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Zastava M70

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The Zastava M70 (Serbian: Застава М70) was Yugoslavia's domestically designed variant of the Soviet AK-47, and was the primary standard service rifle of the Yugoslav People's Army and later the Serbian Army (until its replacement by the Zastava M21). Developed and manufactured by Zastava Arms, the M70 was developed by reverse engineering AKs that Yugoslavia received from unofficial sources, and was manufactured without license, as Yugoslavia was a neutral nation during the Cold War. Yugoslavia began developing its AK in 1959, and first began unlicensed production in 1964 with the Zastava M64, which was modified to produce the more widely adopted M70.

The Zastava AKs featured many differences compared to Soviet AKs designs, many of which are clearly visible and immediately recognizable. Their most distinctive features are their longer forearms with 3 cooling vents.

Zastava M70

Zastava M70A with milled receiver, underfolding stock and rifle grenade sights. - 7.62x39mm
Zastava M70B1 with stamped receiver - 7.62x39mm
Zastava M70AB2 - 7.62x39mm
Zastava M70AB2 - 7.62x39mm (non-standard pistol grip). The military version of the M70AB2 underfolder rifle has a black plastic pistol grip as seen in the image above. However all of the Zastava M70AB2 rifles imported in the U.S. by Mitchell Arms had the wooden pistol grip seen in this photo. So a wooden pistol grip is indicative of a 'Mitchell Arms' rifle.

The Zastava M70 is the standard variant of the Zastava AKs that saw the most use in the Yugoslavian military. It was most widely used and seen in the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. Yugoslavia also sold them to many countries such as Iraq (which produced a licensed copy known as the Tabuk, which lacked the grenade-launching sight) and Kuwait.

The M70 utilized a strengthened lower receiver, more akin to the RPK than the AK-47/AKM. It also has grenade launcher sights that when raised cut off gas flow to the piston allowing use of blanks for grenade launching; the rear trunion has a plunger to lock the receiver cover to prevent loss when used with a grenade launcher. Flip-up sights are standard equipment for optional night use: two dot rear and one dot front filled with phosphorescent material. M70 magazines are standard AK-47 type, but have a follower that blocks the bolt open when empty (much like the 30 round M1 Carbine magazine follower). Some of the variants also have finned barrels to aid in heat dispersion.

The Zastava M70 was produced in the following variants:

  • M70 - milled receiver, fixed stock
  • M70A – milled receiver, underfolding stock
  • M70A1 – milled receiver, underfolding stock, mount for night or optical sights
  • M70B1 – stamped receiver, fixed stock
  • M70AB2 – stamped receiver, underfolding stock
  • M70AB3 – stamped receiver, underfolding stock, rifle grenade sight removed and replaced with a GP-25 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher
  • M70B1N – stamped receiver, fixed stock, mount for night or optical sights
  • M70AB2N – stamped receiver, underfolding stock, mount for night or optical sights
  • Variants M70B, M70AB and M70AB1 also exist, but they are rare and their specifications are unclear.

Specifications

(1970 - Present)

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Barrel Length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Mode(s): Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
American Sniper Iraqi insurgents M70B1 and M70AB2 versions 2014
Wicked Blood Sean Bean Frank Stinson 2014
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) Assailant M70AB2 version with synthetic hand guard 2012
The Dark Knight Rises Mercenaries M70AB2 version 2012
Chernobyl Diaries Jonathan Sadowski Paul 2012
Machine Gun Preacher LRA troops 2011
SPLA troops
Ronnie Nyakale AJ
Coriolanus Gerard Butler Tullus Aufidius M70AB2 version 2011
The Guard Don Cheadle F.B.I. Special Agent Everett M70B1 2011
Fast Five Gunmen M70AB2 version 2011
The A-Team Iraqi guards M70AB2 version 2010
District 13: Ultimatum Thugs M70AB2 & M70B1 versions 2009
A Dangerous Man Jesse Hutch Sergey M70AB1 version 2009
Watchmen Viet Cong fighter 2009
Punisher: War Zone Russian mobsters M70B1 and M70AB2 versions 2009
The Brothers Bloom Czech soldiers 2008
Shake Hands with the Devil Rwandan soldiers and RPF rebels M70AB2 version 2007
Stealth North Korean soldiers M70AB2 version, with taped on flashlight 2005
Strawberries in the Supermarket (Jagoda u supermarketu) Srdjan Todorovic Marko Kraljevic 2003
Warriors (Guerreros) Serbian and Albanian soldiers 2002
Eloy Azorín Pvt. Vidal
Behind Enemy Lines Serbian soldiers 2001
No Man's Land Serbian and Bosnian forces 2001
Savior Serbian and Bosnian forces 1998
Black Cat, White Cat (Crna macka, beli macor) Train Guards, Dadan's henchman 1998
The Peacemaker Terrorists, Russian soldiers and UN peacekeepers 1997
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame Serbian soldiers M70B1 and M70AB2 versions 1996
Detonator II: Night Watch Mao's henchmen M70AB2 1995
Armour of God Cultists M70AB2 1987

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp Sgt. Henno Garvie "Something to Do with Justice", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Serbian rebels "Something to Do with Justice", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Damian O'Hare Sean Weir "The Killing of a One-Eyed Bookie", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Chechen rebels & Russian soldiers "Weapon of Choice", M70B1 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Al-Qaeda terrorists "Deadlier Than the Male", M70AB2 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force SAS, Chechen rebels & Russian soldiers "Weapon of Choice", M70AB2 2002 - 2006
Ultimate Force Al-Qaeda terrorists "Dividing Line", M70AB2 2002 - 2006
Stargate SG-1 Russian SG team "Icon" 1997 - 2007
Stargate SG-1 Victor Favrin Chalo "Evolution", 1997 - 2007
Stargate SG-1 Frank Roman Rafael "Evolution", M70AB2 1997 - 2007
Stargate SG-1 Honduran rebels "Evolution" 1997 - 2007
24: Redemption Child soldier M70AB2 2008
Ultimate Weapons "Close Quarter Battle", M70AB2 2009 - 2011
Nikita Bank robbers and Chilean rebels M70AB2 2010 - Present
Covert Affairs A Taliban Terrorist "Half a World Away" (S2E7) 2011
Banshee - Season 1 Ulrich Thomsen Kai Proctor Episode 10 / M70B1 2013
The Man in the High Castle Alexa Davalos Juliana Crain 2019

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
24: The Game Z85 2006

Zastava M85

Zastava M85 - 5.56x45mm NATO

The Zastava M85 is a compact carbine manufactured by the Yugoslavian Zastava company, similar to the AKS-74U, albeit in 5.56x45mm NATO, with an underfolding stock instead of a side-folder, and a three-holed handguard.

Specifications

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
  • Length: 31.5 in (80 cm), 21.3 in (54 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel Length: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Mode(s): Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain "Stava M85" 2004
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days "Vamazast" 2010


Zastava M92

Zastava M92 - 7.62x39mm
Zastava M92 pistol - 7.62x39mm

Very similar to the Zastava M85 but chambers 7.62x39mm instead of 5.56x45mm. Note the curved magazine.

Specifications

  • Type: Carbine
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
  • Length: 31.5 in (80 cm), 21.3 in (54 cm) (stock folded)
  • Barrel Length: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Mode(s): Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Zero Dark Thirty Terrorist 2012
The Equalizer Andri's henchman 2014
The Fate of the Furious Russian separatists with Magpul MOE handguard and Magpul Zhukov buttstock 2017

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
America's Army Seen in crates with other AK-series weapons, unusable 2002


Zastava M21

Zastava M21A - 5.56x45mm
Zastava M21S - 5.56x45mm
Zastava M21C - 5.56x45mm

The Zastava M21 is a family of modern 5.56x45mm firearms developed by Zastava Arms as a replacement for the older M70 series of rifles. The M21 is currently the standard service rifle of the Serbian military, and is also used by security services in Bosnia-Herzgovina, Iraq and Cameroon.

The Zastava M21 is produced in the following variants:

  • M21A - standard full-length rifle (M21ABS includes picatinny rail system for the mounting of attachments).
  • M21S - compact short-barrelled variant of the M21 (M21SBS includes picatinny rail system for the mounting of attachments).
  • M21C - carbine variant of the M21.

Specifications

(2004 - ?)

  • Type: Rifle, Carbine
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm
  • Weight: 9.1 lbs (4.2 kg)
  • Length: 39.4 in (100 cm), 29.5 in (75 cm) (stock folded)(M21 A), 36 in (91.5 cm), 26.2 in (66.6 cm) (stock folded) (M21 S), 32.5 in (82.5 cm), 22.6 in (57.5 cm) (stock folded) (M21 C)
  • Barrel Length: 10 in (25.4 cm) (M21 A), 14.8 in (37.5 cm) (M21 S), 12.8 in (32.5 cm) (M21 C)
  • Feed System: 30-round box magazine
  • Fire Mode(s): Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Strike Back - Season 5 Philip Winchester Sgt. Michael Stonebridge M21 C / S05E09 2015
Russian and North Korean operatives
Strike Back - Season 6 Warren Brown Sergeant Thomas "Mac" McAllister S06E09 2017
Whiskey Cavalier Fascia Rossa guards "When in Rome" / S01E03 2019
Human trafficker M21 S / S01E06


Zastava LKP PAP

Zastava LKP PAP - 7.62x39mm

The Zastava LKP PAP (Serbian: Polu-automatska puška, "Semi-automatic rifle") is a series of sporting rifles manufactured by the Yugoslavian Zastava company, which designed to comply with US firearms import laws.

Specifications

  • Type: Semi-automatic rifles
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm (PAP M70), 7.62x51mm (PAP M77), 5.56x45mm (PAP M85)
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Length: 37 in (94 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
  • Feed System: 10-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Cross Fire "Zastava M21" 2007


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