The Type 97, officially known as the QBZ-97, is an 5.56×45mm NATO export variant of the QBZ-95 bullpup assault rifle, designed in 1991 by Norinco in China to be the standard service weapon of the People's Liberation Army and official police factions. The Type 97 variant has been modified to accept STANAG magazines of NATO weaponry.
The Type 97 is categorized as an assault rifle in the Rainbow Six universe.
The Type 97 appears in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield.
- "China's latest advancement in assault rifles, this weapon is issued to their elite troops and was believed to be in use when China took control of Hong Kong. Normally the T-97 uses the Scope, Red Dot or Suppressor attachments."
— In-game description
The T-97 is a weapon featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown.