Type 98 Data
Type 98 machine gun

Type 98 LMG

Catridge 7.92mm x 57mm Mauser

Projectile Weight

AP: 0.41oz/11,5g

Muzzle Velocity 2,660fps/811mps
Range 1,970'/600m
Rate of Fire


The Type 98 machine gun is a copy of the German MG15, and was used by both the Japanese Navy and Japanese Army as a flexible machine gun for aerial use.

The weapon is fed by a saddle type magazine, which holds 75 rounds. It saw use in the following applications.


Aichi B7A

Mitsubishi Ki-67

Nakajima C6N

Yokosuka D4Y