BK 5 (50 mm)

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Description

The BK 5 is a 50 mm nose-mounted German aircraft cannon designed to attack armoured ground targets.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · HEI-T
  • Armored targets: AP-T
  • Armored targets: HVAP-T
  • Air targets: HEI-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 106 102 85 68 54 43
Armored targets 106 102 85 68 54 43
Armored targets 137 126 88 56 36 23
Air targets 7 7 7 7 7 7
Belt details
Belt Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Armored targets AP-T 835 2.05 1.2 9 28.9 48° 63° 71°
Armored targets HVAP-T 1,180 0.9 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
Air targets HEI-T 920 1.52 1 0.01 420 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great accuracy when fully upgraded
  • Uses the same ammunition as the Puma

Cons:

  • Slow fire rate
  • Low ammo capacity (22 rpg)

History

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Germany aircraft cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  MG 151 · MG C/30L · MG FF · MG FF/M
30 mm  MK 101 · MK 103 · MK 108
37 mm  BK 3.7
50 mm  BK 5 · Mk.214a
75 mm  BK 7.5
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · M24A1 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR)
23 mm  GSh-23L (USSR) · NR-23 (USSR) · VYa-23 (USSR)
30 mm  DEFA 552 (France) · GSh-30-2K (USSR) · NR-30 (USSR)
37 mm  N-37D (USSR)