QBB-95

QBB-95 Light machine gun
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QBB-95 LSW
Type Light Machine Gun
Place of origin  People's Republic of China
Service history
In service 1997 (observed) to present
Used by People's Republic of China
Cambodia
Wars None
Production history
Manufacturer China North Industries Corporation
Produced 1995 to present
Number built Unknown
Variants QBZ-95B Carbine,
QBZ-95 Rifle,
QBZ-97 Rifle (Export),
QBB-95 LSW,
QBU-88 Designated Marksman
Specifications
Weight 3.95 kg unloaded (8 lb 7 oz)
Length 840 mm (33.1 in)
Barrel length 600 mm (23.6 in)

Cartridge 5.8x42mm DBP87 (QBB-95),
5.56x45mm NATO (QBB-97)
Caliber 5.8 mm
Action Short stroke Gas-actuated with rotating bolt
Effective range 600 m
Feed system 30-round box magazine, 75-round drum magazine

The QBB-95 (Type 95) (Chinese: 轻武器, 步枪, 班用, 1995; pinyin: Qīngwuqi, Bùqiāng--Bānyòng, 1995; literally "Light weapon, Rifle, Squad based, 1995") is the light support weapon variant of the Chinese Type 95 family. Based on the QBZ-95, the standard issue to most PLA units, most parts and ammunition of them are interchangeable (while small number of units are issued with Type 81 or Type 03 Assault rifle, which also chamber the same 5.8x42mm DBP87 round). This family includes a standard Assault rifle variant, a compact carbine variant and this particular light support weapon/Squad automatic weapon variant. The longer, heavier barrel and 75-round drum magazine of the QBB-95 allow substantial firing, however the standard 30-round box magazine is also compatible.

Though QBB-95 and QBZ-95 both feeds on 5.8x42 mm ammo, the QBB-95 normaly feeds on the "heavier machinegun cartridges", which has longer range, deeper armor penertration and better ballistic at long range. As using the ammo on a QBZ-95 would greatly wear the barrel and action, normal cartridges are used on QBZ-95 rifles. However, the new QBZ-95G rifles will all be loaded with the "heavier cartridges".

The weapon is manufactured by Norinco for the People's Liberation Army, the armed forces of the People's Republic of China. An export version known as the Type 97 family is also available, which fires the 5.56x45mm NATO round.

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