In 1938, the gun designer Shpagin developed an‘add-on’ belt feed unit for the DK. The modified DK with belt feed passed the usual trials and was subsequently adopted as DShK-38(Degtyaryova-Shpagina Krupnokaliberny, 'Degtyaryov-Shpagin Large-Calibre', model of 1938). While the DShK was a satisfactory weapon with reasonable power (at least to deal with low-flying aircraft and lightly armored vehicles).
Conflict: Desert Storm Edit
The DShK can be found as static mounted in bunkers or on sandbags.
Conflict: Global Terror Edit
DShK are mounted on machine gun nests.