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The Type 100 submachine gun, or Type 100 SMG for short, is an aircooled, blowback operated, submachine gun utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.[1]

Description

It is chambered for the 8x22 Nambu Round and it can hold up to thirty rounds. It was designed in 1939 and was adopted the next year.[2] The weapon is mainly welded together and it weighs roughly 3.9 kilograms.

It also is about 89 centimeters and had a rate fire varying from 450 rpm to 800, this depended on the model. Type 100 could also be fitted with a Type 30 Bayonet. Like many other Japanese weapons, while the initial quality of the weapon may have been good, as the war progressed and materials were less common, the reliability went down by a large extent.

VariantsBearbeiten

There were two versions of the Type 100 SMG, the Type 100/40 and the Type 100/44. The Type 100/44 came later had its rate of fire increased to 800. There was also a modified Type 100 that wasn't different in any way to the original models besides the folding stock. It was used by paratroops and the Japanese Navy.

HistoryBearbeiten

Type 100s were used throughout WWII by Japanese forces. They were used by different types of Japanese units such as paratroops where they fought alongside other Japanese weapons such as the Type 99 Rifle. Although they were used by infantry, they were not as common as other weapons such as Type 99 Rifle. Production naturally ended in 1945, with the defeat of Japan with somewhere around 26,000 units being produced.

ReferencesBearbeiten

  1. http://ww.lonesentry.com/ordnance/8-mm-submachine-gun-type-100-1940.html
  2. http://world.guns.ru/smg/jap/type-100-e.html

Vorlage:Japanese Infantry Weapons

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