Breda Model 39 37/54 (37 mm)

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The 37 mm Breda Model 39 37/54 is an Italian aircraft cannon.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: HEF-T* · APHE*
  • Air targets: HEF-T* · HEF-T*
  • Armored targets: APHE* · APHE*

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEF-T* 9 8 7 6 5 4
APHE* 53 51 42 33 26 21
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
HEF-T* 800 0.83 0.1 0.1 30 79° 80° 81°
APHE* 800 0.7 1.2 9 23 47° 60° 65°

The cannon is equipped with a magazine of 42 rounds.

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Rapid-firing cannon
  • Access to APHE rounds
  • Good amount of ammunition for air battles
  • High chance of penetration against vehicles at it battle rating


  • Poor performance when stock


When the Regio Aeronautica (Royal Italian Air Force) decided to change the F.C.20 Bis from a reconnaissance bomber to a ground attack aircraft, there was a need to put a cannon in the nose of the plane. To arm the F.C.20, the Regio Aeronautica mounted a variant of the 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.39, the standard naval anti-aircraft weapon of the Regio Marina (Royal Italian Navy). However, they only barely reached squadron service before the Italian Armistice in 1943.


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See also

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Italy aircraft cannons
20 mm  Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · M24A1 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · TM197B
  MG 151 (Germany) · MG FF (Germany) · MG FF/M (Germany)
23 mm  GSh-23L (USSR)
27 mm  Mauser BK27 (Germany)
30 mm  DEFA 552 (France) · GSh-30-2K (USSR) · Hispano HS 825 · MK 103 (Germany) · MK 108 (Germany)
37 mm  BK 3.7 (Germany) · Breda Model 39 37/54
102 mm  102/35 mod 14