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Japanese 7.7mm Type 92 Machine Gun


Photograph of Type 92 machine gun

National Archives #80-G-193294

Specifications:

Ammunition
7.7 x 56 R with AP and incendiary rounds
Weight of round     
0.40 ounce or 11.3 g (AP)
0.35 ounce or 9l8 g (incendiary)
Velocity 2500 feet per second
762 meters per second
Range 1970 feet
600 meters
Weight of gun
18.7 lbs
8.5 kg
Rate of fire     
600 rounds per minute
Gun power
11


The Type 92 machine gun was a license-built version of the British Lewis and was widely used as a flexible weapon on Navy aircraft. It had a gas operated rotating bolt head locked action and was fed from drum magazines holding either 47 or 97 rounds.

References

Francillon (1979)

Mikesh (2004)
Williams and Gustin (2003)


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