Type 93 (13.2 mm)
|This page is about the Japanese machine gun Type 93 (13.2 mm). For other uses, see Type 93 (Disambiguation).|
The 13.2 mm Type 93 is a Japanese heavy machine gun used on naval vessels. The Type 93 is a license-produced version of the French Hotchkiss Mle 1930.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Motor torpedo boats||Type T-14|
|Sub-chasers||Type K-8 No.13 · Type K-8 No.13 late|
|Destroyers||IJN Ayanami · IJN Kiyoshimo · IJN Shimakaze|
|Light cruisers||IJN Mikuma · IJN Sendai · IJN Suzuya|
|Heavy cruisers||IJN Furutaka · IJN Kako · IJN Mogami|
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|Ammunition||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
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The Type 93 (13.2 mm) was a license-built French Hotchkiss M1929 heavy machine gun which saw wide use with Japanese forces. First licensed units were manufactured in 1935, reaching 1,500 units a month by 1944. Type 93 saw extremely wide use in Imperial Japanese Navy but was also used by the Imperial Army as a stand-alone heavy machine gun (primarily in anti-aircraft emplacements) or equipped on vehicles, such as Type 92 Tankettes.
The gun had a total length of 1.4 m and an empty weight of 42 kg. Magazine of only 30 rounds firing at 450 rpm allowed for a continuous fire of 4 seconds before the gun had to be reloaded. The maximum vertical range of the weapon was 4,000 m or 6,000 m when aimed at a 45° angle.
Four primary types of ammunition were used: Armour-piercing, Incendiary, Tracer and Exercise.
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|Naval machine guns|
|7.92 mm||MG08 pattern 1908 · MG15 · MG34|
|15 mm||MG M38(t)|
|7.7 mm||Lewis 1916 · Vickers GO No.5|
|7.92 mm||FN MAG|
|12.7 mm||Vickers Mk.V|
|6.5 mm||Maxim · Type 38 pattern 1907|
|7.7 mm||Type 89 · Type 92|
|13.2 mm||Type 93|
|6.5 mm||Breda Mod.30 · Fiat Model 26|
|13.2 mm||Breda Model 31|
|13.2 mm||Model 1929 Hotchkiss|