Rate of fire 620 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 720 m/s
Effective range 410 m
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights
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