Discord-logo.jpg Join our Discord!
If you have been locked out of your account you can request a password reset here.

Type 93 heavy machine gun

From Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Type 93 heavy machine gun - 13.2x99mm Hotchkiss
Type 93 heavy machine gun, 1933 model - 13.2x99mm Hotchkiss

The Type 93 heavy machine gun is the Imperial Japanese Navy's imported and domestically produced version of the Hotchkiss M1929. The Hotchkiss was also used by the Imperial Japanese Army under the name Type Ho 13mm AA machine cannon ("Ho" taken from "Hotchkiss"). The Army's Type Ho was used as a stationary heavy machine gun and as an anti-aircraft weapon, while the Navy's Type 93 was primarily mounted aboard ships. Being developed before Hotchkiss switched the French model from 13.2x99mm to 13.2x96mm in 1935, the Japanese guns continued to use the original cartridge. The IJN's later Type 3 aircraft machine gun would, however, use the newer 13.2x96mm Hotchkiss cartridge.

The Hotchkiss design would also be the basis for the Type 98 cannon.

The Italian Regia Marina also used the Hotchkiss design aboard ships, the Breda Modello 31.



  • Type: Heavy Machine Gun, Anti-Aircraft Cannon
  • Caliber: 13.2x99mm Hotchkiss
  • Weight: 42 kilograms (93 lb) (empty)
  • Length: 140 centimeters (55 in)
  • Barrel Length: 988 millimeters (38.9 in)
  • Feed System: 30-round magazine
  • Rate of Fire: 450 rounds/min

The Type 93 heavy machine gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006
Midway (2019) 2019
Godzilla Minus One Ryunosuke Kamiki KĊichi Shikishima Mounted on a boat 2023

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Battlefield V 2018
World of Warships: Legends 2019
Enlisted "Type 93 HMG" Version with a pistol grip and a stock. 2021


Title Character Note Date
Brave Witches Single mounts on Takao-class cruiser 2016-2017

Do Not Sell My Personal Information