Type 74 (7.62 mm)

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The Type 74 on the Type 74G

Description

The 7.62 mm Type 74 is a Japanese machine gun chambered in 7.62x51 mm NATO. It was developed as the successor of the 7.62 mm M1919A4. The Type 74 was developed to be used on the Type 74 MBT and has been fitted in other Japanese combat vehicles. In the game, the weapon is only present as a coaxial machine gun on Japanese MBTs.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Medium tanks  Type 10
Type 74  Type 74 (C) · Type 74 (E) · Type 74 (F) · Type 74 (G)
Type 90  Type 90 · Type 90 (B)
Light tanks  Type 87 RCV · Type 89 · Type 16

General info

The Type 74 is a heavily modified Type 62 machine gun. The Type 74 also doesn't have a 3D model in the game, It is replaced by the L8A2 3D model.

Available ammunition

  • Default: AP · AP · T
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
7 mm AP AP 10 9 7 4 0 0
7 mm T T 5 4 2 1 0 0
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
7 mm AP AP 750 0.01 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°
7 mm T T 750 0.01 N/A N/A N/A 47° 56° 65°

Comparison with analogues

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The Sumitomo Type 74 under the FN Minimi

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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See also

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External links


Tank machine guns
USA 
7.62 mm  M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4
12.7 mm  M2HB · M80 · M85
Germany 
5.56 mm  MG4
7.62 mm  C6 · MG3A1
7.92 mm  MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42
USSR 
7.62 mm  DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT
12.7 mm  DK · DShK · 6P49 · NSVT
14.5 mm  KPVT
Britain 
7.62 mm  Browning MG4 · L3A1 · L8A1 · L8A2 · L37A1 · L37A2 · L94A1
7.7 mm  Vickers
7.92 mm  BESA
12.7 mm  L21A1
Japan 
6.5 mm  Type 91
7.62 mm  Type 74
7.7 mm  Type 97
12.7 mm  Type 60 (B)
China 
5.8 mm  QJT
7.62 mm  Type 86
12.7 mm  QJC88A
Italy 
7.62 mm  Beretta MG42/59 · FN MAG 60-40
8 mm  34/40M · Breda Mod. 38
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31
France 
7.5 mm  AAT-52 · MAC 31
7.62 mm  A-A-F1N
Sweden 
6.5 mm  ksp m/14-29
7.62 mm  ksp 39 C · ksp 58 · ksp 94
8 mm  ksp m/36 · ksp m/39B
12.7 mm  ksp 88