Type 92 (7.7 mm)

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This page is about the Japanese machine gun Type 92 (7.7 mm). For other uses, see Type 92 (Disambiguation).
HD Type 92 MG model used in F1M2 cockpit.


The Type 92 7.7mm machine gun was the Japanese Navy's standard light machine gun for both ship and aerial defense from 1932 until 1945. The Type 92 was simply the designation in Japanese service of the Lewis (7.7 mm) which the Japanese imported and eventually license produced.

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)
  E7K2 (Defensive) · E8N2 (Defensive)
  F1M2 (Defensive)
  G4M1 (Defensive)
  H6K4 (Defensive) · H8K2 (Defensive) · H8K3 (Defensive)
Motor torpedo boats  Type T-1
Destroyers  IJN Mutsuki · IJN Satsuki
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 7.7 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
  • Armoured 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.)

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Usage in battles

The Type 92 should be used against fighters in only the most die circumstances. All Japanese planes can outmanoeuvre any pursuing fighter, or if the enemy is a biplane, outrun them. This turret is a last resort when facing enemy fighters. it has a low rate of fire and can barely damage an enemy. The type 92 can actually find good use when ground pounding. You can point the tail down at the ground and fire the Type 92 at soft ground targets.

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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See also

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Aircraft machine guns
7.62 mm  Browning · M134 Minigun
12.7 mm  GAU-19 · 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 · PKT · PV-1 · ShKAS
12.7 mm  A-12.7 · Berezin UB · TKB-481 · YaK-B
7.62 mm  FN 60.30 · L8A1
7.7 mm  Browning · Lewis · 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
12.7 mm  QJK99-12.7-1
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
7.7 mm  FN-Browning M.36 No.3
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
7.62 mm  M73
12.7 mm  AN-M2
7.62 mm  MG-3
7.92 mm  MG08 pattern 1908 · MG15 · MG34
13.2 mm  Hotchkiss
15 mm  MG M38(t)
7.62 mm  Maxim
12.7 mm  DShK
14.5 mm  KPV
7.62 mm  FN MAG
7.7 mm  Lewis 1916 · Vickers GO No.5
12.7 mm  Vickers Mk.V
6.5 mm  Maxim · Type 38 pattern 1907
7.7 mm  Type 89 · Type 92
13.2 mm  Type 93
6.5 mm  Breda Mod.30 · Fiat Model 26
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31
13.2 mm  Browning · Model 1929 Hotchkiss