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Type 97 Machine Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeMachine Gun
Caliber7.700 mm
Capacity30 rounds
Length1,193.000 mm
Barrel Length711.000 mm
Weight10.900 kg
Rate of Fire500 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity724 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Type 97 light machine guns were vehicular weapons most frequently seen atop Japanese tanks. The inner-workings of them were actually copies of the Czech ZB vz/26 light machine guns of the 1920s, but they featured different stocks and grips. The barrels were known to overheat during sustained fire, thus Type 97 gunners tend to fire in short bursts. They were often seen with a 1.5 power telescopic sight with 30-degree field of view.

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Type 97 light machine gun with telescopic sight, magazine, and jacket guard, as seen in Handbook on US War Department Japanese Military Forces (TM-E 30-480), 1 Oct 1944




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Type 97 light machine gun with telescopic sight, magazine, and jacket guard, as seen in Handbook on US War Department Japanese Military Forces (TM-E 30-480), 1 Oct 1944


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