W85 heavy machine gun

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Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin China
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Manufacturer Norinco
Weight 18.5 kg (40.79 lb) (gun only)
17.5 kg (38.58 lb) (tripod)

Cartridge 12.7×108 mm
Action gas
Rate of fire 550-600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,788 ft/s)
Feed system belt
Sights Iron/Optical

The W-85 heavy machine gun is a heavy machine gun designed in the People's Republic of China. It fires the Soviet-designed 12.7×108 mm ammunition.[1]


The W85 chambers and fires the 12.7×108 mm round. It is a gas-operated, belt-fed, fully automatic weapon.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ W85 heavy machine gun Archived September 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d (in Chinese) "W85式/QJC88式高射机枪". firearmsworld.net. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  3. ^ World Guns Modern Firearms (2017-06-21). "W85 heavy machine gun (PR China)". modernfirearms.net. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  4. ^ Timothy Yan (2016-06-21). "These Are not the DShKs you're looking for: Part 2, the W85 Heavy Machine Gun". Guns & Tech. Retrieved 2017-08-04.