Type 92 (7.7 mm)

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Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Bombers  B5N2 (Defensive) · B6N1 Model 11 (Defensive) · B6N2 Model 12 (Defensive) · D3A1 (Defensive) · D4Y1 (Defensive) · D4Y2 (Defensive)
  G4M1 (Defensive) · H6K4 (Defensive) · H8K2 (Defensive) · H8K3 (Defensive)
Motor torpedo boats  Type T-1
Armoured gun boats  Soukou-Tei (1940)
Destroyers  IJN Mutsuki
Light cruisers  IJN Kuma · IJN Sendai

General info

Detailed view of the single-mount Type 92 auxiliary gun on the IJN Mutsuki while firing.

The Type 92 is the IJN's standard defensive 7.92 mm machine gun. It is found on many bombers as defensive turrets, and on certain ships as well. It is characterized as being one of the worst machine guns in the game, with a low rate of fire (600 RPM) and bad ballistics, as well as poor accuracy, it is not too good at doing its job. However, on lower tier dive bombers like the D3A1, this gun can work wonders. If shot into the engine of an aircraft, it will most likely start a fire, and it is very common for this to happen. The Incendiary power of the belts is often underestimated!

Available ammunition

Default: T/AP/Ball/AP/IAI/I - Great belt for setting fires when shot into the engine of an aircraft

Armored Targets: T/AP/AP/IAI/AP - Mediocre belt with AP shells to smash through bulletproof glass

AP-T: T/AP/T/AP - Great belt for scare tactics, use the tracers to scare off the enemy. (The more tracers they see, the more they think of Danger and Retreat!)

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • High incendiary potential
  • Capable of scaring off unsuspecting fighters


  • Poor Ballistics
  • Jams Quickly
  • Inaccurate
  • Slow Rate of Fire


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The defensive turret of the B6N1 firing at an attacking enemy. The Type 92s are great at low BRs.

See also

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External links

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Aircraft machine guns
7.62 mm  Browning · M134 Minigun
12.7 mm  M2 Browning · M3 Browning
7.62 mm  MG3
7.92 mm  MG 15 · MG 17 · MG 81
12.7 mm  FN M3P
13 mm  MG 131
7.62 mm  DA · GShG-7.62 · PV-1 · ShKAS
12.7 mm  A-12.7 · Berezin UB · YaK-B
7.62 mm  L8A1
7.7 mm  Browning · Vickers E · Vickers K
7.7 mm  Te-1 · Type 89 · Type 89 'special' · Type 92 · Type 97 navy
7.92 mm  Type 1 · Type 98
12.7 mm  Ho-103 · Ho-104
13 mm  Type 2
13.2 mm  Type 3
7.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT · Lewis
7.92 mm  FN Browning
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT · FN M3M · Scotti
7.5 mm  Darne 1933 · Fabrique Nationale Mle 38 · FN Browning · MAC 1934 · MAC 1934T · Mle 33 · Mle 1923
7.62 mm  PKA
8 mm  Ksp m/22 · Ksp m/22 Fh · Ksp m/22 Fv · Ksp m/22-37 R
12.7 mm  Akan m/39A · Akan m/40 · Akan m/45 · LKk/42
13.2 mm  Akan m/39 · Akan m/39A

Naval machine guns
12.7 mm  AN-M2
7.92 mm  MG15 · MG34
15 mm  MG M38(t)
12.7 mm  DShK
14.5 mm  KPVT
7.7 mm  Lewis 1916 · Vickers GO No.5
12.7 mm  Vickers Mk.V
6.5 mm  Type 38 pattern 1907
7.7 mm  Type 92
13.2 mm  Type 93
6.5 mm  Breda Mod.30 · Fiat Model 26
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31