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    Guns from 1970 to 1979

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/19/2015

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





    There are a total of (63) Firearms from 1970 to 1979 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1970
    2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower)
    The mortar as a battlefield weapon has been a mainstay of militaries for decades. In 1970, the Sovie... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 2B9 Vasilek (Cornflower)

    1978
    Al-Qadissiya Tabuk
    The Tabuk DMR, produced by Al-Qadissiya Establishments of Iraq, is classified as a "Designated Marks... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Al-Qadissiya Tabuk

    1977
    AMT Hardballer
    From 1977 to 2002, the now-bankrupt Arcadia Machine and Tool (AMT) company of Irwindale, California,... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AMT Hardballer

    1975
    APS (Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialny)
    Since special infantry elements require special weapons to achieve their given tasks, Soviet enginee... [Read More]
    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, tho... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AT-5 (Spandrel) / 9M113 (Contest)

    1979
    AT-7 (Saxhorn) / 9M115 (Mongrel)
    The AT-7 "Saxhorn" (officially Russian designation of "9K115 Metis", Metis translating to "Mongrel")... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta AS70 LMG

    1975
    Beretta Model 92
    The Beretta concern of Italy has been making firearms since it was founded in 1526, today existing a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 92

    1976
    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ75 (Phantom)
    The CZ75, as its designation suggests, was designed and introduced in 1975 and entered serial produc... [Read More]
    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 th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the DM51 (Handgranate Spreng)

    1974
    Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda
    The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale an... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FNC

    1976
    Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11
    With the standardization to NATO calibers for guns of Western countries during the Cold War, Europea... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11

    1977
    Fabrique Nationale M240 GPMG
    The M240 is the American copy of the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN) MAG-58 series of excellent, gas... [Read More]
    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... [Read More]
    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... [Read More]
    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 t... [Read More]
    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 nee... [Read More]
    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 suppress... [Read More]
    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 t... [Read More]
    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 mak... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK11

    1976
    Heckler & Koch P11
    Special forces elements have long since required specialized weapons and training to see their parti... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch P11

    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 beco... [Read More]
    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 tu... [Read More]
    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... [Read More]
    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 in... [Read More]
    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 producti... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ingram MAC-10 (M10)

    1972
    Izhmash AL-7
    The newer AK-107 and AK-108 assault rifles - detailed elsewhere on this site - emerged from the "AL-... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash AL-7

    1978
    Kalashnikov AK-74 (M1974)
    During the 1970s, the Soviet military sought a new infantry assault weapons system chambered for an ... [Read More]
    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" ("... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the KBP AGS-17 Plamya (Flame)

    1978
    M202 FLASH (FLame Assault SHoulder Weapon)
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    Thumbnail picture of the M202 FLASH (FLame Assault SHoulder Weapon)

    1978
    M224, 60mm Mortar
    The M224 is the current portable mortar system in service with the United States Army and Marine Cor... [Read More]
    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. ... [Read More]
    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 co... [Read More]
    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 e... [Read More]
    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 refinem... [Read More]
    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 lin... [Read More]
    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 S... [Read More]
    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 th... [Read More]
    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 Arm... [Read More]
    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 u... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2

    1974
    Pallad wz. 1974 (Palladium)
    During the Cold War, Polish military industry maintained a path apart from that of the Soviet Union.... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Pallad wz. 1974 (Palladium)

    1972
    Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)
    The Parker-Hale M82 (Model 82) was a conventional bolt-action rifle appearing from the British Parke... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)

    1972
    PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta
    While bearing an external appearance to that of the Soviet-era SVD Dragunov sniper rifle, the Romani... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Raytheon M47 Dragon

    1972
    RPG-18 (Mukha)
    As in the West with the M72 LAW, the Soviet Army of the Cold War years (1947-1991) adopted a lightwe... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the RPG-18 (Mukha)

    1970
    RPG-26
    The RPG-26 (Rocket Propelled Grenade 26) was developed as a single-shot, disposable anti-tank battle... [Read More]
    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 o... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    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 o... [Read More]
    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 wor... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Simonov AG-043

    1971
    Simonov SPP-1
    During the late 1960s Soviet engineers worked on providing a new kind of weapon for specialist troop... [Read More]
    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... [Read More]
    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 o... [Read More]
    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... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    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, m... [Read More]
    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 s... [Read More]
    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... [Read More]
    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 ... [Read More]
    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 precedi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M76