|QJY-88 machine gun|
|Type||Light machine gun|
|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|In service||Late 1990s|
|Used by||PLA Ground Force, People's Armed Police|
|Designer||China North Industries Corporation|
|Manufacturer||China North Industries Corporation|
|Variants||Light mode/Heavy mode|
|Mass||Light mode:7.6 kg (17 lb), Heavy mode:11.8 kg (26 lb)|
|Length||Light mode:1,151 mm (45.3 in), Heavy mode:1,321 mm (52.0 in)|
|Barrel length||600 mm (24 in)|
|Crew||2: gunner and ammunition feeder|
|Cartridge||5.8×42mm DBP88 "Heavy rounds"|
|Rate of fire||650–700 rounds/min, 300 rounds/min (sustained fire)|
|Muzzle velocity||895 m/s (2,940 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||800–1000 meters|
|Feed system||Belt, 100 & 200 round cartridge case|
The QJY-88, also known as the Type 88 LMG (Chinese: 88式通用机枪, 1988 shì tōngyòng jīqiāng; English: 1988 model general purpose machine gun), is a 5.8x42mm Chinese light machine gun designed in the late 1980s by China North Industries Corporation, otherwise known as Norinco. It was intended to replace the obsolete Type 67 machine gun in service with the PLA.
The GPMG was created with first prototypes designed in 1989 before it was approved for production in 1999.
- "Modern Firearms". Retrieved 28 February 2013.
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