HOWA Type 89: Japanese Assault Rifle

Type: Assault rifle

Place of origin: Japan

In service: 1989-present

Designer: Defence Agency Technical Research Development Institute

Manufacturer: HOWA

Mass: 3.5 kg (7.7 lb)

Length: 916 mm (36.1 in)

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO

Action: Gas-operated

Rate of fire: 750 rounds/min

Muzzle velocity: 920 m/s

Effective firing range: 500 m

Feed system: 20/30-round detachable magazine

Sights: Iron sights, optical sights can be placed with weaver or Picatinny railing mount.

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