AN/M2 (20 mm)

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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).

Description

The AN/M2 (20 mm) is the US made variant of the HS.404 (20 mm) autocannon produced by the French company Hispano-Suiza in the mid-1930s. This cannon was typically utilised 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 · F6F-5N · ▄F6F-5N · XP-55
Twin-engine fighters  P-38E · P-38G-1 · XP-38G · P-38J-15 · Bong's P-38J-15 · P-38K · P-38L-5-LO · ␗P-38L-1
  P-61A-1 · P-61C-1 · XP-50
Bombers  BTD-1 · SB2C-1C · SB2C-4 · ▄SB2C-5

General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: HEF-I · AP-T
  • Universal: AP-T · AP-T · HEF-I · HEF-I
  • Ground targets: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEF-I
  • Air targets: HEF-I · HEF-I · HEF-I · AP-T
  • Stealth: HEF-I · HEF-I · HEF-I
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 38 36 29 21 16 12
Universal 38 36 29 21 16 12
Ground targets 38 36 29 21 16 12
Air targets 38 36 29 21 16 12
Stealth 2 2 2 2 2 2

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good explosive filler
  • Reasonably good rate of fire of 600 RPM

Cons:

  • Tends to jam a lot if fired continuously
  • Quite inaccurate unless upgraded

History

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See also

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USA aircraft cannons
20 mm  AN/M2 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 0 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · FMC T-160
  M3 · M24A1 · M39A1 · M39A2 · M39A3 · M61 · M61A1 · M195 · M197 · Mk 11 · Mk 11 mod 5 · T31
30 mm  M230E-1 · XM140 · GAU-8/A · GAU-13/A
37 mm  M4 · M9 · M10
40 mm  M129
75 mm  M10 · T13E1
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · MG 151 (Germany) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)
30 mm  ADEN Mk.4 (Britain)

China aircraft cannons
23 mm  Type 23-2K · Type 23-3
30 mm  Type 30-1
  Foreign
20 mm  AN/M2 (USA) · B-20E (USSR) · Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Ho-3 (Japan) · Ho-5 (Japan)
  M39A1 (USA) · M39A2 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)
23 mm  NR-23 (USSR) · NS-23 (USSR) · NS-23K (USSR)
37 mm  Ho-203 (Japan) · N-37D (USSR)

France aircraft cannons
20 mm  GIAT M.621 · Hispano 404 · Hispano HS.9 · M50
30 mm  DEFA 541 · DEFA 551 · DEFA 552 · DEFA 552A · DEFA 553 · GIAT M781
  Foreign:
20 mm  AN/M2 (USA) · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 (USA) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · M3 (USA) · M24A1 (USA) · M39A1 (USA) · MG 151 (Germany) · ShVAK (USSR)
37 mm  M4 (USA) · M10 (USA) · NS-37 (USSR)