The Zastava M92 is one of the derivatives of the popular M70 rifle and maybe one of the most "controversial" weapons ever made by Zastava Arms.
The weapon is considered by the most as a carbine
, by many as a submachinegun
and it is even imported as pistol(To match US laws).
It was designed by Crvena Zastava(Now Zastava Arms) as a submachinegun
and it is used by many professionals in this role even nowadays.After the war in the Balkans, the rifle was widely exported in several countries, where its initial designation changed to "carbine"(Mainly because of the caliber it is chambered in).Nowadays it is still manufactured and considered by Zastava Arms as a submachinegun
Weapon Description(With comments):
3.57 kg (7.87 lb)-CARBINE
795 mm (31.30 in) stock extractedSUBMACHINEGUN/CARBINE
550 mm (21.65 in) stock foldedSUBMACHINEGUN
254 mm (10.0 in)SUBMACHINEGUN
Rate of fire:
620 rounds per minuteSUBMACHINEGUN/CARBINE
678 m/s (2,224 ft/s)CARBINE
Effective firing range:
30 round box magazine or 75 round drum magazineSUBMACHINEGUN/CARBINE
Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sightsSUBMACHINEGUN/CARBINE
istance between front and rear sights?SUBMACHINEGUN
SUBMACHINEGUN LIKE CHARACTERISTICS:8(4 true smg+4 smg compatible)
CARBINE LIKE CHARACTERISTICS:7(3 true carbine+4 carbine compatible)
CONCLUSION:11 characteristics taken in consideration, 4 of them are tipically attributed to SMGs, 3 to carbines and the remaining 4 can be attributed to both.
Actually, the M92 is a hybrid weapon, mainly a submachinegun.
36,36 % -SUBMACHINEGUN
27,27 % - CARBINE
36,36 % - SUBMACHINEGUN/CARBINE
It can be considered a 72% true SMG or a 63% true carbine.Since the higher % goes to the submachinegun, I'll stick to the "submachinegun" definition.
What is your point of view?