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Japanese army and naval-infantry forces relied on a standard assortment of small arms in World War II. These arms can be grouped into rifles and carbines, pistols, light machine guns, and submachine guns. Heavy machine guns, while not normally considered small arms, will also be covered under this topical heading, Japanese small arms ammunition could be identified, in many instances, by the following colored bands: pink (ball), black (armor-piercing), and green (tracer).
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Bunker, Robert J. "Small arms, Japanese." World War II in the Pacific: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, 2001. 537-539.