GSh-6-30 (30 mm)
The 30 mm GSh-6-30 is a Soviet rotary cannon.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
- Default: ·
- Universal: · · ·
- Ground targets: ·
- Air targets: · · ·
|Ammunition||Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Comparison with analogues
- GAU-13/A (30 mm): An American 30 mm rotary cannon based off the GAU-8. Similar performance and rate of fire.
- GSh-30-2K (30 mm): A Soviet 30 mm cannon with a slightly lower rate of fire.
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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- Very high fire rate
- Good muzzle velocity
- Good damage against both ground and air targets
- Access to APHE, killing soft and medium targets in a short burst.
- Limited ammo capacity
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- reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
- references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.
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- topic on the official game forum;
- other literature.
|USSR aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||B-20E · B-20M · B-20S · ShVAK|
|23 mm||GSh-23L · NR-23 · NS-23 · NS-23K · PTB-23 · VYa-23|
|30 mm||2A42 · GSh-6-30 · GSh-30-1 · GSh-30-2 · GSh-30-2K · NR-30|
|37 mm||N-37 · N-37D · NS-37 · SH-37|
|20 mm||Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · MG 151 (Germany)|
|37 mm||M4 (USA) · M10 (USA)|