M195 (20 mm)
The 20 mm M195 was created as a shortened version of the M61 Vulcan specifically to be used on the AH-1G to give it a longer ranged option for enemy suppression.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
- AH-1G (Suspended)
The 20 mm M195 has a magazine of 950 rounds and fires at a rate of 750 to 800 rpm.
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Comparison with analogues
Comparable to the 3-barreled 20 mm cannons on the AH-1F and AH-1Z, the M195 boasts better overheating qualities.
Usage in battles
The 20 mm cannon is mounted under the left pylon wing, and can't rotate like the nose-mounted miniguns. The cannon can be used up to 2 km, exceeding the effective range of the 7.62 mm M134 minigun (1.5 km).
Pros and cons
- Having no tracers in the belt allows to keep your position hidden
- Only one belt available, no other belt options
- No tracers, making it difficult to hit moving targets.
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|USA aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||AN/M2 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 0 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · FMC T-160|
|M3 · M24A1 · M39A1 · M39A2 · M39A3 · M61 · M195 · M197 · Mk 11 · Mk 11 mod 5 · T31|
|30 mm||M230E-1 · XM140 · GAU-13/A|
|37 mm||M4 · M10|
|75 mm||M10 · T13E1|
|20 mm||Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · MG 151 (Germany) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)|
|30 mm||ADEN Mk.4 (Britain)|