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The Japanese licensed Hotchkiss: the Type 3 (Taishō 14) Heavy Machine Gun.

The Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun, also known as the Taishō 14 Machine Gun, was a Japanese air-cooled heavy machine gun, based on the design of the Hotchkiss M1914. Although the Hotchkiss used 8mm cartridges, from 1914 Japan produced the Type 3 under license from Hotchkiss using the 6.5x50mm Arisaka ammunition

Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun in Days of InfamyEdit

Both the Japanese Army and Navy used they Type 3 machine guns whose design was based on the Hotchkiss during World War II. They used distinctive blue tracers rather than the American red.

In 1943, after the second, successful U.S. invasion of Hawaii, Saburo Shindo was reduced to manning such a machine gun after his Zero was ingloriously destroyed on the ground by an American bombing run.

Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun in The War That Came EarlyEdit

The Type 3 machine gun was the Japanese Army's main heavy machine gun. It was used primarily on the offensive to give charging infantry some form of support. The theory was that the guns were supposed to shoot right over the heads of the Japanese infantry, but unfortunately, some did get shot in the back.

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