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Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin  China
Service history
Used by China
Production history
Manufacturer Norinco
Weight 17.5 kg (38.58 lb) (gun only)
8.5 kg (18.74 lb) (tripod)
Length 2,119 mm (83.4 in)

Cartridge 12.7×108mm
Action gas/recoil
Rate of fire 450-600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 850 m/s (2,788 ft/s)
Feed system belt
Sights Iron/Optical

The Type 89 heavy machine gun is a heavy machine gun designed in the People's Republic of China. It is a derivative of the earlier Type 85 machine gun and fires the Soviet-designed 12.7×108mm .50 calibre ammunition.


The Type 89 is a hybrid gas/recoil-operated, belt-fed, fully automatic weapon chambered for and fires the 12.7×108mm round. The Type 89 uses gas direct-impingement to unlock the gun while using a short recoil mechanism to cycle it.

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