The Finnish Valmet M78 Light Machine Gun has the standard clubfoot RPK-style buttstock and either a wooden or black Synthetic forearm, and sometimes is used to stand in for the RPK in some films. It has been chambered in 5.56x45mm (.223 Remington), 7.62x39mm, and 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester).
In the early 1980s, Valmet released a version of the M78 with a black Synthetic Thumbhole stock and black Synthetic Foregrip, called the M78/83.
The Finnish Valmet M78 or M78/83 light machine gun has appeared in the following films used by the following actors:
|Commando||Arnold Schwarzenegger||Col. John Matrix||M78/83, with SVD-style stock||1985|
|Maximum Overdrive||Leon Rippy||Brad||M78/83, with SVD-style stock and scope||1986|
|Predator||Rebels||M78/83, with SVD-style stock||1987|
|Red Dawn||Patrick Swayze||Jed Eckert||1984|
|Red Dawn||Jennifer Grey||Toni Mason||1984|
|Red Dawn||Soviet paratroopers||1984|
|The Negotiator||Michael Cudlitz||Palermo||scope and laser sight||1998|
|Rambo: First Blood Part II||Vietnamese soldiers||M78/83, with SVD-style stock||1985|
|Light It Up||SWAT sniper||footage from The Negotiator, M78/83, with SVD-style stock, laser sight, and scope||1999|
|Hard Target||Sven-Ole Thorsen||Stephan||M78/83, with SVD-style stock and scope||1993|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note||Air Date|
|Tour of Duty||NVA soldiers||1987 - 1989|
|The Chicago Code||Latino gang member||S01E07 - "Black Hand and the Onion Man"||2011|