The QBB-95 Light machine gun with a bipod attached
|Teep||Bullpup light machine gun|
|Place o oreegin||Fowkrepublic o Cheenae (People's Republic of China)|
|In service||1997 (observed)-present|
|Uised bi||See Uisers|
QBZ-95 (assault rifle)
QBZ-97 (assault rifle for export)
QBU-88 (designated marksman rifle)
|Wecht||3.95 kg unloaded (8 lb 7 oz)|
|Lenth||840 mm (33.1 in)|
|Baurel lenth||600 mm (23.6 in)|
|Cartridge||5.8×42mm DBP87 (QBB-95), 5.56×45mm NATO (QBB-97)|
|Action||Short stroke Gas-operated with rotating bolt|
|Muzzle velocity||970 m/s (3181 ft/s)|
|Effective firin range||600–800 m|
|Feed seestem||30-round detachable box magazine, 75-round detachable drum magazine|
The QBB-95 (Type 95) (Cheenese: 轻武器, 步枪, 班用, 1995; pinyin: Qīngwuqi, Bùqiāng—Bānyòng, 1995; leeterally: "Light weapon, Rifle, Squad based, 1995") is the licht support wappen variant o the Cheenese Type 95 faimily. Based on the QBZ-95, the staundard issue tae maist PLA units, maist pairts an ammunition of them are interchangeable (while smaw nummer of units are issued wi Type 56, Teep 81, or Type 03 Assault rifle, the latter of which an aa chambers the same 5.8×42mm DBP87 roond). This faimily includes a staundard Assault rifle variant, a compact carbine variant an this parteecular light support weapon/Squad automatic weapon variant. The langer, heavier barrel an 80-roond drum magazine o the QBB-95 allou sustained firing, houiver the standard 30-roond box magazine is an aa compatible.
Tho the QBB-95 an QBZ-95 baith tak 5.8×42mm ammo, the QBB-95 normally uises DBP88 "heavy round" machine gun cartridges, which haeve langer range, deeper airmour penetration an better ballistics at lang range. As uisin the hivy roonds on a QBZ-95 wad greatly wear the barrel an action, normal cartridges are uised on QBZ-95 rifles. Houiver, wi the fielding o the QBZ-95-1 variant, newer an heavier DBP10 cartridges will acome the standard ammunition for baith wappens.
Follaein the development o the improved QBZ-95-1 rifle, its features war developed intae the QBB-95-1 LSW. As an assault rifle, it already haed the barrel features tae fire hivy DBP10 ammunition, sae the ergonomic enhancements o the new rifle design war incorporated intae the new QBB-95-1 light machine gun.
The wappen is manufactured bi Norinco for the People's Liberation Army, the armed forces o the People's Republic of China. An export version kent as the QBB-97 faimily is an aa available, which fires the 5.56×45mm NATO roond.