Berezin UB (12.7 mm)

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There are 4 named variants of the Berezin. 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. The UBT is for turret use.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with UB or UBK
Fighters  ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · I-180S · MiG-3-15 (BK)
Twin-engine fighters  Pe-3 Early · Pe-3 · 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 · I-301
MiG-3  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK)
Yak-1/3/7  Yak-1B · ▀Yak-1B · Yak-3 · ▄Yak-3 · Yak-7B
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Yak-9K · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9T · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · Yak-9U

Vehicles equipped with UBT
Twin-engine fighters  Pe-3bis
IL-2  IL-2M type 3 (Defensive) · IL-2M "Avenger" (Defensive) · IL-2-37 (Defensive) · IL-2M (1943) (Defensive)
IL-10  IL-10 (Defensive)
Su-6  Su-6 (AM-42) (Defensive) · Su-6 (M-71F) (Defensive)
Pe-2  Pe-2-31 · Pe-2-83 · Pe-2-110 · Pe-2-205 · Pe-2-359
Tu-2  Tu-2S (Defensive) · Tu-2 (Defensive) · Tu-2S-44 (Defensive) · Tu-2S-59 (Defensive)
Yer-2  Yer-2 (ACh-30B) Early (Defensive) · Yer-2 (ACh-30B) Late (Defensive) · Yer-2 (M-105) TAT-BT (Defensive) · Yer-2 (M-105R) LU-MV-2B (Defensive) · Yer-2 (M-105R) TAT-BT (Defensive)
Other  ▂Hampden TB Mk I UTK-1 (Defensive) · IL-4 (Defensive) · Pe-8 (Defensive)

General info

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Available ammunition

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 cement-core round increasing the rounds 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.

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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See also

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