Several Type 11s appear mounted on bipods behind sandbag positions or on top of boxes. First seen in Fall of the Philippines, they prove to be useful for clearing out large numbers of opposing troops. However, the player must note that on most occasions using a mounted Type 11 will result in the appearance of several extra waves of enemies who would not otherwise have spawned had the player gone past the position.
When using one on a bipod, the Type 11 functions similar to the German MG42 in earlier games.
Portable Type 11s are first usable during Midnight Raid On Guadalcanal, found to the right of the ambush truck, where player needs to cut the thick bushes to clear a path. They later appear in several other places during the campaign, such as at the very start of A Bridge on the River Kwai, located in a hidden weapon stash directly behind the player's initial starting point, and also later available next to a few boxes to the right of the train tracks.