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Light Machine Gun (LMG) / General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)

The Type 67 is the Chinese production version of the very same Soviet-era PK General Purpose Machine Gun
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 10/19/2017
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Year: 1967
Manufacturer(s): China NORth INdustries COrporation (NORINCO) - China
Roles: Fire Support/Suppression/Defense;
Action: Gas-Operated; Automatic; Belt-Fed; Air-Cooled
Caliber(s): 7.62x54mmR
Sights: Rear Leaf; Forward Post
Overall Length: 1,650 mm (64.96 in)
Barrel Length: 605 mm (23.82 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 24.25 lb (11.00 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 2,837 feet-per-second (865 meters-per-second)
Rate-of-Fire: 675 rounds-per-minute
Effective Range: 2,952 ft (900 m; 984 yd)
Operators: Bangladesh; China; Iraq; North Korea; North Vietnam; Syria; Tanzania; Turkey; Yemen; Vietnam
The Chinese Type 67 is a direct production copy of the Soviet PK series of successful squad automatic weapons developed in the early 1960s. utilizing successful components from other production machine guns such as the British Bren and the Czech ZB26 system, the Type 67 can - like the PK before it - be fielded in a variety of army roles. Those roles can include squad support (to which the carrying handle, bipod and barrel change system come in handy), the sustained fire role when mounted on a heavy duty tripod, vehicle mounts for self-defense or anti-aircraft duties and aircraft mounts for use in helicopter and light strike aircraft.

The weapon was developed in the early 1970's in an effort to supplant the current crop of outdated Soviet equipment in the Chinese inventory and is, by all accounts, as suitable for the many roles afforded to it as the Soviet PK version this system represents.

Variants / Models

• Type 67 - Base production model series beginning in 1967.
• Type 67-1 - Improved Type 67 production model
• Type 67-2 - Improved Type 67-1 production model
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