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Nambu Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun

Discussion in 'Japanese Light Weapons' started by Spitfire XIV-E, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Spitfire XIV-E

    Spitfire XIV-E New Member

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    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

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    Nambu Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun of 1943. Built by Hitachi under Kokura Arsenal supervision.
     
  2. Cabel1960

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    Was this the same type used by the Vietnamese against the USA .. :fag:
     
  3. Spitfire XIV-E

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    No. You're probably thinking of the Russian ( or a Chinese Copy ?) RPD.
     
  4. Jim

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    Looks a very solid weapon. :smirk:
     
  5. tom!

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    Hi.

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    Yours

    tom!;)
     

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