AN/M2 (20 mm)
|This page is about the aircraft cannon AN/M2 (20 mm). For the naval machine gun, see AN-M2 (12.7 mm). For other uses, see M2 (Disambiguation).|
The AN/M2 (20 mm) is the US made variant of the HS.404 (20 mm) auto cannon produced by the French company Hispano-Suiza in the mid-1930s. This cannon was typically utilized on aircraft and was fitted to airframes such as the D.520, F6F-5N and the P-61C-1.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Fighters||F4U-1C Corsair · F6F-5N · ▄F6F-5N · XP-55 Ascender|
|Twin-engine fighters||P-38E Lightning · P-38G-1 Lightning · XP-38G · P-38J-15 Lightning · Richard Bong's P-38J-15 Lightning · P-38K Lightning · P-38L-5-LO Lightning|
|P-61A-1 · P-61C-1 · XP-50|
|Bombers||BTD-1 Destroyer · SB2C-1c Helldiver · SB2C-4 Helldiver · ▄SB2C-5 Helldiver|
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Good default belt, consisting of 2/3rds HEF-I shells, Air targets and stealth belts consist of 3/4ths
- Good explosive filler
- Reasonably good rate of fire of 600 RPM
- API-T shells penetration is lacklustre and struggles in CAS.
- Stealth belts contain 1/4th practice shells, effectively the ball ammo of cannon calibres
- Tends to jam a lot if fired continuously
- Quite inaccurate unless upgraded.
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|USA aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||AN/M2 · AN/M3 · FMC T-160 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · M24A1 · M39A1 · M195 · M197 · T31|
|37 mm||M4 · M10|
|75 mm||T13E1 · M10|
|20 mm||MG 151/20 (Germany) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan) · Hispano 404 (France)|