MG 151/15 (15 mm)

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Note: Gunpods containing MG 151/15 (15 mm) have reduced accuracy compared to those mounted conventionally

Vehicles equipped with this weapon




General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.

Available shells

The gun on the AMX-50 Foch and the LS 3 have a very different belt content than the aircraft with this cannon.


  • Default: IT/AP-T
  • Universal: IT/IT/AP-I(c)/AI
  • Air Targets: AI/AI/IT/AP-T
  • Armored Targets: AP-I(c)/AP-I(c)/AP-I(c)/AP-T


  • Default: API-T/HEFI-T/HEFI-T


  • Default: API-T/HEF
  • 15mm APIT belts: API-T/API-T/API-T/HEF
  • 15mm HEIT belts: HEF/HEFI-T*/HEF/API-T

Comparison with analogues

Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns, that have firepower equal to these type of weapons.

Usage in battles

Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against the main 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


  • Good AP-I round which can penetrate roof armor of low tier tanks, and does a decent amount of damage to aircraft
  • All ammunition belts do a good amount of damage against aircraft for its caliber
  • Good rate of fire
  • Good muzzle velocity


  • All ammunition types have a different muzzle velocity
  • Often come with a small amount of ammo
  • It acts more like a heavy machine-gun rather than a cannon
  • Even though AP-I shell can go through an armored target, however, overall damage is limited due to low caliber


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 If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: and add a link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.

See also

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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.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the weapon;
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Germany aircraft cannons
15 mm  MG 151/15
20 mm  MG FF · MG FF/M · MG C/30L · MG 151/20
30 mm  Maschinenkanone 103 · Maschinenkanone 108
37 mm  Bordkanone 3,7
50 mm  Bordkanone 5 · Maschinenkanone 214A
75 mm  Bordkanone 7,5
20 mm  ShVAK (USSR) · Hispano Mk.V (Britain)
23 mm  VYa-23 (USSR) · NR-23 (USSR)
30 mm  GSh-30-2K (USSR) · NR-30 (USSR)
37 mm  N-37D (USSR)

France tank cannons
20 mm  M693
25 mm  SA34 L/72
37 mm  SA18 L/21 · SA38 L/33
47 mm  SA34 L/30 · SA35 L/32
75 mm  APX · SA35 L/17 · SA44 · SA49 · SA50
90 mm  SA45 · CN90 F3
100 mm  SA47 L/58 ·
105 mm  CN-105-F1 · Modele F2
120 mm  SA46 · GIAT CN120-25 G1
155 mm  L'Obusier de 155 Modèle 1950 howitzer
15 mm  MG 151/15 (Germany)
20 mm  MG 151/20 (Germany)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
76 mm  M7 (USA)

Germany naval cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  MG 151/20 · MG C/30 · MG C/38 · Flakzwilling MG C/38 · C/38 · Vierlingsflak C/38
30 mm  AK-230 · MK103/38
37 mm  FlaK-Lafette C/36 · S.K.C/30
40 mm  Bofors Flak 28 · MEL58
76 mm  Automatic gun
88 mm  Flak.36 · 88mm/76 SK C/32 · S.K.C/35
105 mm  SK C/32
120 mm  L45
127 mm  SKC/34
150 mm  15cm/48 KC/36 · 15cm/60 SK C/25