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Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 AM
NZtyphoon NZtyphoon is offline
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I have a DVD of the Kokoda campaign so I'll see if I can find anything related to the Japanese using a heavy MG - my guess is that if it was possible to lug mountain guns through the jungle and up the extremely steep and muddy trails, lugging a heavy mg would be a possibility.

As others have mentioned there is the possibility of some improvisation at unit level, not forgetting that some types of JAAF aircraft (eg: Ki-43, Ki-48 ) were equipped with 12.7mm Type 1s (Ho 103), which were very similar to the .50 Browning, and were available on flexible, as well as fixed mountings.
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