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Type 89

Type 89 assault rifle
Type 89 assault rifle

Type 89 assault rifle with folding buttstock
Type 89 assault rifle with folding buttstock


 

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 864 mm
Barrel length: 420 mm
Weigth: 3.5 kg unloaded
Magazine capacity: 30 rds

Type 89 rifle was developed by HOWA Machinery Co., Japan, for National Defence Forces of Japan.

Type 89 rifle is a select-fire, gas-operated, rotating bolt firearm. The gas action and bolt group is somewhat similar to USA-designed AR-18 rifle, previously manufactured by HOWA uned license from Armalite Co (USA).Type 89 rifle has receiver made from stamped steel, polymer furniture and flip-up aperture rear sights. It also has lightweight folding bipods. Type 89 rifle may fire rifle grenades.