Like most other nations, Japan began the Cold War with a battle rifle - the 7.62×51mm NATO Howa Type 64. However, over time, especially during the Vietnam War, the battle rifle's shortcomings became apparent, and ultimately, battles rifles began to be replaced with assault rifles, which fired intermediate cartridges, though they had a weaker effective range compared to battle rifles. The 5.56×45mm round (SS109), first used in the M16 rifle, eventually became the standard of ammunition type for all NATO member assault rifles. In accordance with this, the Defense Agency began development on their next generation assault rifle to replace the 7.62×51mm Type 64 battle rifle after its 25-year span of service. Development was handled primarily by Howa since it was already licensed to produce the AR-180 version of the Armalite AR-18 rifle for commercial purposes, and some of the Type 89's internal workings are the same as those of the AR-18 - the Type 89 uses the same short-stroke gas piston system with a rotating bolt as the AR-18, but not its dual recoil springs. In order to determine suitability of the rifle, it was issued in limited numbers to the Japan Self-Defense Forces for field testing purposes. After the data collected from the field testing stage of the AR-18 was examined, formal development of the next-generation assault rifle began with its designation as the HR-16 (HR1604). The HR-15 was the first version of the experimental rifle that would eventually become the Type 89, but was developed concurrently with the HR-10, HR-11 and HR-13 by 1989. On December 6, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced that plans have started to eventually change the Type 89 to a new 5.56-based assault rifle.
Gas Blowback Rifle - Type 89 5.56mm Assault Rifle - Fixed Stock by Tokyo Marui
Adjustable Hop Up
Semi Auto / Full Auto / 3 shots Burst Mode
The Type 89 is the Japan Self-Defense Forces' standard assault rifle. This is the 4th GBB-R from Tokyo Marui. A training version for the JSDF has been released is Japan. Still very close to the original rifle this is the "survival game" version for airsoft enthusiasts. It features the ZET System for a better and reliable bolt catch.
Strong Recoil : The Type 89 GBBR provides a great blowback effect when shot making this GBBR really fun to function.
Resistant Internals : The Type 89 GBBR uses an adapted version of Tokyo Marui's Z-System that prevents internal parts from breaking when the bolt is stopped by the bolt catch piece.
Realistic Gimmicks : All the functions and gimmicks from the original Type 89 used by the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF). The take down of the rifle is also really close to the real thing.
ATTENTION : THIS REPLICA IS MADE TO USE HFC134A GAS. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO USE HFC134A GAS OR A SIMILAR GAS IN ORDER TO NOT DAMAGE THE REPLICA.
1 Tokyo Marui Type 89 5.56mm Assault Rifle - Fixed Stock GBBR
1 Standard magazine (35rds)
1 Safety cap
1 User manual
1 BBs tube loader
1 Cleaning rod