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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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The '''5.8 mm QJT''' is a Chinese coaxial machine gun currently seen only on the {{Specs-Link|cn_ztl_11}}. Upon its introduction in [[Update "Ground Breaking"]], the QJT is the first machine gun in the game chambered in an intermediate cartridge.
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The '''5.8 mm QJT''' is a Chinese coaxial machine gun based on QYJ88 machine gun. Upon its introduction in [[Update "Ground Breaking"]], the QJT is the first machine gun in the game chambered in an intermediate cartridge.
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
Base on: QJY88 GPMG(QJY88式通用机枪)
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The QJT is based on the QJY88 General Purpose Machine Gun (QJY88式通用机枪). The QJT is chambered in the 5.8x42 mm DPB88 "Heavy" cartridge (88式5.8毫米“重型”子弹).
Caliber: 5.8x42 mm DPB88 "Heavy" cartridge(88式5.8毫米“重型”子弹)
 
  
 
=== Available ammunition ===
 
=== Available ammunition ===
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Like many rifle-calibre machine guns found on tanks, the only option for QJT is the default belt that comes with the vehicle, sharing the same penetration as previous 7.62x54 mmR rounds or NATO's 7.62x51 mm rounds; which again is only good for gunning down exposed crew of enemy vehicles.
  
 
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
As a variant of QJY88 GPMG, QJT found on vehicles changed an electrical-trigger to serve as a coaxial machine gun. Like many of its analogues like [[M240 (7.62 mm)|M240]], [[SGMT (7.62 mm)|SGMT]], [[PKT (7.62 mm)|PKT]] (and his Chinese brother [[Type 86 (7.62 mm)|Type 86]]), they are only good for gunning down crews of exposed vehicles; only in very rare or extreme cases can it penetrate some very thin armor; using QJT as one of the last ditch weapon to gun down aircrafts is possible but also in rare occasions.
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As a variant of QJY88 GPMG, QJT found on vehicles changed an electrical-trigger to serve as a coaxial machine gun. Like many of its analogues like [[M240 (7.62 mm)|M240]], [[SGMT (7.62 mm)|SGMT]], [[PKT (7.62 mm)|PKT]] (and his Chinese brother [[Type 86 (7.62 mm)|Type 86]]), they are only good for gunning down crews of exposed vehicles; only in very rare or extreme cases can it penetrate some very thin armour; using QJT as one of the last ditch weapon to gun down aircrafts is possible but also in rare occasions.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Higher RoF than previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs at 801 rpm.
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* Higher rate of fire than previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs at 801 rpm
* Retain the same penetration albeit its smaller caliber.
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* Retain the same penetration albeit its smaller calibre
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Smaller ammo pool than  previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs (200 vs 250).
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* Smaller ammo pool than  previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs (200 vs 250)
* Virtually ineffective against any well-protected vehicles.
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* Virtually ineffective against any well-protected vehicles
 
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
The trend of smaller-caliber rifle cartridges went on since the mid 1960s with the introduction of M16 with using 5.56x45 mm NATO rounds, then later AK-74 with Warsaw Pact 5.45x39 mm rounds. These were seen by the PLAGF in the 1970s, which was seeking for the development of smaller-caliber rifle cartridges; in 1979, PLAGF started their development of 5.8x42 mm rounds and later in 1987, DBP87 passed for certifications and was first used on the rechambered version of QBZ81 assault rifle- QBZ87. This 5.8 mm caliber was later used by various type of gun ranging from pistols, submachine guns (5.8x21 mm DAP92), as well as the selected cartridge for assault rifles since QBZ95 and light machine guns.
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The trend of smaller-calibre rifle cartridges went on since the mid 1960s with the introduction of M16 with using 5.56x45 mm NATO rounds, then later AK-74 with Warsaw Pact 5.45x39 mm rounds. These were seen by the PLAGF in the 1970s, which was seeking for the development of smaller-calibre rifle cartridges; in 1979, PLAGF started their development of 5.8x42 mm rounds and later in 1987, DBP87 passed for certifications and was first used on the rechambered version of QBZ81 assault rifle- QBZ87. This 5.8 mm calibre was later used by various type of gun ranging from pistols, submachine guns (5.8x21 mm DAP92), as well as the selected cartridge for assault rifles since QBZ95 and light machine guns.
  
 
QYJ88, serving as a smaller-in-size alternative to the rejected Type 80 LMG (copy of PKM), was then saw as an alternative to the previous 7.62 mm coaxial machine guns and was installed on ZBL08 family as {{Annotation|QJT|Qiang-Jiqiang-Tanke; Firearm-MG-Tank}}, with electrical-trigger for vehicular usage.
 
QYJ88, serving as a smaller-in-size alternative to the rejected Type 80 LMG (copy of PKM), was then saw as an alternative to the previous 7.62 mm coaxial machine guns and was installed on ZBL08 family as {{Annotation|QJT|Qiang-Jiqiang-Tanke; Firearm-MG-Tank}}, with electrical-trigger for vehicular usage.
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Latest revision as of 10:42, 25 June 2022

Description

The 5.8 mm QJT is a Chinese coaxial machine gun based on QYJ88 machine gun. Upon its introduction in Update "Ground Breaking", the QJT is the first machine gun in the game chambered in an intermediate cartridge.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The QJT is based on the QJY88 General Purpose Machine Gun (QJY88式通用机枪). The QJT is chambered in the 5.8x42 mm DPB88 "Heavy" cartridge (88式5.8毫米“重型”子弹).

Available ammunition

Like many rifle-calibre machine guns found on tanks, the only option for QJT is the default belt that comes with the vehicle, sharing the same penetration as previous 7.62x54 mmR rounds or NATO's 7.62x51 mm rounds; which again is only good for gunning down exposed crew of enemy vehicles.

  • Default: AP · T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 10 9 7 4 0 0

Comparison with analogues

Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.

Usage in battles

As a variant of QJY88 GPMG, QJT found on vehicles changed an electrical-trigger to serve as a coaxial machine gun. Like many of its analogues like M240, SGMT, PKT (and his Chinese brother Type 86), they are only good for gunning down crews of exposed vehicles; only in very rare or extreme cases can it penetrate some very thin armour; using QJT as one of the last ditch weapon to gun down aircrafts is possible but also in rare occasions.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Higher rate of fire than previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs at 801 rpm
  • Retain the same penetration albeit its smaller calibre

Cons:

  • Smaller ammo pool than previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs (200 vs 250)
  • Virtually ineffective against any well-protected vehicles

History

The trend of smaller-calibre rifle cartridges went on since the mid 1960s with the introduction of M16 with using 5.56x45 mm NATO rounds, then later AK-74 with Warsaw Pact 5.45x39 mm rounds. These were seen by the PLAGF in the 1970s, which was seeking for the development of smaller-calibre rifle cartridges; in 1979, PLAGF started their development of 5.8x42 mm rounds and later in 1987, DBP87 passed for certifications and was first used on the rechambered version of QBZ81 assault rifle- QBZ87. This 5.8 mm calibre was later used by various type of gun ranging from pistols, submachine guns (5.8x21 mm DAP92), as well as the selected cartridge for assault rifles since QBZ95 and light machine guns.

QYJ88, serving as a smaller-in-size alternative to the rejected Type 80 LMG (copy of PKM), was then saw as an alternative to the previous 7.62 mm coaxial machine guns and was installed on ZBL08 family as QJT, with electrical-trigger for vehicular usage.

Media

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See also

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External links

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Tank machine guns
USA 
7.62 mm  M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4
12.7 mm  FN M3P · 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