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Zastava M02 Coyote
Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin  Serbia
Service history
In service Present
Used by Serbia
Production history
Designer Zastava Arms
Weight 48.8 kg
Length 1970 mm
Barrel length 1100 mm

Cartridge 12.7×108mm
Action Gas-operated
Rate of fire minimum 700 round/min
Muzzle velocity 820-860 m/s
Effective range 2000 m
Feed system Belts in 60 round boxes

The Zastava M02 Coyote is a 12.7mm heavy machine gun produced by Zastava Arms. The M02 is very similar to the Kord machine gun in appearance and capability. The M02 can fire over 700 rounds per minute and has a maximum effective range of 2,000 m against grounds targets and 1,500 m against airborne targets.[1] TECHNICAL DATA

Machine Gun M02 Coyote

Calibre (mm) 12.7x108

Twist rate (mm) 381 ±10

Number of grooves 8

Weight (kg)

Weapon 48.8 kg

Mount 24.0 kg

Barrel 9.3 kg

Ammunition boxes 3.0 kg

60-round belt 1.25 kg Length (mm)

Weapon 1970 mm

Barrel 1100 mm

Mechanical Features

Type of fire Automatic

Operation Gas operated

Locking system

Rotating bolt

Muzzle velocity (m/s) 820-860

Rate of fire (rounds/min.) minimum 700

Maximum effective range at air targets (m) 1500

Maximum effective range at ground targets (m) 2000

1. Primary purpose of Machine Gun M02 - Coyote is neutralization or destruction of living force or light-armoured vehicles on the ground, on water, at distances 2000m. It can be used for action at air targets. 2. Machine Gun M02 - Coyote has a cradle that is set to a stable tripod. The tripod enables adaptation to various terrains. The machine gun has a pistol trigger mechanism and handgrip and also springs in the stock. These primary assemblies that enable accurate fire.

3. Aiming is done with optical sight or with front and rear iron sights. Technical data for optical sight ON-M80 are shown in Customer Service.

4. Machine Gun M02 functions without stoppages in all environments.

5. The barrel is made by cold forging, which guarantees its durability and permanence. The interior of the barrel is chrome plated, which provides unaltered ballistic characteristics for several thousands of fired rounds.

6. The barrel is quickly and easily stripped from the light machine gun, so when the gun is heavily used it is possible to cool it quickly and replace it with the spare one. The set of the gun contains a spare barrel.

7. During the fire, cartidge cases are ejected forward, which increases the safety of the shooter and the people near him.

8. When conditions are extreme, the position of gas flow regulator can provide an adequate gas flow, so the light machine gun will always function reliably.

9. The machine gun is loaded from belts. The set of the gun includes belts and ammunition boxes for the transport of belts, with the capacity of 60 rounds.

10. Flash suppressor on the muzzle disperses powder gas and decreases the flash of the flame, hiding the position of the shooter.

11. At customer's request, belt filler is supplied within the set of the machine gun. Manufacturer's suggestion: one filler is used for three guns.

12. Before leaving the factory each machine gun was rigorously tested and approved.

Field of Action Horizontal (°) 25 Vertical (°) -25 to +45

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