Type 11 light machine gun
The Type 11 was a light machine gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army in the interwar period and during World War II. The Type 11 came into active service in 1922, and some 29,000 were produced by the time production stopped in 1941. It was the primary Japanese light machine gun through the Manchurian Incident and in the early stages of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Although superseded by the Type 96 in production in 1936, it remained in service with front-line combat through the end of World War II.
The Type 91 was a tank-mounted variant of the Type 11, without a stock or bipod.
The Type 89 flexible machine gun was an aircraft gun developed from the Type 91. It was a twin gun (like the MG 81Z) and rechambered for 7.7x58mmSR, thus sharing ammo with the entirely mechanically unrelated Type 89 fixed machine gun, a Vickers Class E derivative.
The Te-4 was effectively the Type 89 split into a single gun (specifically the left-hand gun) and further refined, using a circular pan magazine.
The Type 11 light machine gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Across the Gobi and the Khingan (Govi Khyangand tulaldsan ni)||Imperial Japanese soldiers||1981|
|Empire of the Sun||Imperial Japanese soldiers||1987|
|Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre||Imperial Japanese soldiers||1995|
|The Great Raid||Imperial Japanese soldiers||2005|
|Philosophy of a Knife||archive footage||2008|
|The Good, the Bad, the Weird||Japanese troops||2008|
|John Rabe||Imperial Japanese soldiers||archive footage||2009|
|Death and Glory in Changde||Japanese soldiers||2010|
|The Flowers of War||Japanese soldiers||2011|
|The Taking of Tiger Mountain||in bandits emergency arsenal||2014|
|The Eight Hundred||Imperial Japanese soldiers||2020|
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|Medal of Honor: Rising Sun||"T-11"||2003|
|Glorious Missions||Non-player weapon, used by Imperial Japanese Army Heavy Gunner||2012|
|Far East War||"Type 11 LMG"||2013|
|World of Guns: Gun Disassembly||Type 11 LMG||2014|
|Battlefield V||"Type 11 LMG"||Added in "Into the Jungle" chapter||2018|
|Call of Duty: Vanguard||"Type 11"||2021|
|Enlisted||Type 11 Light Machine Gun||2021|
|Momotaro: Sacred Sailors||Type 89 dual flexible, mounted on aircraft||1945|
|Cat Planet Cuties||Ep. 01; on the cover of a DVD belonging to Manami||2010|
|Girls und Panzer||Duck Team||Two Type 91 Tank machine guns mounted on Type 89 tank||2012 - 2013|
|Girls und Panzer: This is the Real Anzio Battle!||Akebi Sasaki||mounted in Type 89 tank||2014|
|Girls und Panzer: der Film||Duck Team||mounted in Type 89 I-Go tank||2015|
|Girls und Panzer das Finale: Part 1||Duck Team||Mounted on Type 89 I-Go tank||2017|
|Sirius the Jaeger||Ep. 07; mounted in tanks||2018|
|Girls und Panzer das Finale: Part 2||Duck Team||Mounted on Type 89 I-Go tank||2019|