Joseph S. Meloro
Japanese MGs
Wed Jun 5, 2019 23:07

I just saw some interesting live-fire videos of Jap machineguns. I watched the Type 11 light machinegun and the Type 92 heavy machinegun.

Which Japanese guns were primarily used on the red beaches at Tarawa?

    • Re: Japanese MGsGeorge E Proulx, Thu Jun 6 15:02
      Hi Joe. Records show that the Japanese had four twin mount Type 92 13.2mm pedestal mounted heavy machine-guns on the island. Two were situated on top of the fire control block house behind the two... more
      • Re: Japanese MGsGeorge E Proulx, Thu Jun 6 15:07
        Sorry, should have typed 6.5mm light machine guns. Just another note. The Japanese also had two 13.2mm heavy machine guns on top of the huge Headquarters Blockhouse east of Red Beach Three. Those two ... more
        • Japanese MGsJoseph Meloro, Sat Jun 8 17:41
          Thank you George. Great information. The Type 92 that I saw in the video was a 7.7mm. It was much slower than the rate of fire that I had heard the Japanese used. It sounded like a typewriter. I am... more
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