Type 93 (13.2 mm)

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The 13.2 mm Type 93 on Type K-8 (1944).

Description

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Motor torpedo boats  Type T-14
Gunboats  Kanonenboot K-2
Sub-chasers  Type K-8 (1944)
Destroyers  IJN Ayanami · IJN Kiyoshimo · IJN Shimakaze
Light cruisers  IJN Mikuma · IJN Sendai · IJN Suzuya
Heavy cruisers  IJN Furutaka · IJN Kako · IJN Mogami

General info

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Available ammunition

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History

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 meters or 6,000 meters when aimed at a 45° angle.

Four primary types of ammunition were used: Armor-piercing, Incendiary, Tracer and Exercise.

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  • The Type 93 (13.2 mm) on the Type T-14.

See also

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Naval machine guns
USA 
12.7 mm  AN-M2
Germany 
7.92 mm  MG15 · MG34
15 mm  MG M38(t)
USSR 
12.7 mm  DShK
14.5 mm  KPVT
Britain 
7.7 mm  Lewis 1916 · Vickers GO No.5
12.7 mm  Vickers Mk.V
Japan 
6.5 mm  Type 38 pattern 1907
7.7 mm  Type 92
13.2 mm  Type 93
Italy 
6.5 mm  Breda Mod.30 · Fiat Model 26
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31