20 mm akan m/47C

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The 20 mm akan m/47C is the Swedish designation for the British 20 mm Hispano Mk.V. Sweden bought surplus weapons and a license to produce the weapon after WW2. The Swedish configuration of the weapon offers more or less the same performance as the British Hispano Mk V guns but has different belts and a slightly lower fire rate.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The 20 mm akan m/47C deals good damage but has a lower fire rate compared to a lot of other guns at the common BR of its carriers. Its carriers however carry a lot of ammo for each gun, which together with its medium-high fire rate, allows you to fire for a longer period of time without running out of ammo.

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 36 27 19 13 9
Ground targets 38 36 27 19 13 9
Air targets 38 36 27 19 13 9

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Good damage
  • Lot of ammo for 20 mm


  • Low velocity


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See also

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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
30 mm  Akan m/55 · Akan m/75
57 mm  Akan m/47
20 mm  MG 151 (Germany)
23 mm  GSh-23L (USSR)
30 mm  2A42 (USSR) · M230E-1 (USA) · MK 108 (Germany)