Type 77 heavy machine gun

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Type 77
Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin  China
Production history
Manufacturer Norinco
Produced 1977-
Weight 28 kg (61.73 lb) (gun only)
28.3 kg (62.39 lb) (tripod)
Length 2,150 mm (84.6 in)

Cartridge 12.7×108mm
Action gas
Rate of fire 650-700 rounds/min
Feed system belt 60 rounds
Sights Iron/Optical

The Type 77 heavy machine gun is described as China’s first generation designed 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. The Type 85 is a “product improved” version. The weapon is both gas (three settings) and recoil operated.[1] The ammunition belt is the standard DShK metal non-disintegrating link.


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