|Type||Heavy machine gun|
|Place of origin||China|
|Weight||17.5 kg (38.58 lb) (gun only) |
8.5 kg (18.74 lb) (tripod)
|Length||2,119 mm (83.4 in)|
|Rate of fire||450-600 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||850 m/s (2,788 ft/s)|
The Type 89 heavy machine gun is a heavy machine gun designed in the People's Republic of China. It is a derivative of the earlier Type 85 machine gun and fires the Soviet-designed 12.7×108mm .50 calibre ammunition.
The Type 89 is a hybrid gas/recoil-operated, belt-fed, fully automatic weapon chambered for and fires the 12.7×108mm round. The Type 89 uses gas direct-impingement to unlock the gun while using a short recoil mechanism to cycle it.
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