Type 67 machine gun
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The Type 67 on a tripod field mount.
|Type||General-purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|Wars||Vietnam War, Syrian Civil War, Yemeni Civil War|
|Manufacturer||China North Industries Corporation|
|Variants||Type 67-1, Type 67-2|
|Weight||11 kg (24.25 lb)|
|Length||1,650 mm (65.0 in)|
|Barrel length||605 mm (23.8 in)|
|Action||Gas-operated, tilting breechblock|
|Rate of fire||650-700 rounds/min|
|Effective firing range||800-1000 m|
|Feed system||100/250-round belt|
|Sights||Rear leaf sight, forward post|
The Type 67 is a general-purpose machine gun, chambered in 7.62×54mmR used by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It was superseded in Chinese service by the Type 80 machine gun, which is the PK machine gun made in China.
The Type 67 machine gun was developed as a lightweight replacement for the Type 53 (SG43) and Type 57 (SGM) medium 7.62 mm machine guns.[dubious ]
According to a United States Army Materiel Command analysis, the Type 67 uses the DP trigger mechanism, the quick-change barrel of the SG-43, a gas regulator similar to the RPD, the ZB vz. 30 bolt mechanism, and a modified Maxim-type feed mechanism.
Since 1967 – the year of its introduction – the Type 67 has gone through two model modifications and improvements, with the newer models designated Type 67-1 and Type 67-2.
BD-14 : a variant of the Type 67 made by Bangladesh Ordnance Factories.
- People's Republic of China
- North Korea
- North Vietnam: The Vietcong and to the North Vietnamese Army.
- Yemen 
- James H. Willbanks (2004). Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. ABC-CLIO. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-85109-480-6.
- Small Arms Identification and Operation Guide--Eurasian Communist Countries, Defense Intelligence Agency/United States Army Materiel Command ST-HB-07-03-74, p. 264
- Chinese Type 67 GPMGs in Syria & Yemen, additional text.
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