The Type 97 Light machine gun (九七式車載重機関銃 Kyū-nana-shiki shasai jū-kikanjū) was the standard secondary weapon in almost all Japanese tanks, armored vehicles and Imperial Army Infantry during the Second World War and during the Second Sino-Japanese war. During the war the machine gun was used by the Japanese Imperial Navy on the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter. The machine gun is based on the British Vickers machine gun.
Usage by the Japanese
A Type 97 Light machine gun is seen being fired from the hull from a Type 95 Ha-go light tank, used by the Japanese forces on Peleliu in Episode 5.