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Type 97 tank machine gun

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Type 97 light machine gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka. Right side.
Type 97 light machine gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka. Left side.
Type 97 tank machine gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka. A characteristic feature of the tank version is the barrel cover and the scope mounted on the left side.
Type 97 tank machine gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka. Version with a scope mounted on the left side. No barrel cover.

The Type 97 tank machine gun was the standard machine gun used in tanks and armored vehicles of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, a heavy machine gun by infantry forces. This weapon was not related to the Type 97 aircraft machine gun used in several Japanese Navy aircraft including the Mitsubushi A6M Zero.

Specifications

(1937 – 1945)

  • Number built: 18000
  • Type: Machine gun
  • Caliber: 7.7x58mm Arisaka
  • Length: 45.1 in (114.5 cm)
  • Barrel Length: 27.6 in (70 cm)
  • Mass: 27.3 lbs (12.4 kg)
  • Feed System: 20-round detachable box magazine
  • Rate of Fire: 500rpm

The Type 97 tank machine gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Films

Title Actor Character Notes Date
The Great Raid mounted on Japanese Type 95 "Ha-Go" tanks 2005
City of Life and Death mounted on Japanese Type 95 "Ha-Go" tanks 2009

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Pacific Part 5; mounted on a Type 95 "Ha-go" light tank 2010

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Release Date
Battlefield: 1942 mounted in Japanese tanks 2002
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Mounted on Type 95 Ha-Gō light tanks 2003
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault mounted in Japanese tanks 2004
Call of Duty: World at War mounted in Japanese tanks 2008
Call of Duty: World at War - Final Fronts mounted on Type 97 Chi-Ha tanks 2008
Battlefield: 1943 mounted in Japanese tanks 2009
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 mounted in Japanese tanks 2010
Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm mounted in Type-95 "Ha-Go" wrecks 2013
Battlefield V added with "War in the Pacific" (2019); Infantry and Tank variant 2018
Call of Duty: Vanguard Mounted in Type 95 Ha-Go light tanks 2021
Enlisted Infantry variant with scope 2021
mounted in Japanese tanks

Anime

Title Characters Notation Date
Girls und Panzer Anteater Team Bow-mounted on a Type 3 Chi-Nu 2012 - 2013
Persona 3: The Movie "Midsummer Knight's Dream" 2013-2014
Girls und Panzer: der Film Anteater Team Bow-mounted on Type 3 Chi-Nu, Type 95 Ha-Go and Type 97 Chi-Ha tanks 2015
Girls und Panzer das Finale: Part 1 Anteater Team Mounted on Type 3 Chi-Nu tank 2017
Girls und Panzer das Finale: Part 2 Anteater Team Mounted on Type 3 Chi-Nu tank, CHA Type 97 Chi-Ha, CHA Type 2 Ka-M tanks 2019



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