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For the Chinese Main Battle Tank of the same name, see Type 98
Overview 1942 Vietnam

The Type 99 (Japanese: 九九式軽機関銃 Kyūkyū-shiki Kei-kikanjū) was a Japanese light machine gun designed by Kijiro Nambu in 1939 and produced by Japan until the end of World War II. It was a modified re-chambered version of the Type 96 LMG (which fired 6.5x50mm Type 38 Arisaka cartridges) and was designed to fire 7.7x58mm cartridges to have more stopping power and bullet penetration. It was also generally more reliable than the Type 96 with the addition of other minor improvements.

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