Hotchkiss 13.2mm machine gun file photo [13224]

Hotchkiss 13.2 mm Machine Gun

Country of OriginFrance
TypeMachine Gun
Caliber13.200 mm
Capacity30 rounds
Length1,670.000 mm
Barrel Length1,000.000 mm
Weight37.500 kg
Ammunition Weight0.05 kg
Rate of Fire450 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity800 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Hotchkiss 13.2-millimeter heavy machine guns, which were designed for anti-aircraft applications, became available in the late 1920s, seeing service with the French Army and the French Navy. They had a effective ceiling of 3,980 meters and a maximum ceiling of 4,500 meters; when used against ground targets, the range was 6,000 meters. In 1930, the French Air Force also adopted the weapon (under the designation of mitrailleuse de 13,2 mm CA mle 1930) for airfield defense. Abroad, the Spanish Navy acquired many examples in Dec 1935, equipping several destroyers and cruisers. In Japan, the Japanese Navy adopted this design as the Type 93 13-millimeter heavy machine gun while the Japanese Army used the designation Type Ho.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2011

Photographs

Japanese Navy Type 93 or Japanese Army Type Ho twin 13mm heavy machine gun, seen in US Technical Manual TM-E 30-480: Handbook on Japanese Military ForcesUS servicemen testing a captured Japanese 13mm heavy machine gun, date unknown




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