In the 1980s, Taiwan sought to produce more of its own weapons to meet its military demands and reduce reliance on foreign imports. To upgrade their light machine guns, they replicated the FN Minimi, resulting in the T75 light machine gun, which proved superior in squad support roles. The T75's development began in 1983, and production started in 1987 at the 205th Armory. By 1992, it became the standard automatic weapon for the Taiwan Army.
The T75 closely resembles the FN Minimi and is considered an unlicensed copy. It features a durable steel bipod similar to the M60, uses a 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge, and can hold 200 rounds with a decomposable chain strap. The weapon operates on real gas, offering a variable firing rate of 600 to 900 rounds per minute. It comes with iron sights effective up to 800 meters, weighs 7.5kg, and has an overall length of 1110mm. The T75 is commonly employed for squad support fire but can be mounted on a heavy tripod for sustained firing.
Despite being influenced by the Belgian design, the T75 has become a reliable and widely used firearm within the Taiwanese military due to its effective performance and domestic production.
Manufacturer: Xinghe Factory - Taiwan
Ability to suppress enemy elements at a distance using direct or indirect fire.
Overall Length: 1,050 mm (41.34 inches)
Barrel length: 530mm (20.87 inches)
Cured weight: 15.21 lbs (6.90 kg)
Attractions: Tailgate; Front Post
This system uses an internal mechanism to lock the breech or rear barrel assembly prior to firing.
Proposes a pneumatic system that typically consists of a cylinder and a rear drive piston that directs power to the bolt assembly.
Caliber: 5. 56x45mm NATO
Circle/Feed: 30-round magazine or 200-round release strap
Maximum efficiency. Arrived: 2,624 feet (800m | 875m)
Rate of fire: 800 Number of revolutions
Mile speed: 925 ft/s (282m/s)