Akan m/39A (13.2 mm)

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The 13.2 mm Akan m/39A, short for Automatkanon m/39A, is a variant of the Mitrailleuse d'Avion Browning - F.N. Calibre 13,2 mm heavy airplane machine gun. This specific variant is unique solely because it was produced by Ericsson for the Swedish in-country. The original gun was based on the M2 Browning, but was rechambered to 13.2 mm to be able to use the Hotchkiss 13.2 x 99 mm round, which was already in production. This was quite useful, as exploding ammunition had already been developed for this calibre. Essentially all Swedish World War II aircraft were equipped with this weapon, rendering it similar to the M2 Browning in its role as an all-purpose strap-to-your-plane gun.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

You would use this machine gun just like you would the Brownings from the American tech tree - as a general-purpose aircraft-fighting weapon. It is certainly superior, however, to the Brownings; primarily due to its explosive ammunition that makes it do far more damage than simple incendiary rounds.

Pros and cons


  • Explosive ammunition resulting in higher damage
  • Higher calibre than .50 cals resulting in higher damage
  • Excellent ballistics
  • Ammunition count is more than enough with decent trigger discipline



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See also

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