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Military Factory

Guns 1970 - 1979

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/31/2014

As the war in Vietnam wound down, the nature of portable weapons became more streamlined and technology-centric.

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There are a total of 56 Firearms from 1970 to 1979 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1978
Al-Qadissiya Tabuk DMR
The Tabuk DMR, produced by Al-Qadissiya Establishments of Iraq, is classified as a "Designated Marksman Rifle" (abbreviated a...
Thumbnail picture of the Al-Qadissiya Tabuk DMR

1977
Thumbnail picture of the AMT Hardballer

1975
APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)
Since special infantry elements require special weapons to achieve their given tasks, Soviet engineers designed the APS ("Avt...
Thumbnail picture of the APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)

1970
AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot)
The AT-4 Spigot anti-tank wire-guided missile system is similar to the French-made MILAN system, though smaller in size. It f...
Thumbnail picture of the AT-4 (Spigot) / 9M111 (Fagot)

1974
AT-5 (Spandrel) / 9M113 (Contest)
The AT-5 (NATO codename of "Spandrel", Soviet Army designation of 9M113 "Konkurs") is a wire-guided anti-tank missile system....
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1979
AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)
The AT-7 "Saxhorn" (officially Russian designation of "9K115 Metis", Metis translating to "Mongrel") was developed to coexist...
Thumbnail picture of the AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)

1979
Beretta AS70 LMG
When Beretta set out to create their first 5.56mm caliber assault rifle line, they were forecasting its use in other roles su...
Thumbnail picture of the Beretta AS70 LMG

1976
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom)
The CZ75, as its designation suggests, was designed and introduced in 1975 and entered serial production in 1976 - seeing con...
Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom)

1978
DM51 (Handgranate Spreng)
In 1978, the West German Army adopted the DM51 assault/fragmentation hand grenade. Design work on the type spanned the middle...
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1974
Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda
The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale and accepted into service w...
Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda

1978
Fabrique Nationale FN FNC
The Fabrique Nationale FNC ("Fusil Nouveau Type Carabine") emerged from the commercial failure that was the FN CAL. The FN CA...
Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FNC

1977
Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG
The M240 is the American copy of the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN) MAG-58 series of excellent, gas-operated, air-cooled, be...
Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG

1977
FEG AK-63 / AMM
Hungary, falling under the Soviet sphere of influence during the Cold War, made extensive use of the world-famous Kalashnikov...
Thumbnail picture of the FEG AK-63 / AMM

1979
Franchi SPAS-12
The Franchi SPAS-12 was a semi-automatic, 12-gauge shotgun noted for its variable-mode firing method in which the weapon coul...
Thumbnail picture of the Franchi SPAS-12

1978
GP-25 / GP-30 GL
The GP series of under-slung, single-shot, muzzle-loading 40mm grenade launchers was developed for the Soviet Army rifleman b...
Thumbnail picture of the GP-25 / GP-30 GL

1976
Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)
The Heckler & Koch HK MP5K ("K" = "Kurz" meaning "short") was developed to specifically meet the needs of special forces, law...
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)

1974
Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
The excellence of the original Heckler & Koch HK MP5 series pushed the need for a dedicated suppressed form to be used by spe...
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD

1972
Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 semi-automatic sniper rifle was introduced in 1972 and primarily marketed towards police and securit...
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1

1971
Heckler & Koch HK11
As with other HK designs, the Heckler & Koch HK11 light support machine gun borrows much of what makes the HK G3 assault rifl...
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK11

1970
Hughes / Raytheon BGM-71 TOW / TOW-2
The BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile weapon system was developed in the latter half of the 1960s to become the primary anti-armor...
Thumbnail picture of the Hughes / Raytheon BGM-71 TOW / TOW-2

1973
IMBEL Pistola 9 M973
When the Brazilian Army and government security forces needed a trusty semi-automatic sidearm, it turned to the proven Americ...
Thumbnail picture of the IMBEL Pistola 9 M973

1973
IMI Galil ARM / SAR
In the post-World War 2 world, the United Nations partitioned Palestine in 1947. In 1948, the nation of Israel was declared a...
Thumbnail picture of the IMI Galil ARM / SAR

1975
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Improvised Explosive Devices ("IED") are in-the-field detonating devices designed to specifically injure, harass or kill indi...
Thumbnail picture of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

1970
Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
The Ingram MAC-10 (M10) was a short-lived, compact submachine gun initiative seeing limited production and equally-limited ac...
Thumbnail picture of the Ingram MAC-10 (M10)

1978
Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)
During the 1970s, the Soviet military sought a new infantry assault weapons system chambered for an intermediate cartridge ap...
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)

1970
KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)
The Soviet Army equivalent to the American Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher became the AGS-17 "Plamya" ("Flame"). The weapon enter...
Thumbnail picture of the KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)

1978
M224, 60mm Mortar
The M224 is the current portable mortar system in service with the United States Army and Marine Corps. The system provides a...
Thumbnail picture of the M224, 60mm Mortar

1971
M67 (Grenade)
The M67 is a fragmentation-based hand-grenade utilized to supplement infantry actions in the field. The hand grenade concept ...
Thumbnail picture of the M67 (Grenade)

1979
M79 Osa (Wasp)
The once-unified nation of Yugoslavia went on to develop a capable indigenous military-industrial complex apart from that off...
Thumbnail picture of the M79 Osa (Wasp)

1972
MDBA MILAN (Missile d'Infanterie Leger ANtichar)
World War 2 armored warfare set the stage for many technological developments that appeared in the ensuing Cold War years. We...
Thumbnail picture of the MDBA MILAN (Missile d'Infanterie Leger ANtichar)

1977
MIC Uirapuru GPMG
Originally rejected by the Brazilian Army, the Uirapuru received a second life in 1976 after refinements were imposed. The we...
Thumbnail picture of the MIC Uirapuru GPMG

1975
Mossberg Model 590
The Mossberg Model 590 shotgun is an offshoot family of the popular Mossberg 500 hunting shotgun line. The Model 590 is offer...
Thumbnail picture of the Mossberg Model 590

1970
NORINCO Type 69 RPG
The Type 69 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) is nothing more than a local Chinese copy of the famous Soviet-era RPG-7 series. T...
Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 69 RPG

1977
NORINCO Type 77 HMG
The Type 77 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) was a relatively late Cold War-era indigenous development for the Chinese military. The t...
Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 77 HMG

1971
NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)
For a time, the NSV multi-purpose heavy machine gun was the standard heavy machine gun of Soviet Army forces. The system was ...
Thumbnail picture of the NSV HMG (Utes / Utjos)

1974
PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2
The PA3(DM) / FMK-3 submachine gun series was of indigenous Argentine design and chambered for the universally accepted 9x19 ...
Thumbnail picture of the PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2

1972
PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta
While bearing an external appearance to that of the Soviet-era SVD Dragunov sniper rifle, the Romanian PSL is actually based ...
Thumbnail picture of the PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta

1975
Raytheon M47 Dragon
As World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased the value of ranged armor-defeating weapons on the battlefield - primarily through anti-...
Thumbnail picture of the Raytheon M47 Dragon

1970
RPG-26
The RPG-26 (Rocket Propelled Grenade 26) was developed as a single-shot, disposable anti-tank battlefield solution for the Re...
Thumbnail picture of the RPG-26

1973
Ruger Mini-14
The Ruger Mini-14 is based on the successful World War Two M1 Garand infantry rifle. In fact, most of the inner workings of t...
Thumbnail picture of the Ruger Mini-14

1974
SA-14 (Gremlin) / 9K34 Strela-3
Due to the limited capabilities of its preceding 9K32 "Strela-2" (NATO: SA-7 "Grail") anti-aircraft missile system, the Sovie...
Thumbnail picture of the SA-14 (Gremlin) / 9K34 Strela-3

1975
SIG-Sauer P220 (Pistole 75 / Model 75)
The SIG-Sauer P220 was a semi-automatic pistol series of Swiss origin with production also handled out of Germany. As the Swi...
Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer P220 (Pistole 75 / Model 75)

1975
Simonov AG-043
In the early-to-mid 1960s, Soviet engineer Sergei Simonov undertook several designs based on the world famous Kalashnikov AK-...
Thumbnail picture of the Simonov AG-043

1971
Thumbnail picture of the Simonov SPP-1

1978
Steyr AUG
Like other European nations during the Cold War, the Austrian Army made use of the excellent Belgian FN FAL Battle Rifle firi...
Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG

1978
Steyr AUG-LMG
The AUG-LMG "Light Machine Gun" is a gas-operated weapon system developed by Steyr-Mannlicher GmbH of Austria from the base m...
Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG-LMG

1974
Steyr GB
The Steyr GB underwent many alterations during its production run, obtaining a history for itself as being a poorly-produced ...
Thumbnail picture of the Steyr GB

1976
T65 (Type 65)
In an attempt to stock its national armory with an indigenous design, Taiwanese engineers developed the T65 (Type 65), an aut...
Thumbnail picture of the T65 (Type 65)

1975
Thales Blowpipe
Advances in aircraft prompted the machine gun to be pressed into action as an anti-aircraft measure followed by automatic can...
Thumbnail picture of the Thales Blowpipe

1979
Type 79 (SVD)
Once-close political ties between China and the Soviet Union led to closer military ties. As such, much of the Chinese stocks...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 79 (SVD)

1976
Valmet M76 (RK 62 76)
Finland fought two major wars against the Soviet Union during World War 2. In the end, the nations signed an accord which all...
Thumbnail picture of the Valmet M76 (RK 62 76)

1978
Winchester Model 1300
The Winchester Model 1300 series has long been held in high regard as a classic shotgun series since its inception in 1978. T...
Thumbnail picture of the Winchester Model 1300

1970
Zastava M70
The Zastava M70 was a conventional infantry assault rifle born in during the Cold War with the line still seeing notable serv...
Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M70

1976
Zastava M76
The Zastava Arms M76 sniper rifle is based off of the same Kalashnikov action as seen in the preceding M70 series of automati...
Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M76