Berezin UB (12.7 mm)
The 12.7 mm Berezin UB is a Soviet machine gun. 4 variants of the Berezin are grouped under this name:
- the standard UB gun which is nose-mounted and not synchronized,
- the UBK (or UBC depending on the translation) which is identical to the standard gun but mounted in the wings,
- the UBS which is synchronized to fire through a propeller and thus has a lower rate of fire,
- and the UBT which is for turret use.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with UB or UBK|
|Fighters||▂Hurricane Mk IIB · MiG-3-15 (BK) · Mörkö-Morane|
|Strike aircraft||Pe-3 · Pe-3 (e) · Pe-3bis|
|Bombers||Pe-2-31 · Pe-2-83 · Pe-2-110 · Pe-2-205 · Pe-2-359|
|Vehicles equipped with UBS|
|LaGG-3||LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-8 · LaGG-3-11 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · LaGG-3-35 · LaGG-3-66|
|MiG-3||MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK)|
|Yak-1||Yak-1B · ▀Yak-1B|
|Yak-3||▄Yak-3 · Yak-3|
|Yak-9||Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Yak-9K · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9T · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · Yak-9U|
|Vehicles equipped with UBT|
|IL-2||IL-2-37 · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2 M-82|
|Su-6||Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)|
|TIS MA||TIS MA|
|Hampden||▂Hampden TB Mk I|
|Pe-2||Pe-2-31 · Pe-2-83 · Pe-2-110 · Pe-2-205 · Pe-2-359|
|Tu-2||Tu-2 · Tu-2S · Tu-2S-44 · ␗Tu-2S-44 · Tu-2S-59|
|Yer-2||Yer-2 (ACh-30B) (e) · Yer-2 (ACh-30B) (l) · Yer-2 (M-105) TAT · Yer-2 (M-105R) LU · Yer-2 (M-105R) TAT|
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The Berezin UB has a total of 6 different belts to choose from:
- Default: T · AP · AP · IAI - The default belt, while usable, contains plain AP and tracer rounds, resulting in 3 out of 4 rounds fired being subpar, though with slightly better ballistics than other belts.
- Universal: AP-I · API-T · IAI · IAI - Half the belt consists of IAI making it good for damaging the control surfaces of aircraft, as well as a mix of AP-I and API-T to target modules.
- Air targets: API-T · AP-I · AP-I · IAI - 1 IAI round allows for decent control surface damage while the 2 AP-I rounds mean high fire chance making this one of the better choices for destroying aircraft.
- Ground targets: AP-I(c) · AP-I · AP-I · API-T · IAI - The AP-I(c) is a cermet-core round increasing the round's penetration, making this belt ideal for ground targets.
- Tracers: API-T - As the belt is composed entirely of tracers, this allows pilots to learn to aim better, however, API-T rounds tend to have the worst performance of all AP and incendiary rounds.
- Stealth: AP-I · AP-I · IAI - As with all stealth belts, this belt makes for excellent surprise attacks and as this belt is the same as the Air targets belt with the API-T round removed, it is excellent for destroying aircraft.
There are also two belts unique to turret-mounted defensive guns:
- Armoured targets (turret): API-T · AP · AP · AP-I(c)
- Universal (turret): API-T · AP-I
|Belt||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Armoured targets (turret)||32||30||22||16||11||8|
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
Always go for engine/fuel tank, you will be surprised by its ability to set fire with only two guns. This gun require trigger discipline due to limited 300 round per gun.
Pros and cons
- Good at setting fire
- Flat bullet trajectory = easy aiming
- Nose mounting = easy aiming
- Good penetration, good for tank battle
- Limited ammunition compare to HMG of other faction
- Low rate of fire, don't expect pilot snipe or sawing off wings like American and Sweden HMG
- Fire damage is great at crippling enemy target, but doesn't guarantee a downed enemy plane
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|Aircraft machine guns|
|7.62 mm||Browning · M134 Minigun|
|12.7 mm||GAU-19 · M2 Browning · M3 Browning|
|7.92 mm||MG 15 · MG 17 · MG 81|
|12.7 mm||FN M3P|
|13 mm||MG 131|
|7.62 mm||DA · GShG-7.62 · PV-1 · ShKAS|
|12.7 mm||A-12.7 · Berezin UB · YaK-B|
|7.7 mm||Browning · Vickers E · Vickers K|
|7.7 mm||Te-1 · Type 89 · Type 89 'special' · Type 92 · Type 97 navy|
|7.92 mm||Type 1 · Type 98|
|12.7 mm||Ho-103 · Ho-104|
|13 mm||Type 2|
|13.2 mm||Type 3|
|7.7 mm||Breda-SAFAT · Lewis|
|7.92 mm||FN Browning|
|12.7 mm||Breda-SAFAT · FN M3M · Scotti|
|7.5 mm||Darne 1933 · Fabrique Nationale Mle 38 · FN Browning · MAC 1934 · MAC 1934T · Mle 33 · Mle 1923|
|7.7 mm||FN-Browning M.36 No.3|
|8 mm||Ksp m/22 · Ksp m/22 Fh · Ksp m/22 Fv · Ksp m/22-37 R|
|12.7 mm||Akan m/39A · Akan m/40 · Akan m/45 · LKk/42|
|13.2 mm||Akan m/39 · Akan m/39A|