BK 5 (50 mm)
The BK 5 is a 50 mm nose-mounted German aircraft cannon designed to attack armoured ground targets.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
- Default: ·
- Armored targets:
- Armored targets:
- Air targets:
|Belt||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Belt|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Great accuracy when fully upgraded
- Uses the same ammunition as the Puma
- Slow fire rate
- Low ammo capacity (22 rpg)
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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|
|20 mm||Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · M24A1 (USA) · M61 (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)|