APS-95

The APS-95 was an assault rifle manufactured in Croatia by Končar-Arma d.o.o since 1995 and offered for export up to at least 2007 (the year when the Končar-Arma website, where the APS-95 had been featured, disappeared from the web). The manufacturing company, a subsidiary of the Croatian ARMA-GRUPA Corporation, has been manufacturing the ERO and Mini-ERO submachine guns (copies of the Israeli UZI and Mini-UZI respectively) since the mid-1990s. The manufacturer tried to push the APS-95 on the international market for several years, with no success.

Country Name Origin Year
Croatia 1995
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Croatia 1998 View
Libya View

The APS-95 was developed under request of the Croatian Army, which wanted to shift as soon as possible from the then-issued Yugoslavian-made 7.62×39mm Zastava M70 assault rifles to a service rifle chambered for the NATO-standard 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge. During the Croatian War of Independence, the Croatian side had been supplied by the Croatian businessman Antun Kikaš of several batches of the Vektor R4, a South African copy of the Israeli IMI Galil assault rifle. The Croatian fighters appreciated the weapon and wanted a locally manufactured version of it as the new standard Croatian Army rifle.


Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Croatia
Service history
In service Current (supposedly) in small numbers
Used by See Users
Wars 2011 Libyan civil war
Production history
Designed 1972
Manufacturer Koncar-Arma d.o.o
Produced 1995-??
Specifications
Weight 3.8 kg (8.3 lb)
Length 980 mm (38.5 in) with stock unfolded; 730 mm (28.7 in) with stock folded
Barrel length 450 mm (17.7 in)
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Gas-driven piston
Rate of fire 650 rounds/min
Feed system 35-round detachable box magazine
Sights 1.5x optical sight integrated in the carrying handle; fixed front sight and backup back iron sight

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