Akan m/41A (20 mm)

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General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: HEF-T · AP-T · HEF-T · AP-T
  • Ground targets: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEF-T
  • Air targets: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · AP-T
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 35 25 16 10 6
Ground targets 38 35 25 16 10 6
Air targets 38 35 25 16 10 6

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Usage in battles

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The Akan m/41A is a Swedish licensed version of the French Hispano 404 20 mm autocannon. The 404 came into existence when Hispano-Suiza was assigned to develop a 20 mm cannon that could fit through the propeller shaft of an inline aircraft engine. To accomplish this task, Hispano-Suiza used a modified version of the Oerlikon FF that was being produced under license that became the Hispano HS.9. However, Oerlikon entered a patent dispute with Hispano-Suiza and lost their license forcing the later company to restart development of the "moteur-canon" for the French. Marc Brikigt, Hispano's chief engineer, used a new gas-operation locking bolt action for the cannon based on a 1919 patent from an American machine gun designer for the 404 instead of the Oerlikon advanced primer ignition blowback action. The new cannon had a lighter bolt and was lighter in weight overall which made it ideal for mounting on ground vehicles as an anti-aircraft cannon. It was in this role that the HS.404 got the attention of Sweden who received a license to make the cannon as the Lvakan m/41. An aircraft mounted variant the m/41A would followed and was used on the T18B torpedo bomber and the J21A-1 fighter plane.


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Sweden aircraft cannons
20 mm  Akan m/41A · Akan m/45 · Akan m/47B · Akan m/47C · Akan m/49 · Oerlikon FF
27 mm  Akan m/85
30 mm  Akan m/55 · Akan m/75
57 mm  Akan m/47
20 mm  MG FF (Germany) · MG 151 (Germany)
23 mm  GSh-23L (USSR)
30 mm  2A42 (USSR) · M230E-1 (USA) · MK 108 (Germany)