MG 151 (15 mm)

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Description

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

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Aircraft

Tanks

Ships

General info

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Available ammunition

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

Aircraft

  • 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
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 26 25 17 7 6 6
Universal 50 48 35 25 6 6
Air targets 26 25 17 7 6 6
Armored targets 50 48 35 25 6 6

Tanks

  • Default (AMX-50 Foch): API-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T
  • Pzgr. L'spur (Default): API-T · HEFI-T
  • SprGr: HEFI-T · HEFI-T · HEFI-T · API-T
  • Pzgr. L'spur: API-T · API-T · API-T · HEFI-T
  • H-Pzgr.: HVAP-T · API-T · API-T · API-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default (AMX-50 Foch) 37 35 25 17 12 8
Pzgr. L'spur (Default) 37 35 25 17 12 8
SprGr 37 35 25 17 12 8
Pzgr. L'spur 37 35 25 17 12 8
H-Pzgr. 50 48 35 25 18 12

Ships

  • Universal: API-T · HEF
  • 15 mm APIT belts: API-T · API-T · API-T · HEF
  • 15 mm HEIT belts: HEF · HEFI-T* · HEF · API-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 33 31 25 20 17 15
15 mm APIT belts 33 31 25 20 17 15
15 mm HEIT belts 33 31 25 20 17 15

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good AP-I round which can penetrate roof armour 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 calibre
  • Good rate of fire
  • Good muzzle velocity

Cons:

  • All ammunition types have a different muzzle velocity
  • Often come with 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 armoured target, however, overall damage is limited due to low calibre

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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Germany aircraft cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  MG 151 · MG C/30L · MG FF · MG FF/M
30 mm  MK 101 · MK 103 · MK 108
37 mm  BK 3.7
50 mm  BK 5 · Mk.214a
75 mm  BK 7.5
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · M24A1 (USA) · M61 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR)
23 mm  GSh-23L (USSR) · NR-23 (USSR) · VYa-23 (USSR)
30 mm  DEFA 552 (France) · GSh-30-2K (USSR) · NR-30 (USSR)
37 mm  N-37D (USSR)

France tank cannons
20 mm  20F2
25 mm  SA34 L/72
37 mm  SA18 L/21 · SA38 L/33
47 mm  SA34 L/30 · SA35 L/32 · SA37
75 mm  APX · SA35 L/17 · SA44 · SA49 · SA50 L/57
90 mm  Canon de 90mm · CN90 F2 · CN90 F3 · CN90 F4 · DEFA F1 · SA45
100 mm  SA47 L/58
105 mm  CN-105-F1 · Modele F2 · PzK M57
120 mm  GIAT CN120-25 G1 · GIAT CN120-26 F1 · SA46
142 mm  ACRA
155 mm  L'Obusier de 155 Modèle 1950
  Foreign:
15 mm  MG 151 (Germany)
20 mm  MG 151 (Germany)
37 mm  M6 (USA)
40 mm  QF 2-pounder (Britain)
75 mm  KwK42 (Germany) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA)
76 mm  M7 (USA)
105 mm  M4 (USA)

Germany anti-aircraft guns
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  FlaK38
30 mm  MK103/38
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA
37 mm  FlaK36 · FlaK43 · FlaK44

Germany naval cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  2 cm/65 C/30 · 2 cm/65 C/38 · 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 · 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 · MG 151
30 mm  MK103/38
37 mm  3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 · 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette LM/42 · 3.7 cm SK C/30
40 mm  4 cm Bofors Flak 28 · 40 mm/70 MEL58
88 mm  8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 · 8.8 cm S.K.C/35 · Flak.36 · 88 mm/45 AA SK L/45 · 88 mm/45 casemate SK L/45
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53
105 mm  10.5 cm SK C/32 · 10.5 cm SK C/33 AA
120 mm  L45
127 mm  12.7 cm SK C/34
150 mm  150 mm/45 SK L/45 · 15 cm/48 KC/36 · 15 cm/55 SK C/28 · 15 cm/60 SK C/25
203 mm  20.3 cm/60 SK C/34
283 mm  283 mm/45 SK L/45 · 283 mm/52 SK C/28
305 mm  305 mm/50 SK L/50
  Foreign:
30 mm  AK-230 (USSR)
76 mm  76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53 (France)