MG C/30L (20 mm)

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The MG C/30L (20 mm) is a modified experimental version of the MG C/30, which was to be mounted on aircraft. The higher power of the cartridge, compared to other 20mm cannons at its rank, allows for heavy hitting power, enabling it to take down most aircraft with 2-3 rounds and penetrate light ground targets.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

It has powerful rounds, but a rather slow rate of fire, which makes it hard to hit targets with if you're inexperienced in air battles.

Available shells

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
API-T 46 45 33 23 15 15
HEFI-T 6 6 6 6 6 6
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity in m/s Projectile Mass in kg Fuse delay in m Fuse sensitivity in mm Explosive Mass in g (TNT equivalent) Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
API-T 795 0.15 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
HEFI-T 950 0.13 0.3 0.1 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Devastating against most fighters encountered


  • Slower reload rate compared to other armaments at its rank


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See also

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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)