The Type 85 HMG is a heavy machine gun designed in China for the People's Liberation Army. It is a further improved version of the Type 77 heavy machine gun, which was a new design aiming for replaces DShK. It is used on vehicles much like the American M2 Browning, but it was primarily designed as an anti-aircraft gun as it is usually issued with a low-magnification scope that has a targeting reticle for both infantry and aircraft. The weapon can also be used on a lightweight tripod and can attach a tubular shoulder stock for infantry use.
Battlefield 2EditThe Type 85 HMG is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2 and is used in the secondary gunner position of the PLA Type 98 main battle tank, as well as the NJ 2046, the Chinese FAV, and Z-8. It performs nearly identically to its USMC and MEC counterparts, the M2 Browning and the KORD.
The Type 85 HMG is also featured as the coaxial mount for the Type 98 MBT. However, its stats are different: the coaxial variant has a faster fire rate, but it is much less powerful, generally requires 2 shots to kill an infantry, and has more spread. Its stats are, however, identical to the coaxial variant of the M2 and PKT.
In Battlefield 4, the Type 85 HMG is used as the secondary weapon of Type 99 Main Battle Tank, as well as being the part of the remote weapon station on ZFB05 and the ZBD-09. It performs identically to the USMC M2 Browning and the Russian KORD. The driver of an Type 99 Main Battle Tank can equip the Browning via the Coaxial HMG specialization.