The Nambu Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun was introduced in 1932 by the Japanese. It was based on the Hotchkiss M1914. It fired a special semi-rimmed 7.7mm cartridge in 18 round strips. This was the standard Japanese Heavy Machine Gun throughout the 2nd World War. It was also used in an Anti-Aircraft role by fitting special rounded sights. Type 92 crews were large, typically 20 men split into 2 10 man sections. One was the Ammunition Section which also had 8 horses. A large amount of Ammunition was also carried in 2 types of boxes - The Otsu (30kg) box held 750 rounds in 25 strips & the Kou (20kg) box held 540 rounds in 18 strips. Spare Barrels and Tools were also carried. The other was the Weapons Section with 2 horses. The large amount of men reflected the need to carry everything by foot. The Tripod base also included 2 poles so that 4 men could carry the weapon to a new firing position in 28 seconds. It was nicknamed "The Woodpecker" by Allied troops after the distinctive sound it made when firing. Strip Capacity - 18 Rounds Effective Range - 800 Metres Rate of Fire 200 - 450 RPM Nambu Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun of 1943. Built by Hitachi under Kokura Arsenal supervision.