Type 92 Machine Gun
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Barrel Length||721.000 mm|
|Rate of Fire||450 rounds/min|
|Muzzle Velocity||732 m/s|
Contributor: C. Peter Chenww2dbaseThe 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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Last Major Revision: Jan 2008
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