Japan's Type 11 Light Machine Gun: The Worst Machine Gun of All Time?
The National Interest -

Peter Suciu

Technology, Asia

A World War II disaster. You decide.

When it comes to military small arms there is always a debate over "The Best"—but equally debatable is what were some of the worst. The years leading up to and during the Second World War saw some truly excellent firearms developed, including the U.S. M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun, and notably the German MG-34 and MG-42 general purpose machine guns.

However, the Japanese military earns the prize for developing what was...

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