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Type W-85

Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)

The Chinese-originated Type W-85 Heavy Machine Gun is in the same class of weapons as the Soviet DShK and American Browning M2 machine gun families.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 11/16/2016
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Year: 1985
Manufacturer(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
Action: Gas-Operated; open-Bolt; Belt-Fed; Full-Automatic
Caliber(s): 12.7x108mm
Sights: Iron; Optional Optics
Overall Length: 1,995 mm (78.54 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 40.79 lb (18.50 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 2,788 feet-per-second (850 meters-per-second)
Rate-of-Fire: 575 rounds-per-minute
Operators: China

Variants / Models

• Type W-85 - Base Series Designation
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