Zastava M90

The Zastava M90 is an assault rifle developed and produced by then Yugoslavian, nowadays Serbian Zastava Arms. It was developed from the famous Zastava M70 assault rifle, the modified copy of the Soviet AKM assault rifle, but with a Western type flash eliminator added on the barrel end, chambered in also Western, 5.56×45mm NATO caliber, and with that a different magazine design, similar to Western STANAG magazine.

The M90 was intended to be a weapon that will replace the M70 in Yugoslav People's Army, but the breakup of Yugoslavia disrupted the production and the weapon today remains rare and was never actually formally used by anyone, probably due to lack of 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition.

Zastava M90
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Origin Yugoslavia (Serbia)
Country Name Origin Year
Montenegro 2000
Yugoslavia (Serbia) 2000
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Serbia and Montenegro
Production history
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Weight 4.9 kg
Length 985 mm (M90)
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 650 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 915 m/s
Effective firing range 500 m
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights

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