M195 (20 mm)

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Description

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

General info

The 20 mm M195 has a magazine of 950 rounds and fires at a rate of 750 to 800 rpm.

Available ammunition

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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

Pros:

  • Having no tracers in the belt allows to keep your position hidden

Cons:

  • Cannon mounted under the left pylon wing, can't rotate like nose-mounted miniguns

History

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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 · M9 · M10
40 mm  M129
75 mm  M10 · T13E1
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · MG 151 (Germany) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)
30 mm  ADEN Mk.4 (Britain)