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Type 11 light machine gun

Type Light machine gun
Place of origin Empire of Japan
Service history
In service 1922–1945
Used by Imperial Japan
National Revolutionary Army
Chinese Red Army
Wars Second Sino-Japanese War, Soviet-Japanese Border Wars, World War II, Chinese Civil War
Production history
Designer Kijiro Nambu
Designed 1922
Produced 1922–1941
No. built 29,000
Weight 10.2 kg (22.49 lb)
Length 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Barrel length 443 mm (17.4 in)

Cartridge 6.5×50mm Arisaka
Action Gas-operated
Rate of fire 400–450 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 730 m/s (2,395 ft/s)
Feed system 30-round, hopper system