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Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)

The NORINCO W-85 Heavy Machine Gun series of the Chinese Army is no doubt influenced by the many decades of use regarding Soviet-era heavy guns.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/30/2017
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Year: 1985
Manufacturer(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
Action: Gas-Operated; Belt-Fed; Air-Cooled; Full-Automatic Fire Only
Caliber(s): 12.7x108mm Soviet
Sights: Iron.
Weight (Unloaded): 40.79 lb (18.50 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 2,788 feet-per-second (850 meters-per-second)
Rate-of-Fire: 600 rounds-per-minute
Operators: China

Variants / Models

• W-85 - Base Series Designation
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