Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun

Infobox Weapon|is_ranged=yes

name=Type 3 Machine Gun
type=heavy machine gun
origin=flag|Empire of Japan
designer=Kijiro Nambu
part_length=737 mm
cartridge=6.5x50mm Arisaka
feed=30 rounds
rate=450 round/min maximum
200 round/min (Practical)
velocity=740 m/s (2,400 ft/s)
weight=55 kg
length=119.8 cm
range=4,000 m

The Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun was a Japanese air-cooled heavy machine gun, based on the design of the Hotchkiss M1914. It used an ammo strip for loading rounds. Its tripod could be used as an anti-aircraft mounting, and special anti-aircraft sights were provided.

External links

* [http://www3.plala.or.jp/takihome/mg.htm#1H Japanese machineguns of WW2]

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