KwK 30 (20 mm)
Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Make an air or ground vehicles list on which this weapon is installed in our game.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Penetration in mm @ 90°|
|ProjectileMass in kg||Fuse delay
|Explosive Mass in g (TNT equivalent):||Normalization At 30°
|Belts||Shell composition||Combat usage|
(Armour Piercing Incendiary tracer – High Explosive Fragmentation Incendiary tracer) shell
|The belt composition means that 50% of the shells (HEFI-T) are useless against tanks while the other 50% (API-T) is nearly useless against planes. However, this belt is reliable against open-topped or thin-skinned vehicles like SPAA vehicles. Since there are no dedicated high-explosive shells for the selection, having one belt of this in reserve does not hurt for those situations.|
(Armour Piercing Incendiary tracer) shell
|This belt offers a good transition from the Default to the PzGr 40 APCR belt. The round offers decent use and damage against lightly armored tanks, especially at close range. Due to lack of high-explosive filler however, it is better to focus on the PzGr 40 belt to maximize penetration power.|
(High Velocity Armour Piercing tracer) shell
|Probably the best belt with the best penetrating shell for the vehicle. While the damage effects post-penetration can be quite poor, the rapid fire from the autocannon can mitigate this problem by following up quickly with another penetrating shot. In close combat, these shells should be used against modules and crew member to make the most of each shell. Against angled armor, however, the APCR ammo may not be very effective, just like any other APCR shell.|
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of this weapon. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the
main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using
<ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.
An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.
Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
- references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.
Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- encyclopedia page on weapon;
- other literature.
|Germany tank cannons|
|20 mm||KwK 30 L/55 · KwK 38 L/55 · Rh202|
|37 mm||KwK 34(t) L/40 · KwK 36 L/45 · KwK 38(t) L/47|
|50 mm||PaK 38 L/60 · KwK 38 L/42 · KwK 39 L/60|
|75 mm||StuK 37 L/24 · StuK 40 (L/43 & L/48) · PaK 39 L/48 · PaK 40/3 L/46 · PaK 42 L/70 · KwK 37 L/24 · KwK 40 (L/43 & L/48) · KwK 42 L/70 · KwK 44 L/70 · KwK 44 L/36|
|76 mm||Pak 36(r) L/48|
|88 mm||PaK 43 L/71 · KwK 36 L/56 · KwK 43 L/71|
|90 mm||BK 90|
|105 mm||StuH 42 L/28 · K.18 L/52 · KwK L/68 · L7A3 · FMK.4 Modelo 1L|
|120 mm||Rheinmetall L44|
|128 mm||PaK 44 L/55 · KwK 44 L/55 · K.40|
|150 mm||sIG 33 · StuH 43 L/12|