History CoolGuns / MachineGuns

17th Aug '17 4:42:49 AM TheWildWestPyro
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The BAR, for all intents and purposes, ended up a little ahead of its time. Chambered for the same .30-06 Springfield ammunition as standard-issue rifles, the weapon was poorly suited for its intended application as a light machine gun (it would only be with the introduction of CoolGuns/{{assault rifles}} firing "intermediate" cartridges that the idea behind the BAR would become feasible). In particular, it lacked any facility for changing barrels quickly, and its 20-round box magazine limited its firepower. Reliability issues were also common if the weapon wasn't cleaned regularly, due to its complex fire-rate reducer and corrosion-prone gas cylinder. The bipod was also notorious for being designed in such a manner that it could easily rotate freely around the barrel - many just took it off and used the weapon without one to save weight. Nevertheless, it was well-liked by its users for its sheer firepower, indestructibility, and being significantly lighter than traditional machine guns of the time. That said, gun collectors and WW2 reenactors today are often surprised by the BAR's sheer weight - the [=M1918A2=] weighs 8.8 kg or 19 pounds ''unloaded'' when modern light machine guns, such as the M249 SAW, usually weigh 10 kg or 22 pounds fully loaded.

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The BAR, for all intents and purposes, ended up a little ahead of its time. Chambered for the same .30-06 Springfield ammunition as standard-issue rifles, the weapon was poorly suited for its intended application as a light machine gun (it would only be with the introduction of CoolGuns/{{assault rifles}} firing "intermediate" cartridges that the idea behind the BAR would become feasible). In particular, it lacked any facility for changing barrels quickly, and its 20-round box magazine limited its firepower. Reliability issues were also common if the weapon wasn't cleaned regularly, due to its complex fire-rate reducer and corrosion-prone gas cylinder. The bipod was also notorious for being designed in such a manner that it could easily rotate freely around the barrel - many just took it off and used the weapon without one to save weight. Nevertheless, it was well-liked by its users for its sheer firepower, indestructibility, and being significantly lighter than traditional machine guns of the time. That said, gun collectors and WW2 war reenactors today are often surprised by the BAR's sheer weight - the [=M1918A2=] weighs 8.8 kg or 19 pounds ''unloaded'' when modern light machine guns, such as the M249 SAW, usually weigh 10 kg or 22 pounds fully loaded.
13th Aug '17 12:48:02 PM PixelKnight
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-->-- ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff73iFNF2Lw Ahoy]]''

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-->-- ''[[https://www.Iconic Arms, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff73iFNF2Lw Ahoy]]''
"Minigun."]]
13th Aug '17 11:30:26 AM dlchen145
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The Type 96/99 looks extremely similar to the Bren gun; to the point that sometimes they both are mistaken as clones of the Bren. Internally, the Type 96 uses the same gas operation mechanism as the earlier Type 11, which were based on the French Hotchkiss [=M1909=] machine gun of the previous World War. The Type 96 also features a top-mounted 30-round magazine like the Bren, as opposed to the hopper-design of the Type 11; this increases the reliability while also simultaneously decreasing the weight of the gun. It also features a finned barrel that can be changed quickly to avoid overheating, and a ''bayonet lug'' (pictured above) [[note]](which proved AwesomeButImpractical because the [=LMGs=] were simply too heavy to be useful with the bayonet at close range, and in the case of the Type 99, the bayonet was obstructed by the flash hider)[[/note]]. While the fire setting was only full-auto, firing one shot was possible by pulling the trigger briefly, something made easier by the low (450-500 rounds/min) rate of fire. Since the Type 99 was basically a redesigned Type 96 for a new cartridge, it is mostly identical to the Type 96, save for a slightly higher rate of fire (700 rpm). Both machine guns also have different muzzle designs, barrels, buttstocks and magazines.

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The Type 96/99 looks extremely similar to the Bren gun; to the point that sometimes they both are mistaken as clones of the Bren. Internally, the Type 96 uses the same gas operation mechanism as the earlier Type 11, which were based on the French Hotchkiss [=M1909=] machine gun of the previous World War. The Type 96 also features a top-mounted 30-round magazine like the Bren, as opposed to the hopper-design of the Type 11; this increases the reliability while also simultaneously decreasing the weight of the gun. It also features a finned barrel that can be changed quickly to avoid overheating, and a ''bayonet lug'' (pictured above) [[note]](which proved AwesomeButImpractical because the [=LMGs=] were simply too heavy to be useful with the bayonet at close range, and in the case of the Type 99, the bayonet was obstructed by the flash hider)[[/note]]. While the fire setting was only full-auto, firing one shot was possible by pulling the trigger briefly, something made easier by the low (450-500 rounds/min) rate of fire. Since The Type 99 can be differentiated from the Type 99 was basically a redesigned Type 96 for a new cartridge, it is mostly identical to the Type 96, save for a slightly higher rate of fire (700 rpm). Both machine guns also have by different muzzle designs, barrels, buttstocks and magazines.
magazines, and a higher rate of fire (700 rpm).
13th Aug '17 11:04:27 AM TheFarmboy
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* Shows up in ‘‘‘‘‘ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}’’’’’, of all places. Specifically, Snoopy (appropriately enough) has one, modified for belt feeding, that he uses to [[AngryGuardDog guard Charlie Brown’s house]]. [[2.bp.blogspot.com/_Iy-QvX1qv0E/S9Tnv22Y8lI/AAAAAAAAG98/QUPxzklAqnw/s1600/peanuts.jpg Seriously]].
13th Aug '17 4:57:22 AM EDP
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* Shows up in ‘‘‘‘‘ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}’’’’’, of all places. Specifically, Snoopy (appropriately enough) has one, modified for belt feeding, that he uses to [[AngryGuardDog guard Charlie Brown’s house]]. [[2.bp.blogspot.com/_Iy-QvX1qv0E/S9Tnv22Y8lI/AAAAAAAAG98/QUPxzklAqnw/s1600/peanuts.jpg Seriously]].
12th Aug '17 10:52:41 PM TheWildWestPyro
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The Type 96/99 looks extremely similar to the Bren gun; to the point that sometimes they both are mistaken as clones of the Bren. Internally, the Type 96 uses the same gas operation mechanism as the earlier Type 11, which were based on the French Hotchkiss [=M1909=] machine gun of the previous World War. The Type 96 also features a top-mounted 30-round magazine like the Bren, as opposed to the hopper-design of the Type 11; this increases the reliability while also simultaneously decreasing the weight of the gun. It also features a finned barrel that can be changed quickly to avoid overheating, and a ''bayonet lug'' (pictured above) [[note]](which proved AwesomeButImpractical because the [=LMGs=] were simply too heavy to be useful with the bayonet at close range, and in the case of the Type 99, the bayonet was obstructed by the flash hider)[[/note]]. While the fire setting was only full-auto, firing one shot was possible by pulling the trigger briefly, something made easier by the low (450-500 rounds/min) rate of fire. Since the Type 99 was basically a redesigned Type 96 for a new cartridge, it is mostly identical to the Type 96, save for a slightly higher rate of fire (700 rpm).

There is, however, one significant difference between the Type 96 and 99: Kijiro Nambu, the designer of the two weapons, failed to address the dimensional tolerance issue between the bolt and gun barrel, causing jams during full-auto fire when cases became stuck in the chamber. An oil pump was installed in the Type 96's magazine loader to (theoretically) ensure reliable feeding via oiling the cartridges, but this just made the problem go FromBadToWorse because the oiled cartridges attracted dirt/dust/sand/whatever into the breech. The Type 99 redesign had better primary extraction, which made the oil pump unnecessary.

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The Type 96/99 looks extremely similar to the Bren gun; to the point that sometimes they both are mistaken as clones of the Bren. Internally, the Type 96 uses the same gas operation mechanism as the earlier Type 11, which were based on the French Hotchkiss [=M1909=] machine gun of the previous World War. The Type 96 also features a top-mounted 30-round magazine like the Bren, as opposed to the hopper-design of the Type 11; this increases the reliability while also simultaneously decreasing the weight of the gun. It also features a finned barrel that can be changed quickly to avoid overheating, and a ''bayonet lug'' (pictured above) [[note]](which proved AwesomeButImpractical because the [=LMGs=] were simply too heavy to be useful with the bayonet at close range, and in the case of the Type 99, the bayonet was obstructed by the flash hider)[[/note]]. While the fire setting was only full-auto, firing one shot was possible by pulling the trigger briefly, something made easier by the low (450-500 rounds/min) rate of fire. Since the Type 99 was basically a redesigned Type 96 for a new cartridge, it is mostly identical to the Type 96, save for a slightly higher rate of fire (700 rpm). \n\n Both machine guns also have different muzzle designs, barrels, buttstocks and magazines.

There is, however, one significant difference between the Type 96 and 99: Kijiro Nambu, the designer of the two weapons, failed to address the dimensional tolerance issue between the bolt and gun barrel, causing jams during full-auto fire when cases became stuck in the chamber. An oil pump was installed in the Type 96's magazine loader to (theoretically) ensure reliable feeding via oiling the cartridges, but this just made the problem go FromBadToWorse because the oiled cartridges attracted dirt/dust/sand/whatever into the breech. The Type 99 redesign had better primary extraction, which made the oil pump unnecessary.
unnecessary.
12th Aug '17 7:22:32 PM Rmpdc
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12th Aug '17 7:20:37 PM Rmpdc
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[[caption-width-right:350: Above: Type 96, Below: Type 99]]
12th Aug '17 1:54:00 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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* Bren Guns appear in ''VideoGame/MenOfWar''(specifically, ''Assault Squad'' as standard for British machine gunners and Bren Carriers also have one on board.

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* Bren Guns appear in ''VideoGame/MenOfWar''(specifically, ''Assault Squad'' Squad'') as standard for British machine gunners and Bren Carriers also have one on board.
12th Aug '17 1:52:50 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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* Bren Guns appear in ''VideoGame/MenOfWar''(specifically, ''Assault Squad'' as standard for British machine gunners and Bren Carriers also have one on board.
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