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: AP-T/HEI-T
- Armored Targets: AP-T
- Armored Targets: HVAP-T
- Air Targets: HEI-T
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against the main opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.
Pros and cons
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- Great accuracy when fully upgraded
- Uses the same ammunition as the Puma
Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of this weapon. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the
main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using
<ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.
An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.
|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) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR)|
|23 mm||GSh-23-2 (USSR) · 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)|