Assault rifles and machine guns

Name Origin Type
PAP M59/66 Yugoslavia Semi-automatic rifle
Zastava M72 Yugoslavia Assault rifle
Zastava M76 Yugoslavia Sniper rifle
Heckler & Koch MP5 West Germany Submachine gun

What weapons does the Bosnian army use?

Small arms

Name Origin Type
T91 assault rifle Taiwan Assault rifle
Heckler & Koch G36 Germany Assault rifle
MP5 Germany Submachine gun
Zastava M72 Yugoslavia Light machine gun

Were chemical weapons used in Bosnia?

Poison gas and other toxic chemicals were used dozens of times during the Bosnian conflict to torture and murder prisoners, but almost no one has been held directly responsible in court.

Is the Bosnian army strong?

For 2022, Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranked 123 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 4.0288 (a score of 0.0000 is considered ‘perfect’).


Category Totals
Tanks 320
Armored Vehicles 332
Self-Propelled Guns 57
Towed Artillery 679

What is the Bosnian War known for?

The Bosnian War resulted in the death of around 100,000 people, and the displacement of over two million men, women and children. A campaign of war crimes, ‘ethnic cleansing’ and genocide was perpetrated by Bosnian Serb troops under the orders of Slobodan Milošević.

Did the US see combat in Bosnia?

The first combat action in NATO’s history occurred in late February, when U.S. Air Force aircraft shot down four Bosnian Serb planes that violated the no-fly zone. Another action followed six weeks later on 10 April, when NATO aircraft engaged ground targets in retaliation for Bosnian Serb attacks on a UN safe area.

Can you buy guns in Bosnia?

Obtaining an illegal firearm in Bosnia today is no longer straightforward, if you are not well-connected in the criminal underworld, said Boskovic, particularly because of recent law enforcement efforts linked to security concerns. Firearms now are usually purchased in small numbers so as not to attract attention.

Does Bosnia still have landmines?

By 1996, some two million land mines and unexploded munitions littered Bosnia. By September 2013, land mines and unexploded munitions remained scattered in 28,699 locations.

Land mine situation.

Administrative level 2019 2020
Bosnian-Podrinje 46.82 (18.08) 46.83 (18.08)
Central Bosnia 113.10 (43.67) 110.95 (42.84)

How many landmines are left in Bosnia?

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre estimates that there are 180,000 unexploded mines left over from the wars of the 1990s. Over 130,000 have been removed, and 617 lives have been lost.

What weapons were used in Yugoslavia?


  • Assault Rifles. Zastava M70.
  • Machine guns. Zastava M53. Zastava M84. Zastava M72. Zastava M77.
  • Submachine guns. Skorpion vz.
  • Sniper Rifles. Zastava M76.
  • Pistols. CZ-99.
  • Launchers. M80 Zolja. M79 Osa. M90 Stršljen.

Who suffered the most in the Bosnian war?

Although Bosniaks were the primary victims and Serbs the primary perpetrators, Croats were also among the victims and perpetrators. Within six weeks a coordinated offensive by the Yugoslav army, paramilitary groups, and local Bosnian Serb forces brought roughly two-thirds of Bosnian territory under Serb control.

Who helped Bosnia in the war?

As a general rule, Bosniaks received support from Islamic countries, Serbs from Eastern Orthodox countries, and Croats from Catholic countries.

Is Bosnia joining NATO?

Bosnia and Herzegovina joined the Partnership for Peace program of NATO in 2006, and signed an agreement on security cooperation in March 2007. The nation began further cooperation with NATO within their Individual Partnership Action Plan in January 2008.

How many guns does Bosnia have?

According to data collected and processed by the government’s coordinating committee for small arms and light weapons, in 2021 there were 320,000 pieces of various weapons registered in the country.

Does Bosnia have special forces?

The Black Swans (Bosnian: Crni labudovi) was a special forces unit within the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Black Swans (special forces)

Black Swans Crni labudovi
Type Special Forces
Part of Patriotic League (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Garrison/HQ Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

What is the Bosnian army called?

The BiH armed forces were officially unified in 2005 and are composed of two founding armies: the Bosniak-Croat Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (VFBiH) and the Bosnian Serbs’ Army of Republika Srpska (VRS).

What fighter jets does Bosnia have?


Aircraft Type Versions
Soko G-4 Super Galeb Advanced trainer/light attack G-4
Soko J-22 Orao Strike Fighter J-22
UTVA 75 Basic trainer Utva 75
Soko J-21 Jastreb Strike Fighter J-21

Was an American pilot shot down in Bosnia?

On June 2, 1995, he was shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina by a 2K12 Kub mobile SAM launcher and forced to eject from his F-16C into hostile territory. US Marines from heavy-helicopter squadron HMH-464 and the 24 MEU(SOC) eventually rescued O’Grady after nearly a week of his evading the Bosnian Serbs.

Is the British army still in Bosnia?

British soldiers first deployed to Bosnia in 1992 during the country’s vicious civil war. Initially tasked with protecting aid convoys, they have remained there on peacekeeping duties ever since.