Talk:Type 100 submachine gun
How come these Type 100s are never seen in any WWII movies that deals with the Pacific theater so far? Was the Type 100 SMGs were so few in number that they didn't have any impact for the Imperial Army arsenal? Is there no Type 100s that survived from WWII is that the reason?
- I think you just answered your own question Excalibur01 05:20, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
- I saw a documentary on Japanese WWII small arms and it said fewer than 10,000 were ever produced. Most of those only saw scattered use toward the end of the war though a fairly large number saw action on Okinawa. -Anonymous
The Type 100 does look cool, you have to admit. If you could rechamber one to 9mm, it'd actually be pretty useful. Hughjefender
- As I understand it the 8x22 Nambu cartridge was also severely underpowered for use in an automatic weapon as well as the fact that the materials available for production were also of extremely poor quality later in the war. Chroming of the barrel, for example, became next to impossible as Japan fell into retreat. --Charon68 09:52, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Wouldn't a 9mm Type 100 be a wannabe Sten?--FIVETWOSEVEN 15:01, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
- Or a Lanchester or a MP28? Except it wouldn't look like it was assembled by a sophomore in shop class? --funkychinaman 15:09, 14 July 2010 (UTC)