Type 1 heavy machine gun
|Type||Heavy machine gun|
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|Wars||World War II, Chinese Civil War|
|Produced||1941 - 1945|
|Weight||36.8 kg (gun & tripod)|
|Barrel length||589 mm|
|Rate of fire||400-450 round/min|
|Muzzle velocity||770 m/s (2,500 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||1,400 m|
|Maximum firing range||4,100 m|
|Feed system||Metallic feed trays with 30 rounds|
|Sights||Blade front sight with rear peep sight, graduated from 100 to 2,200 meters, with provision for mounting a telescope.|
The Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun (一式重機関銃 Iti-shiki juu-kikanjuu?) was a heavy machine gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War starting from 1941. It was sometimes used as a light anti-aircraft gun during the war in the Pacific. It is essentially a smaller, lighter version of the Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun. It employs the same principles of operation, simply with scaled down components. The barrel is designed to be rapidly changed in the field, as a result the barrel cooling rings have been reduced in size.
- TM-E 30-480, Handbook on Japanese Military Forces. United States War Department. 1944.
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