QJT (5.8 mm)
The 5.8 mm QJT is a Chinese coaxial machine gun currently seen only on the ZLT11. 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
Base on: QJY88 GPMG（QJY88式通用机枪）
Caliber: 5.8x42 mm DPB88 "Heavy" cartridge（88式5.8毫米“重型”子弹）
Like many rifle-caliber 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: ·
|Belt||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
Comparison with analogues
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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 armor; using QJT as one of the last ditch weapon to gun down aircrafts is possible but also in rare occasions.
Pros and cons
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- Higher RoF than previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs at 801 rpm.
- Retain the same penetration albeit its smaller caliber.
- Smaller ammo pool than previous Soviet/domestic 7.62 mm MGs (200 vs 250).
- Virtually ineffective against any well-protected vehicles.
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.
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, with electrical-trigger for vehicular usage.
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|Tank machine guns|
|7.62 mm||M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4|
|12.7 mm||FN M3P · M2HB · M80 · M85|
|7.62 mm||C6 · MG3A1|
|7.92 mm||MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42|
|7.62 mm||DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT|
|12.7 mm||DK · DShK · 6P49 · NSVT|
|7.62 mm||Browning MG4 · L3A1 · L8A1 · L8A2 · L37A1 · L37A2 · L94A1|
|6.5 mm||Type 91|
|7.62 mm||Type 74|
|7.7 mm||Type 97|
|12.7 mm||Type 60 (B)|
|7.62 mm||Type 86|
|7.62 mm||Beretta MG42/59 · FN MAG 60-40|
|8 mm||34/40M · Breda Mod. 38|
|13.2 mm||Breda Model 31|
|7.5 mm||AAT-52 · MAC 31|
|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|