ShKAS (7.62 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
Fighters  I-153: I-153 M-62 Chaika · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62
  I-16: I-16 type 5 Ishak · I-16 type 10 Ishak · I-16 type 18 Ishak · I-16 type 24 Ishak · I-16 type 27 Ishak · I-16 type 28 Ishak
  LaGG: LaGG-3-4 · I-301
  MiG-3: MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK)
  Yak: Yak-1
Twin-engine fighters  I-29 · Pe-3bis
(Defensive) · Pe-3 Early
Attackers  IL-2: IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · ▀IL-2 (1942) · IL-2-37 · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2M (1943)
  Su-2: Su-2 (M-82) · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1
  Su-6: Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
  Other: BB-1 · IL-10 · Tandem MAI · Yak-2 KABB
Bombers  Pe-2: Pe-2-1 Peshka  · Pe-2-31 Peshka · Pe-2-83 Peshka · Pe-2-110 Peshka · Pe-2-205 Peshka · Pe-2-359 Peshka
  SB-2: SB 2M-100 (Defensive) · SB 2M-103 MV-3 (Defensive) · SB 2M-103 (Defensive) · SB 2M-103U (Defensive) · SB 2M-103U MV-3 (Defensive) · SB 2M-105 (Defensive)
  Yer-2: Yer-2 (M-105) (Defensive) · Yer-2 (M-105) TAT-BT (Defensive) · Yer-2 (M-105R) LU-MV-2B (Defensive) · Yer-2 (M-105R) TAT-BT (Defensive)
  Other: Ar-2 (Defensive) · DB-3B (Defensive) · IL-4 (Defensive) · MBR-2-M-34 (Defensive) · Pe-8 (Defensive) · Po-2 Night Witch (Defensive) · Yak-4

General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.

The ShKAS is a gas operated revolver type machine gun.

Available shells

Describe the shells that are available for the cannon and their features and purpose. If it concerns autocannons or machine guns, write about different ammo belts and what is inside (which types of shells).

Default (T/Ball/Ball/AP-I/AI)

Universal (AP-I/AI/API-T)

Tracers (AP-I/API-T)

Stealth (AP-I/AP-I/AP-I/AI)

Comparison with analogues

Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns, that have firepower equal to these type of weapons.

Usage in battles

Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against the main opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.

Pros and cons

Summarize and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.

Pros: The fastest firing rifle-caliber machine gun in WWII. Every belt is extremely effective at causing fires on enemy aircraft (tracers and stealth are the most effective)

Incredibly easy to knock out gunners and pilots on enemy aircraft (or exposed crew members on ground and naval forces).

If fired in short bursts, most aircraft can last make a belt last a entire game in RB.

Cons: Can easily jam. It is recommended to fire in bursts lasting no longer then one second. Somewhat inaccurate.


Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of this weapon. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.


An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

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  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the weapon;
  • other literature.

Aircraft machine guns
7.62 mm  Browning · M134 Minigun
12.7 mm  Browning M2 · Browning M3
7.62 mm  MG 3
7.92 mm  MG 15 · MG 17 · MG 81
12.7 mm  FN M3P
13.0 mm  MG 131
7.62 mm  DA · PV-1 · ShKAS
12.7 mm  Berezin UB · A-12.7 · YaK-B
7.7 mm  Lewis · Vickers E · Vickers K · Browning .303
7.7 mm  Te-1 · Type 89 · Type 89 special
7.92 mm  Type 98
12.7 mm  Ho-103 · Ho-104
7.7 mm  Type 92 · Type 97
13.0 mm  Type 2
13.2 mm  Type 3
7.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT (7.7 mm)
7.92 mm  FN Browning
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm) · Scotti M1933
7.5 mm  Mle 33 · Darne 1933 · Mle 1923 · FN Browning Mle 38 · MAC 1934
7.62 mm  PKA
8 mm  Ksp m/22
12.7 mm  LKk/42