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Type 96 light machine gun

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Nambu Type 96 (minus magazine) equipped with a 2.5X Fuji periscope sight - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Nambu Type 96 with 2.5X Fuji periscope sight, Type 30 bayonet, bipod, and rear monopod - 6.5x50mm Arisaka

The Type 96 Light Machine Gun saw combat in large numbers with the Imperial Japanese Army in World War Two, although it was later largely supplemented with the Type 99 Light Machine Gun.


(1936 - 1945)

Type: Light Machine Gun

Caliber: 6.5x50mm Arisaka

Capacity: 30 round detachable box magazine

Fire Modes: Fully Automatic

Muzzle velocity 735 m/s (2,410 ft/s)

Rate of fire 450–500 rounds/min

Weight 19.8 lbs (9 kg)

Length 42.1 in (107 cm)

Barrel length 21.7 in (55 cm)

The Type 96 Light Machine Gun has appeared in the following films and video games used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
The Fighting Seabees Japanese soldier 1944
Sands of Iwo Jima Japanese soldiers 1949
Daughters of China (Zhong Hua nu er) Japanese soldiers 1949
Halls of Montezuma Japanese soldiers 1951
Flying Leathernecks Japanese soldiers 1951
Men in War Aldo Ray Sgt. Montana 1957
North Korean soldiers
Hell to Eternity Japanese soldiers 1960
None But the Brave Tatsuya Mihashi Lt. Kuroki 1965
Japanese soldiers
Beach Red Japanese soldiers 1967
Japan's Longest Day Japanese soldiers 1967
Too Late the Hero Japanese soldiers 1970
Listen on the Other Side (Daisny tserguudee sonsotsgoo!) Japanese soldiers 1971
1941 Japanese sailors 1979
Across the Gobi and the Khingan (Govi Khyangand tulaldsan ni) Nikolay Penkov Votintsev 1981
Imperial Japanese Army Soldiers
The Thin Red Line Japanese soldiers 1998
Windtalkers Simon Rhee Japanese soldier 2002
Imperial Japanese Army Soldiers
Unbroken Japanese Prison Guard 2014
Hacksaw Ridge Imperial Japanese soldiers 2016


Title Actor Character Notes Date
Parer's War Japanese soldiers 2014


Title Character Note Date
The Cockpit Private Utsunomiya Ep. 3 "Knight of the Iron Dragon"; mounted on motorcycle 1993
Private Kodai

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notes Release Date
Deadly Dozen Pacific Theater "Type 99 Light Machine Gun" 2002
Forgotten Hope With bayonet 2003
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault "Type 96 LMG" With Bayonet 2004
The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific "Type 96 LMG" 2007
Men of War 2009
Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm "Nambu Type 96" 2013
Enlisted 2021

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