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[[File:Type 38 pattern 1907.png|thumb|Type 38 firing, with a visible gun barrel]]
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
''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.''
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Very weak, low-calibre machine gun primarily fulfilling support role. Even when used in pair it's an impotent weapon, most of it's value is in a psychological effect, as player will constantly see shrapnel from hits, markers from inflicted damage and clearly visible bullets hitting the vessel. Even if the unit is not destroyed, often it's enough to deter opponents from continuing attack.
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
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* {{Specs-Link|jp_abtei_pr1}}
 
* {{Specs-Link|jp_abtei_pr1}}
  
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=== Available ammunition ===
 
=== Available ammunition ===
''Describe the shells that are available for the weapon 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).''
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Penetration at most angles is more than adequate to deal with wood or steel in the superstructure. That said though: low calibre gives it a very low damage output.
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
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! colspan="8" |Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" |Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" |Type of warhead
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! colspan="6" |Penetration in mm @ 0'''° Angle of Attack'''
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|-
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!10m
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!100m
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!500m
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!1000m
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!1500m
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!2000m
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|-
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|6.5 mm ammunition belt with tracers
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|T/T/T/T
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|23
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|22
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|20
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|18
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|16
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|15
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|}
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
 
=== Comparison with analogues ===
 
''Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.''
 
''Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.''
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarise and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.''
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'''Pros:'''
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* Acceptable penetration
  
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Lowest calibre gun among the naval units
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* Low damage
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* Only tracer bullets
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== History ==
 
== History ==
''Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Weapon-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>.''
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Type 38 machine gun (三八式機関銃) was introduced in 1905 for the Imperial Japanese Army. It was licensed-built variant of an imported Hotchkiss M1900 (''Mitrailleuse Hotchkiss modèle 1900,'' which itself was adopted into IJA service in low numbers as the T''ype Ho'').
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Weapon saw combat use in the Siege of Tsingtao and further up till the 1940, including the China Incident, as a second-line weapon. In front-line use it was replaced by the 6.5mm Type 3 heavy machine gun (三年式機関銃) introduced in 1914.
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An empty machine gun without tripod had a mass of 28kg and a total length of 1.4m. It was fed by 30 round brass strips, much like it's Hotchkiss predecessor, with a maximum firing rate of 450 rounds per minute. Maximum range was 4000m, with an effective range of 2000m.  
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;''
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* [[MG34 (7.92 mm)]], secondary weapon used on German [[S-38b]]
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* [[Lewis 1916 (7.72 mm)|Lewis (7.7 mm)]], primary weapon used on British reserve boat [[MTB-1 1 series]],
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* [[Lewis 1916 (7.72 mm)]], secondary used on a number of British ships, such as [[Fairmile A (ML100)|Fairmile A]] or [[Vosper 1 series]]
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* [[Vickers GO No.5 (7.7 mm)]], secondary used on British Fairmile C and D ships
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* [[Type 92 (7.7 mm)]], Japanese secondary / anti-aircraft
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the weapon;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the weapon;''

Revision as of 15:55, 4 January 2020

Type 38 firing, with a visible gun barrel

Description

Very weak, low-calibre machine gun primarily fulfilling support role. Even when used in pair it's an impotent weapon, most of it's value is in a psychological effect, as player will constantly see shrapnel from hits, markers from inflicted damage and clearly visible bullets hitting the vessel. Even if the unit is not destroyed, often it's enough to deter opponents from continuing attack.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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

Available ammunition

Penetration at most angles is more than adequate to deal with wood or steel in the superstructure. That said though: low calibre gives it a very low damage output.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of warhead Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
6.5 mm ammunition belt with tracers T/T/T/T 23 22 20 18 16 15

Comparison with analogues

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

Usage in battles

Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable 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

Pros:

  • Acceptable penetration

Cons:

  • Lowest calibre gun among the naval units
  • Low damage
  • Only tracer bullets

History

Type 38 machine gun (三八式機関銃) was introduced in 1905 for the Imperial Japanese Army. It was licensed-built variant of an imported Hotchkiss M1900 (Mitrailleuse Hotchkiss modèle 1900, which itself was adopted into IJA service in low numbers as the Type Ho).

Weapon saw combat use in the Siege of Tsingtao and further up till the 1940, including the China Incident, as a second-line weapon. In front-line use it was replaced by the 6.5mm Type 3 heavy machine gun (三年式機関銃) introduced in 1914.

An empty machine gun without tripod had a mass of 28kg and a total length of 1.4m. It was fed by 30 round brass strips, much like it's Hotchkiss predecessor, with a maximum firing rate of 450 rounds per minute. Maximum range was 4000m, with an effective range of 2000m.

Media

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

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


Naval machine guns
USA 
12.7 mm  AN-M2
Germany 
7.92 mm  MG34 · MG 15
15 mm  MG M38(t)
USSR 
12.7 mm  DShK
14.5 mm  KPVT
Britain 
7.7 mm  Vickers GO No.5 · Lewis 1916
12.7 mm  Vickers Mk.V
Japan 
6.5 mm  Type 38 pattern 1907
7.7 mm  Type 92
13.2 mm  Type 93