Type 93 (13.2 mm)

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Detailed view of the Type 93 in a single mount on the Type T-14.


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General info

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Available ammunition

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A license-built French Hotchkiss M1929 heavy machine gun saw a wide use in Japanese forces. First licensed units were manufactured in 1935 , reaching 1500 units a month by the 1944. Type 93 seen an 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 1.4m and an empty weight of 42kg. Magazine of only 30 rounds firing at 450rpm allowed for a continuous fire of 4 seconds before reload was needed. Maximum vertical range of the weapon was 4000 meters, or 6000 meters at 45°.

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


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7.92 mm  MG15 · MG34
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12.7 mm  DShK
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7.7 mm  Lewis 1916 · Vickers GO No.5
12.7 mm  AN-M2 · Vickers Mk.V
6.5 mm  Type 38 pattern 1907
7.7 mm  Type 92
13.2 mm  Type 93