Breda Model 31 (13.2 mm)

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Description

Breda Model 31 on a vessel

The 13.2 mm Breda Model 31 is a heavy machine gun, used by the Italian Army in the Second World War. It was used by the Regia Marina (Navy), Regio Esercito (Army) and Regi Sommergibili (submarines).

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Ground vehicles
Naval vessels

General info

As a heavy machine gun, the Breda Model 31 is capable of dealing with lightly armoured targets and torpedo boats. The presence of incendiary components in the M14/41 (47/40)'s belt also makes it quite effective against aircraft.

Available ammunition

  • Default (M14/41 (47/40)): AP-I · AP-IT
  • Universal (Naval vessels): AP-T · AP · T · AP
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 24 23 14 10 7 4
Universal 27 27 23 21 19 17

Comparison with analogues

For the M14/41 (47/40) the ammo count is very low in comparison with other nations' counterparts, like American M4s' M2HB (12.7 mm) heavy machine gun. Compared with the Japanese Type 93 (13.2 mm) heavy machine gun, the Italian one has poor ammo belts choice, with only one option for every vehicle.

Usage in battles

In battle the Breda Model 31 has to be used only against light armoured vehicles, trucks, open top vehicles or motor torpedo boats, since at best it can provide 24/27 mm of penetration. It also needs to be fired carefully to save ammo in the M14/41 (47/40).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Reasonable penetration

Cons:

History

The Breda Model 31 is a copy of the French one made by Hotchkiss, since Breda bought their license to fabricate it in 1929; it entered the production line two years later, in 1931. It was later replaced by the M20/65 Model 35.

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Tank machine guns
USA 
7.62 mm  M37 · M60D · M73 · M240 · M1919A4
12.7 mm  M2HB · M80 · M85
Germany 
7.62 mm  C6 · MG3A1
7.92 mm  MG13 Dreyse · MG34 · MG37(t) · MG42
USSR 
7.62 mm  DT · PKT · RP-46 · SGMT
12.7 mm  DK · DShK · 6P50 · NSVT
14.5 mm  KPVT
Britain 
7.62 mm  Browning MG4 · L3A1 · L8A1 · L8A2 · L37A1 · L37A2 · L94A1
7.7 mm  Vickers
7.92 mm  BESA
12.7 mm  L21A1
Japan 
6.5 mm  Type 91
7.62 mm  Type 74
7.7 mm  Type 97
12.7 mm  Type 60 (B)
China 
7.62 mm  Type 86
12.7 mm  QJC88A
Italy 
7.62 mm  Beretta MG42/59 · FN MAG 60-40
8 mm  34/40M · Breda Mod. 38
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31
France 
7.5 mm  AAT-52 · MAC 31
7.62 mm  A-A-F1N
Sweden 
6.5 mm  ksp m/14-29
7.62 mm  ksp 39 C · ksp 58 · ksp 94
8 mm  ksp m/36 · ksp m/39B
12.7 mm  ksp 88

Naval machine guns
USA 
12.7 mm  AN-M2
Germany 
7.92 mm  GM08 pattern 1908 · MG15 · MG34
13.2 mm  Hotchkiss
15 mm  MG M38(t)
USSR 
12.7 mm  DShK
14.5 mm  KPVT
Britain 
7.7 mm  Lewis 1916 · Vickers GO No.5
12.7 mm  Vickers Mk.V
Japan 
6.5 mm  Type 38 pattern 1907 · Type 3
7.7 mm  Type 92
13.2 mm  Type 93
Italy 
6.5 mm  Breda Mod.30 · Fiat Model 26
12.7 mm  Breda-SAFAT
13.2 mm  Breda Model 31