Rh202 (20 mm)

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The Rh202 (20 mm) over the Wiesel 1A4 hull.

Description

The 20 mm Rh202 is a German anti-tank, anti-aircraft and naval autocannon used in game by the US, Germany, Japan and Great Britain.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Ground vehicles
Naval vessels

General info

In use during the Cold War era, the 20 mm Rh202 autocannon has a high fire rate of 800 rounds/minute and a variety of shells for different uses. Because of its high rate of fire, the autocannon overheats quickly during sustained fire.

Available ammunition

Ground vehicles
  • Default: HVAP-T · HEFI-T
  • Default (pintle mount): HEFI-T · HVAP-T
  • DM51A1: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HVAP-T
  • DM43: HVAP-T · HVAP-T · HVAP-T · HEFI-T
  • DM63: APDS · APDS · APDS · HEFI-T

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HVAP-T 57 52 37 24 15 10
HEFI-T 7 6 5 3 2 2
APDS 66 61 45 31 21 14
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HVAP-T 1,100 0.11 - - - 66° 70° 72°
HEFI-T 1,100 0.13 0.1 0.1 11.05 79° 80° 81°
APDS 1,150 0.13 - - - 75° 78° 80°
Naval vessels
  • Universal: HEFI-T* · HVAP-T
  • 20 mm HEIT belts: HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · HEFI-T* · HVAP-T
  • API-T: HVAP-T · HVAP-T · HVAP-T · HVAP-T · HEFI-T*
  • 20 mm APDS belts: APDS

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HVAP-T 57 52 37 24 15 10
APDS 66 61 45 31 21 14
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HVAP-T 1,100 0.11 - - - 66° 70° 72°
APDS 1,150 0.13 - - - 75° 78° 80°

Comparison with analogues

  • The 20 mm Oerlikon KAD has a higher fire rate but slightly less penetration.
  • The 20 mm M168 has a far superior fire rate due to its rotary barrel design but slightly less penetration.
  • The 20 mm M139 has almost double the firerate of the Rh202, but still keeps almost identically same penetration, with only a 1mm difference in penetration.

Usage in battles

Because of the fast rate of fire and the HEFI-T* shells found in most ammo belts, it is an excellent anti-air weapon, even against jets. It is also capable of disabling tracks in a very short amount of time.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast-firing autocannon
  • Able to fire APDS (for a few vehicles)
  • Majority of ammo belts include HEFI-T* allowing anti-air capabilities
  • Great at disabling tracks

Cons:

  • Low penetration even for APDS
  • Overheats easily

History

The Rheinmetall Rh202 was developed in the 1960s as a lightweight but fast-firing autocannon. It is a very successful design that has seen use in armies and navies around the world. It was first created for the Marder A1- Infantry Fighting Vehicle as the Germans wanted a more reliable autocannon than the Hispano-Suzia HS.820 used on their Schützenpanzer Lang HS.30 Armoured Personnel Carriers. The design was used in the Marder in a two-man turret, as well as on the Spähpanzer Luchs amphibious reconnaissance vehicle and on the Wiesel 1A4, a German air-transportable tankette. The Rh202 was also mounted on the prototype joint United States/West German MBT-70 prototype as an anti-aircraft weapon to replace the AA machine guns on main battle tanks. The Argentinians used both a twin-wheeled carriage variant of the Rh202 during the Falklands War in 1982, and on the VCTP, an IFV based on their TAM main battle tanks which, recursively, are Marder IFV variants. An anti-aircraft twin mount was developed for the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) in 1968 and continues to see service with the Portuguese Navy and Air Force. The Rh202 was also used on NATO cruisers and frigates, particularly in West Germany, though it is getting phased for the newer 27 mm Mauser MLG 27.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Autocannons of similar design and caliber:

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


USA tank cannons
20 mm  M139
25 mm  LW25 · M242
37 mm  M3 · M5 · M6
57 mm  M1
75 mm  M2 · M2 Howitzer · M3 · M6 · M1897A4 · XM274
76 mm  M1 · M7 · M32 · T185E1
90 mm  M3 · M3A1 · M36 · M41 · M54 · T15E1 · T15E2 · T54 · T208E9
105 mm  M4 · M68 · M68A1 · M68A1E8 · T5E1 · T5E2 · T140E2 · T140E3 · XM35
106 mm  M40A1C
120 mm  M58 · M256 · T53
152 mm  M81 · M162 · XM150E5
155 mm  M185 · T7
165 mm  M135
  Foreign:
20 mm  Rh202 (Germany)
57 mm  6pdr OQF Mk.III (Britain) · ZIS-2 (USSR)
105 mm  Sharir (Israel)
120 mm  IMI MG251 (Israel)

Germany tank cannons
20 mm  KwK30 · KwK38 · Rh202
28/20 mm  s.Pz.B.41
30 mm  MK 30-2/ABM
37 mm  KwK34(t) · KwK36 · KwK38(t) · PaK L/45
47 mm  Pak.(t)(Sf.)
50 mm  KwK39 · KwK L/42 · PaK38
57 mm  Bofors L/70 Mk.1
75 mm  K51 L/24 · KwK37 · KwK40 L43 · KwK40 L48 · KwK42 · KwK44 · KwK44 L/36.5 · PaK39 L48 · PaK40/3 L46 · PaK42 · StuK37 · StuK40 L43 · StuK40 L48
76 mm  PaK36 (r)
88 mm  Flak.37 · Flak 41 · KwK36 · KwK43 · PaK43
90 mm  BK90
105 mm  CN105-57 · FMK.4 Modelo 1L · K.18 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · PzK M57 · StuH42
120 mm  Rh120 L/44 · Rh120 L/55 · Rh120 L/55 A1
128 mm  K.40 · KwK44 · PaK44
150 mm  s.I.G.33 · Stu.H 43 L/12
380 mm  RW61
  Foreign:
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44 (USA) · HSS 831L (Britain)
57 mm  6pdr OQF Mk.V (Britain)
73 mm  2A28 (USSR)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
76 mm  F-32 (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M32 (USA)
90 mm  M36 (USA) · M41 (USA)
105 mm  GT-3 (South Africa)
125 mm  2A46 (USSR)
152 mm  M-10T (USSR) · XM150E5 (USA)
155 mm  M126 (USA)

Japan tank cannons
37 mm  Type 94 · Type 100 · Type 1
47 mm  Type 1
57 mm  Type 90 · Type 97
70 mm  Type 94
75 mm  Type 90 · Type 99 · Type 3 · Type 5 (Type I Model II · Type II Model I · Type II Model II)
90 mm  Type 61
105 mm  Type 5 (Experimental · Production) · JSW L/52
106 mm  Type 60 (B)
120 mm  Taishō Type 10 · Navy short gun · Type 90 L/44 · Type 10 L/44
150 mm  Type 38
155 mm  NSJ L/30 · JSW L/52
  Foreign:
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02 (Switzerland)
35 mm  Oerlikon KDE (Switzerland)
75 mm  M6 (USA)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · M32 (USA)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
90 mm  M3A1 (USA) · M36 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany)
120 mm  Schneider-Canet 1898 (France)

Britain naval cannons
20 mm  20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark V · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark 24
40 mm  2pdr QF Mk.IIc · 2pdr QF Mk.VIII · 2pdr Rolls Royce · QF Mark V · QF Mark VII · QF STAAG Mark II
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss
57 mm  6pdr 7cwt QF Mk IIA · 6pdr QF Mk.V
76 mm  3 inch 12pdr 12 cwt QF Mk.V · 3 inch/70 Mark 6 · 76 mm/45 QF 3in 20cwt HA Mark I · 76 mm/50 12pdr 18cwt QF Mark I · OQF 3in 20cwt
102 mm  4 inch/40 QF mark III · 4 in QF Mark V · 4 inch/45 Mark XVI · 4 inch/50 BL Mark VII · BL Mark IX
114 mm  4.5 inch/45 QF Mark IV · 4.5 inch/45 QF Mark V · 8cwt QF Mk I
120 mm  4.7 inch/45 Mk.XII
133 mm  5.25 inch/50 QF Mark I
152 mm  6 inch/45 BL Mark VII · 6 inch/45 BL Mark XII · 6 inch/50 BL Mark XXIII · 6 inch/50 QF Mark N5
190 mm  7.5 inch/45 BL Mk.VI
203 mm  8 inch/50 Mark VIII
305 mm  305 mm/45 Mark X · 12 inch/50 Mark XI
343 mm  13.5 inch/45 Mark 5(H) · 13.5 inch/45 Mark 5(L)
381 mm  15 inch/42 BL Mark I
  Foreign:
20 mm  Rh202 (Germany)
40 mm  Bofors L/60 Mark 2 (USA) · Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)
76 mm  3 inch Mk.33 (USA) · 76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)

Germany anti-aircraft guns
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  FlaK38 · Rh202
30 mm  MK103/38
37 mm  FlaK36 · FlaK43 · FlaK44
  Foreign:
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA (Swiss)

Japan anti-aircraft guns
20 mm  Type 98 Anti-Air Gun
  Foreign:
12.7 mm  M2HB (USA)
20 mm  Rh202 (Germany)
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA (Swiss)
40 mm  M2 Dual Automatic Gun (USA)