M61 (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. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
- F-4C Phantom II (Suspended)
- F-4E Phantom II
- F-4EJ Phantom II (Suspended)
- Phantom FG. Mk1 (Suspended)
- Phantom FGR.2 (Suspended)
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
Describe the shells that are available for the weapon and their features and purpose. If it concerns autocannons or machine guns, write about different ammo belts and what is inside (which types of shells).
Comparison with analogues
Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.
Usage in battles
Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.
Pros and cons
- Blisteringly high rate of fire at 3,600 RPM
- Accurate even through prolonged bursts
- Can fire off close to 1,100 rounds continously in one burst before jamming
- API rounds can destroy MBTs if striking at a high enough angle
- Requires spool up time before rounds start flying, limiting its usefulness in fleeting target solutions
Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/History" (example: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></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with
Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, 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 the weapon;
- other literature.
|USA aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||AN/M2 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · FMC T-160|
|M3 · M24A1 · M39A1 · M61 · M195 · M197 · Mk 11 · Mk 11 mod 5 · T31|
|30 mm||M230E-1 · XM140|
|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)|
|Britain aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||Hispano Mk.I · Hispano Mk.II · Hispano Mk.V · Oerlikon KAD-B|
|40 mm||Vickers S|
|47 mm||Vickers P|
|57 mm||Molins Class M|
|20 mm||Hispano 404 (France) · M61 (USA)|
|30 mm||M230E-1 (USA)|
|Japan aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||Ho-1 · Ho-3 · Ho-5 · JM61A1 · Type 99 Model 1 · Type 99 Model 2|
|30 mm||Ho-155 · Type 5|
|37 mm||Ho-203 · Ho-204 · Type 94|
|75 mm||Type 88|
|20 mm||M61 (USA) · M197 (USA) · MG FF (Germany) · MG FF/M (Germany) · MG 151 (Germany)|
|30 mm||M230E-1 (USA)|
|China aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||AN/M2 (USA) · B-20E (USSR) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Ho-3 (Japan) · Ho-5 (Japan)|
|M39A1 (USA) · M61 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)|
|23 mm||NR-23 (USSR) · NS-23 (USSR) · NS-23K (USSR)|
|30 mm||Type 30-1|
|37 mm||Ho-203 (Japan) · N-37D (USSR)|
|Italy aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · M24A1 (USA) · M61 (USA) · MG 151 (Germany)|
|30 mm||DEFA 552 (France) · MK 103 (Germany) · MK 108 (Germany)|
|37 mm||BK 3.7 (Germany)|
|102 mm||102/35 mod 14|