DT Machine Gun for Phoenix Command

DT Machine Gun



This is my initial version of the Soviet DT tank machine gun. If anyone has additions or comments, please let me know.

Bibliography:

  • Palokangas, Markku: Military Small Arms in Finland. Third Volume - Foreign Weapons. Vammalan kirjapaino, Vammala 1991
  • Zaloga, Steven & Ness, Leland: Red Army Handbook 1939-45. Sutton Publishing Limited. Stroud, 1998


    Stats:

    Pulemet Degtjareva Tankovyi
     7.62x53 mm 
     USSR
    
     Length:           37.9 in  (96.5/115.0 cm)    
     Barrel:           23.8 in  ( 60.5 cm)    
     Sight radius:     16.5 in  ( 42.0 cm)  
     Rate of fire:      650 rpm            
     Weight unloaded:  18.7 lbs (  8.5 kg)  
     Weight of bipod:   2.6 lbs (  1.2 kg) 
     Weight of pan:     3.3 lbs (  1.5 kg)
    


    DT tank machine gun
     7.62x53 mm 
     USSR
     
     RT:     10        
     ROF:    *5
    
     Cap:    60 drum
     AW:     3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) 2-layered drum
    
     KD:     12
     SAB:    1/3
    
    
     Aim Time:           
    
        1      -53
        2      -40
        3      -34
        4      -23
        5      -20
        6      -18
        7      -13
        8      -10
        9       -8
       10       -8
       11       -5
       12       -5
       13       -2
    
    
     Ballistic Data 
                 10   20   40   70  100   200   300   400
        m/08 PEN 21   20   18   15   13     8   4.9   3.0
              DC  8    8    8    8    8     7     7     7
        m/30 PEN 25   25   24   22   20    16    13    10
              DC  8    8    8    8    8     7     7     7
        *JHP PEN 24   24   23   21   20    15    12   9.6
              DC 10   10   10    9    9     9     9     8
          AP PEN 36   35   33   31   29    23    18    14
              DC  8    8    8    8    8     7     7     6
    
              MA .4   .4   .4   .8  1.0   2.0   4.0   4.0
              BA 63   56   48   41   36    27    21    17
             TOF  0    0    1    2    2     5     7    10
    

    This is the tank version of the Degtrajev DP LMG. Though based on the same action, there are numerous differences between the DT and the DP. Spent cartridges are collected in a cloth bag. The stock is adjustable, telescoping, and there is a pistol grip for easier handling inside an armored vehicle. In order to save space the magazine is higher, the bullets being arranged in two layers, but not as wide as the infantry version's. There was also a double anti-aircraft version, the DA-2, which consisted of two MGs mounted side by side.

    The standard MG of most early-war Soviet tanks and armored cars, including the BA, BT, T-26, T-28, T-34 and KV series, the gun was usually mounted in a tank. A bipod could be attached for use while dismounted or by infantry units, a feature made neccessary by occasional shortages of DP guns.

    Due to the large numbers of Soviet tanks destroyed in the Winter War, the Finnish army had over 450 DT machine guns by summer 1940. More DTs were captured in the Continuation War and at the height of its use almost 700 were in Army inventory. The type remained in storage until 1986.

    Data is given for both the original m/1908 round as well as the heavier m/1930 machine gun round.



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