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National Archives #80-G-19140. Via Mikesh (2004)
||13.2 x 99 AP or HE
||1.83 ounce (AP)
52 g (AP)
|Velocity||2590 feet per second
789 meters per second
||800 rounds per minute|
The Type 3 machine gun was a belt-fed weapon that replaced the Type 97 on Navy aircraft. Based on the Browning M2, but modified to use the same cartridge as the 13mm/76 antiaircraft gun, it had a short recoil rising block locked action and was belt-fed. It has been claimed (e.g. by Mikesh 2004) that the weapon could fire Browning ammunition belts in an emergency.
Williams and Gustin (2003)
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