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Type 92 Machine Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeMachine Gun
Caliber7.700 mm
Capacity30 rounds
Length1,156.000 mm
Barrel Length721.000 mm
Weight55.300 kg
Rate of Fire450 rounds/min
Range800 m
Muzzle Velocity732 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Type 92 air-cooled heavy machine guns were designed by Kijiro Nambu. They were made the standard heavy machine gun of the Japanese Army in 1932. They were typically crewed by twenty men and two horses; a fully assembled Type 92 machine gun could be carried, with poles, by four to six men, while the others carried the heavy tripod, ammunition, and spare barrels. During the Pacific War, Allied servicemen nicknamed them "woodpeckers" because of these machine guns' distinct sound. They were used at times as light anti-aircraft weapons. Production of the Type 92 machine gun ceased in 1941.

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Japanese Type 92 heavy machine gun crew atop a building in Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan during an air raid exercise, 1934Japanese Type 92 light machine gun and crew in northern China, 1937Japanese Type 92 light machine gun and crew in northern China, 1937Japanese Type 92 machine gun and crew in northern China, 1937
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
8 Jan 2008 01:49:15 AM

The weight of this weapon as given above is somewhat misleading. The 55 Kg guoted was in fact the total weight inclusive of a 27 kg tripod. The weight of the gun itself being approx. 29 Kg (still quite heave compared with similar machine guns of other nations)
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Nov 2010 11:03:04 AM

The type 92 Heavy Machinegun fired the 7.7mm round, feed system 30 round metal strip. The weapon had a characteristic sound when fired. GI's nicknamed it the "Woodpecker" I have a wall clock, with different types of birds. When the clock strikes four, I hear the woodpecker.

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Japanese Type 92 heavy machine gun crew atop a building in Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan during an air raid exercise, 1934
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