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 35 25 16 10 6
Ground targets 38 35 25 16 10 6
Air targets 38 35 25 16 10 6

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Good damage
  • Lot of ammo for 20 mm


  • Low velocity


The Akan m/47C is a Swedish licensed variant of the British Hispano Mk.V which was itself a variant of the French Hispano 404. Having first received access to the Hispano Mk.V, designated Akan m/47B, through imports of British aircraft including the de Havilland Vampire and Venom, and with their J29 Tunnan suffering from delays as they attempted to iron out the issues with their new attempt to make a fighter jet, they reached an agreement with the British and licensed the Mk.V at Bofors for their new jets. The m/47C is not only different from the earlier m/47B for being a licensed design, but it also had a higher capacity at 180 rounds compared the m/47B's 150 rounds.


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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
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)